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Best things to do in Grays Harbor

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bakery
“Enjoy winetasting in this gorgeous atmosphere. They've converted several acres to a beautiful garden spot. In addition to the winery, the Sea Glass Restaurant is nice (although service can be very, very slow).”
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“Now, I recommend doing the 44 minute walk to this place because you are in for some whale sized portions! Work up an appetite while taking one of the most scenic ocean front paved trails all the way to town! Look for the map in my guestbook. (44 min 2.3 miles) Or, seriously... I won't force you to walk so it's super close by car only 8 minutes! They have a variety of salads, classic FishnChips, Beer, Wine, Soda, Clams, Calamari etc... Basically this is your go to for your coastal fish restaurant. Warning! In mid summer on the weekends and holiday expect a bit of a wait time! So, make sure to plan around that. ”
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Park
“Enjoy surfing, kite flying, beachcombing and more on this beautiful, rugged beach. Remember your Discover Pass or buy a day pass there.”
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Restaurant
“Good food, good variety and awesome drinks. On a sunny day, they have outside seating.”
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Natural Feature
“Cool point that that juts out into the harbor over a mile. Can walk down one side collecting colorful wave polished rocks and playing in the waves and come back on the other side that is calm water with a completely different beach and water.”
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Restaurant
“A local favorite for Breakfast. Famous for the giant Cinnamon Roll. This one is only a 9 min drive and puts you downtown if you wish to explore more shopping opportunities. Family Friendly, Greasy Spoon local diner style with Breakfast and Lunch and beyond. ”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“This Swanson's is staffed by very friendly outgoing people, obviously happy to be there and help. It is a shock to find someone in a bad hood”
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Science Museum
“Excellent, museum featuring the history of Ocean Shores and the North Coast.”
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Premise
“Interesting museum highlighting the contributions of local fisherman and cranberry farmers. There is also information about shipwrecks and local sealife as well. There are a few intact whale skeletons on the outside of the museum. A highlight is the magnificent Destruction Island [Lighthouse| Lens, housed on the museum grounds, built in France in 1888 by Henry Le Paute from the design by Augustin-Jean Fresnel. The lens was installed in the Westport lighthouse in 1891 and operated until 1995 when it was removed by the Coast Guard and went on display at its present location. The room that houses the lighthouse is brilliantly lit - my kids loved it! ”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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“Great Food, prices and it is within walking distance. I always recommend Casa Mia to my guests.”
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“Al's is a unique place with outstanding food, sitting on the banks of the Hoquiam River. They only have takeout and the seating is a few picnic tables.”
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Deli / Bodega
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“It's where locals hang out. Great sandwiches and beers on tap. The patio opens up to a large outdoor area with free yard games- great for letting the kids and dogs run around.”
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Candy store
“These are our next door neighbors!! They are SUPER NICE. Originally from Tacoma, this empty-nester couple with grown, adult kids decided to make a change in life from their 9-5 jobs and move out to live in Westport and run a candy shop. They've made so many wonderful changes to Granny Hazel's. It's a MUST every time we're in town. Please stop in and say hi!”
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Museum
“Take a step back in time and envision life as a logging tycoon like Arnold Polson. This mansion is set for a family of historic proportions including a closet filled with dresses from the 1900’s, a kitchen with formally “state-of-the-art” appliances, and a “kid magnet” model railroad. On the museum grounds, the Railroad Camp houses tools of the trade like the 1906 Polson 45 Baldwin locomotive.”
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Food
“Fresh seafood to buy and create your own great meals back at the cottage. Located right on the docks in a floating building. ”
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