House of Miracles

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House of Miracles

Food scene

Great views of the Sound with outdoor seating. Mostly American cuisine, but also offers a delicious Aloo Gobi. https://www.topsidebargrill.com
10 locals recommend
Topside Bar & Grill
215 Wilkes Street
10 locals recommend
Great views of the Sound with outdoor seating. Mostly American cuisine, but also offers a delicious Aloo Gobi. https://www.topsidebargrill.com
Delicious fresh-baked pastries daily on-site. Coffee and tea. Adorable and cozy atmosphere with cute retail items as well. https://www.topsidebargrill.com/topside-coffee-cabin
Topside Coffee Cabin
249-285 Wilkes St
Delicious fresh-baked pastries daily on-site. Coffee and tea. Adorable and cozy atmosphere with cute retail items as well. https://www.topsidebargrill.com/topside-coffee-cabin
Charming cafe with delicious food options. The inside is a living museum of historic town artifacts. Delightful ambiance. Opened as a pharmacy, hardware store and soda fountain in 1895 and now home to the Bair Bistro with many relics from its previous incarnation, Bair is the place to grab a bite to eat or a coffee. https://www.thebairbistro.com
Bair Drug & Hardware Store
1615 Lafayette St
Charming cafe with delicious food options. The inside is a living museum of historic town artifacts. Delightful ambiance. Opened as a pharmacy, hardware store and soda fountain in 1895 and now home to the Bair Bistro with many relics from its previous incarnation, Bair is the place to grab a bite to eat or a coffee. https://www.thebairbistro.com
Cute little small-town ice cream shop. https://www.facebook.com/BerryDockIceCreamShop/
Berry Dock Ice Cream Shop
1203 Rainier Street
Cute little small-town ice cream shop. https://www.facebook.com/BerryDockIceCreamShop/
Freshly bakes authentic German pretzels and breads. http://hessbakery.com
Hess Bakery & Deli
6108 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Freshly bakes authentic German pretzels and breads. http://hessbakery.com

City/town information

Discover majestic gardens, lakes, golf courses and green spaces. Lakewood features beautiful parks, tree-lined neighborhoods, shimmering lakes, rich history, commercial districts, and a diverse population.
Lakewood
Discover majestic gardens, lakes, golf courses and green spaces. Lakewood features beautiful parks, tree-lined neighborhoods, shimmering lakes, rich history, commercial districts, and a diverse population.
Halfway between the state capitol of Olympia and the state’s largest city, Seattle, the city boasts beautiful scenic views of the Olympic Mountains, Mount Rainier and the Puget Sound and is the ideal launching point to the Pacific Northwest. University Place is also a destination in itself, with something to offer everyone, including parks, wetlands and preserves, miles of walking and bike paths, dozens of locally owned businesses and a world-class golf course, the critically acclaimed Chambers Bay, which hosted the world’s finest golfers and golf fans for the U.S. Amateur in 2010 and will host the U.S. Open in 2015.
University Place
Halfway between the state capitol of Olympia and the state’s largest city, Seattle, the city boasts beautiful scenic views of the Olympic Mountains, Mount Rainier and the Puget Sound and is the ideal launching point to the Pacific Northwest. University Place is also a destination in itself, with something to offer everyone, including parks, wetlands and preserves, miles of walking and bike paths, dozens of locally owned businesses and a world-class golf course, the critically acclaimed Chambers Bay, which hosted the world’s finest golfers and golf fans for the U.S. Amateur in 2010 and will host the U.S. Open in 2015.
Known for its world-renowned glass art, Tacoma’s vibrant urban core is alive with culture. Find yourself surrounded by creativity and city sophistication when you eat, shop and stroll Tacoma’s downtown. The friendly city inspires many to celebrate the melding of old and new. Explore the city's particular affinity for classic cars of yesteryear. Step into historic theaters to enjoy the latest in performing arts.
23 locals recommend
Tacoma
23 locals recommend
Known for its world-renowned glass art, Tacoma’s vibrant urban core is alive with culture. Find yourself surrounded by creativity and city sophistication when you eat, shop and stroll Tacoma’s downtown. The friendly city inspires many to celebrate the melding of old and new. Explore the city's particular affinity for classic cars of yesteryear. Step into historic theaters to enjoy the latest in performing arts.
58 locals recommend
Seattle
58 locals recommend
A foodie's paradise!
69 locals recommend
Portland
69 locals recommend
A foodie's paradise!
Forty minutes from Steilacoom, a charming harbor town with unique shops and eateries. Take a ride in a gondola with Gig Harbor Gondolas. Gig Harbor is a place with captivating beauty, everywhere you look, there are scenes of uncommon splendor, watercraft of all shapes and sizes, historic homes and businesses, open views across the harbor, and those amazing moments when Rainier towers in the distance. People gather here for festivals, concerts, gallery strolls, or family nights out.
30 locals recommend
Gig Harbor
30 locals recommend
Forty minutes from Steilacoom, a charming harbor town with unique shops and eateries. Take a ride in a gondola with Gig Harbor Gondolas. Gig Harbor is a place with captivating beauty, everywhere you look, there are scenes of uncommon splendor, watercraft of all shapes and sizes, historic homes and businesses, open views across the harbor, and those amazing moments when Rainier towers in the distance. People gather here for festivals, concerts, gallery strolls, or family nights out.
A dreamy seaside village. Quaint, charming, quiet, friendly with sweeping views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.
9 locals recommend
Steilacoom
9 locals recommend
A dreamy seaside village. Quaint, charming, quiet, friendly with sweeping views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

