The new year is upon and it’s time to plan the next 12 months. Even if you plan on staying close to home, you won’t be bored! We’ve got plenty of fun adventures in Grays Harbor County that will keep you and your entire family busy. Get out your phone and make yourself a bucket list so you don’t miss a single thing. Here are 24 things to do in Grays Harbor in 2024.

1 – See a Show at Hoquiam’s 7th Street Theatre

Newly renovated, make time in 2024 to see a show at Hoquiam’s 7th Street Theatre. You’ll be glad you did!

2 – Join Wave Writers

Are you a writer of any type looking for peer guidance and support? Join Waver Writers of Ocean Shores to get the inspiration you need to write your best.

3 – Take the Family to Westport Pizza Company

Who doesn’t love a good pizza night? In 2024, take the time to try Westport Pizza Company.

4 – View a Winter Storm

Grays Harbor beaches are the perfect place to view winter storms. Go for the day, reserve a room for a night or plan an extended getaway and watch nature on display.

5 – Enroll Your Child in Empowerment 4 Girls

This incredible organization is doing a lot to prepare youth for adulthood with careful education and support. Get your child involved in Empowerment 4 Girls in 2024.

6 – Trout Fish

Get out in 2024 for some amazing trout fishing. Grays Harbor has some great places to plan the perfect fishing trip.

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Discover the fun of birding at the Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge Photo credit: Douglas Scott

7 – Birdwatch with Friends and Family

Grays Harbor is also a great place to go birdwatching. The Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge is one spot that’s great for enjoying all kinds of wildlife, including birds.

8 – Try Big Moon’s BBQ & Southern Cuisine

Want a taste of the South without leaving Grays Harbor? Head to Big Moon’s BBQ & Southern Cuisine in 2024.

9 – Plan a Romantic Getaway on the Washington Coast

Make 2024 the year you spend more time with the one you love. The Grays Harbor coast is perfect for a romantic getaway!

10 – Learn to Surf

A new year is always a great time for a new skill! Head to Westport in 2024 and learn to surf.

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The Egg Roll Express food truck has expanded it’s menu to include sandwiches and sides. Photo credit: Jennifer Rawlins

11 – Enjoy the Eats at Ocean Shores Food Trucks

Food Trucks are now allowed in Ocean Shores, and there are already a few making it their home. Plan to try them in 2024.

12 – Try a Beer in Hoquiam and Aberdeen

Headed to the beach? Make a stop at Hoquiam or Aberdeen for a taste of local brewery favorites.

13 – Take the Kids to the Washington Coast

Kids love the beach! Use this guide on where to walk, bike and fish with kids to plan your 2024 trips to the Grays Harbor coast.

14 – Volunteer

It’s always a good idea to add “giving back” to your bucket list for the new year. Get started by volunteering at one of the many nonprofits in Grays Harbor. This list for Giving Tuesday may give you some ideas.

15 – Do some Beachcombing

Beachcombing is a fun activity anyone can do that also gets you out of the house and moving. Put it on your list of things to do in Grays Harbor for 2024.

16 – Take the Family to Thain’s Thai Fusion

Looking for a restaurant for date night or family night in 2024? Check out Thain’s Thai Fusion.

17 – Get Active at MultiSport 360

Most of us make promises to be more active every January. By March, those dreams are usually forgotten. Make sticking to your fitness goals easier by heading to MultiSport 360 and seeing what they have to offer.

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Lucy Teuteberg working on sewing blocks for a quilt with her Grays Harbor 4-H group. Photo credit: Jaime Teuteberg

18 – Put Your Kid in 4-H

From market animals to archery and robotics to sewing, there is something for every child in Grays Harbor 4-H clubs. They also learn how to work with others, and important life skills like public speaking, marketing and project management, to name a few.

19 – Go Camping

There are so many incredibly beautiful places in Grays Harbor to go camping. Make 2024 the year you try some of them. Whether it’s RV Camping at Friends Landing or tent camping at Lake Sylvia, you have plenty of options.

20 – Experience the Thrill of the Raceway

Make 2024 the year you experience the thrilling events at the Grays Habor Raceway. It’s fun for the whole family.

21 – Visit Ireland Without Leaving Grays Harbor

You don’t have to leave Grays Harbor to visit Ireland! Just head to Galway Bay Irish Pub, that just celebrated their 30th year.

22 – Get Caffeinated at Brass Hub Coffeebar

It’s always fun to try a new coffee place! In 2024, try Brass Hub Coffeebar in Cosmopolis.

23 – Visit Grayland Cranberry Museum

The Grayland Cranberry Museum has reopened under a new owner and is waiting for you explore it in 2024.

24 – Pamper Yourself with Pure & Coco

If you’re looking for some new products to pamper yourself in 2024 – maybe girl’s night needs a refresh! – try locally-made and owned Pure & Coco.

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