Sports

Nicknamed "America's St. Andrews," this public course designed by renowned golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jr has hosted the US Open. A Scottish Links course design makes it a must-do experience. https://www.chambersbaygolf.com
68 locals recommend
Chambers Bay Golf Course
6320 Grandview Drive West
68 locals recommend
Nicknamed "America's St. Andrews," this public course designed by renowned golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jr has hosted the US Open. A Scottish Links course design makes it a must-do experience. https://www.chambersbaygolf.com
Oakbrook Golf Club, one of Washington’s finest public golf facilities, features hundreds of oak trees and immaculate turf conditions.
Oakbrook Golf Club
8102 Zircon Dr SW
Oakbrook Golf Club, one of Washington’s finest public golf facilities, features hundreds of oak trees and immaculate turf conditions.

Sightseeing

132 locals recommend
Museum of Glass
1801 Dock St
132 locals recommend
46 locals recommend
Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Avenue
46 locals recommend
Steilacoom Historical Museum
1801 Rainier Street
The region’s most stunning gardens are nestled in Lakewood, Washington. Thornwood Castle, one of America’s few standing castle’s, boasts a charming garden plucked from the pages of The Secret Garden, and featured in movies. Guest of the Castle are welcome to explore. Lakewold Garden is a 10-acre European garden, that will take you back in time.
Thornewood Castle Bed and Breakfast
8601 North Thorne Lane Southwest
The region’s most stunning gardens are nestled in Lakewood, Washington. Thornwood Castle, one of America’s few standing castle’s, boasts a charming garden plucked from the pages of The Secret Garden, and featured in movies. Guest of the Castle are welcome to explore. Lakewold Garden is a 10-acre European garden, that will take you back in time.
Fort Steilacoom Park is the home to 340+ acres of trails and prairie lands ready for you to explore. Enjoy scenic walks throughout the year and a place to bike, bird watch and play fetch with your dog. Fish, swim or boat in clear-water lakes and then relax in beautiful and serene gardens.
8 locals recommend
Fort Steilacoom Park
8714 87th Ave SW
8 locals recommend
Fort Steilacoom Park is the home to 340+ acres of trails and prairie lands ready for you to explore. Enjoy scenic walks throughout the year and a place to bike, bird watch and play fetch with your dog. Fish, swim or boat in clear-water lakes and then relax in beautiful and serene gardens.
Planetarium presentations, full-dome videos, interactive children's shows, private group shows and special events.
Pierce College Science Dome
9401 Farwest Drive Southwest
Planetarium presentations, full-dome videos, interactive children's shows, private group shows and special events.
Eat, drink, and enjoy the view in Gig Harbor, WA while riding in an authentic Venetian Gondola.⁠ Gig Harbor is home to the only authentic Venetian gondola in the pacific northwest. It's a perfect way to celebrate life's special moments on the water. ⁠ Before your tour is over, ask John to tell you his story about the message in a bottle. If the gondola tour just isn’t enough to make the rest of the world melt away for a few moments, that story will do the trick.⁠ https://gigharborgondola.com
9 locals recommend
Gig Harbor Gondola
3117 Harborview Dr
9 locals recommend
Eat, drink, and enjoy the view in Gig Harbor, WA while riding in an authentic Venetian Gondola.⁠ Gig Harbor is home to the only authentic Venetian gondola in the pacific northwest. It's a perfect way to celebrate life's special moments on the water. ⁠ Before your tour is over, ask John to tell you his story about the message in a bottle. If the gondola tour just isn’t enough to make the rest of the world melt away for a few moments, that story will do the trick.⁠ https://gigharborgondola.com

Nature

A breathtaking National Park with fields of wildflowers, mesmerizing streams, ancient growth trees, and incredible views and vistas.
246 locals recommend
Mount Rainier National Park
246 locals recommend
A breathtaking National Park with fields of wildflowers, mesmerizing streams, ancient growth trees, and incredible views and vistas.
Take a short ferry ride to this largely undeveloped full service island offering outdoor adventures; choose golfing, Kayaking, swimming, hiking, biking and more.
Anderson Island
Take a short ferry ride to this largely undeveloped full service island offering outdoor adventures; choose golfing, Kayaking, swimming, hiking, biking and more.
5-acre park located on the north shore of American Lake. It offers a picnic shelter, picnic tables, a swimming beach, playground, year-round restroom and a public boat launch.
American Lake Park
9222 Veterans Dr SW
5-acre park located on the north shore of American Lake. It offers a picnic shelter, picnic tables, a swimming beach, playground, year-round restroom and a public boat launch.
Nature and garden lover's paradise, overlooking Gravelly Lake, offering an inspirational experience for all who visit. Located in the City of Lakewood, this Washington State historic landmark features landscape architecture surrounded by rare and native plants - far from ordinary but only one mile from Interstate 5. Plan your travel to include a visit to this garden paradise for a self-guided tour, or make a reservation for a docent led group tour.
Lakewold Gardens
12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW
Nature and garden lover's paradise, overlooking Gravelly Lake, offering an inspirational experience for all who visit. Located in the City of Lakewood, this Washington State historic landmark features landscape architecture surrounded by rare and native plants - far from ordinary but only one mile from Interstate 5. Plan your travel to include a visit to this garden paradise for a self-guided tour, or make a reservation for a docent led group tour.
In addition to a gorgeous rose garden, a native-plant garden, a Japanese pagoda, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum and Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Point Defiance Park is also home to both Five-Mile Drive and Owen Beach. Five-Mile Drive is an aptly-named roadway that takes a circuitous tour around the park, with signage and parking spaces at places where you can view Gig Harbor, Vashon Island, Dalco Passage and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge from a distance.
46 locals recommend
Point Defiance Park
5400 North Pearl Street
46 locals recommend
In addition to a gorgeous rose garden, a native-plant garden, a Japanese pagoda, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum and Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Point Defiance Park is also home to both Five-Mile Drive and Owen Beach. Five-Mile Drive is an aptly-named roadway that takes a circuitous tour around the park, with signage and parking spaces at places where you can view Gig Harbor, Vashon Island, Dalco Passage and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge from a distance.
500 feet of saltwater shoreline and two historic stone buildings built in the 1930s. The view from the road doesn’t do this quaint park justice, so make sure and take the opportunity to put your feet in the sand and enjoy the end of your afternoon excursion.
Saltar's Point Beach
91 Champion Street
500 feet of saltwater shoreline and two historic stone buildings built in the 1930s. The view from the road doesn’t do this quaint park justice, so make sure and take the opportunity to put your feet in the sand and enjoy the end of your afternoon excursion.

Neighborhoods

A dreamy seaside village. Quaint, charming, quiet, friendly with dramatic views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.
9 locals recommend
Steilacoom
9 locals recommend
A dreamy seaside village. Quaint, charming, quiet, friendly with dramatic views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

Self Care

Sea Spa harnesses the healing powers of the sea by using both the age old and latest marine technologies in skin and body care. With its beautiful water view, Sea Spa will rejuvenate you on all levels.
Sea Spa Steilacoom
215 Wilkes St
Sea Spa harnesses the healing powers of the sea by using both the age old and latest marine technologies in skin and body care. With its beautiful water view, Sea Spa will rejuvenate you on all levels.