The Kitsap Peninsula...Your Summer Destination
It's been a great summer and there are still lots of fun activities happening all round the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula including the popular, family friendly Kitsap County Fair & Stampede
on August 20-24.Click here
or on 2014 August Summer Update
e-newsletter icon on the right for a few reasons to visit the Kitsap Peninsula. You'll find more things to do on our Calendar of Event and throughout the VKP website.
find outdoor recreation activities and links to parks where you can
explore miles of land and water trails, beaches and open space! Plenty
of leisure opportunities with family, friends and pets! The Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails is now officially part of the National Water Trails System. Visit our water trails web page for more information.
There are so many family friendly things to do. Not to mention, summer is already here and our June/July e-newsletter is out with all the popular events and attractions listed within. Festivals, fairs, and celebrations galore! Click the icon to the right to view it. You'll also find outdoor recreation activities and links to parks where you can explore miles of land and water trails, beaches and open space! Plenty of leisure opportunities with family, friends and pets!
The Kitsap Peninsula is also a lovely place to take a break for the big city and relax in a hotel or B&B overlooking one of our many water views nestled in the woods. You'll find a wide-range of affordable, family and pet friendly hotels and B&Bs on our lodging Special Packages page and Lodging search page.
Hop aboard a beautiful Washington State Ferry for a scenic ride to the Kitsap Peninsula or, from the south, drive across the majestic Tacoma Narrows Bridge to see or participate in any upcoming events.
SAY "I DO" ON THE KITSAP PENINSULA!
Celebrate your big day or any special occasion on the Kitsap Peninsula. We have a wide range of venue to offer...from elegant waterfront Conference Centers to charming rural settings overlooking scenic views. Visit our Wedding, Conference and Retreat pages about the venues and services available on the Kitsap Peninsula to ensure you have a memorable wedding, anniversary, reunion or other special celebration.
Micro-brewers on the Kitsap Peninsula are crafting some superior brews and winning awards and getting cheers from beer lovers far and wide. Hop a ferry or cross the bridge and head this way to do our popular Brews & Bites tour. Click on the link to learn more, download a map with addresses for your GPS!
You'll also find the brochure at 64 downtown Seattle/East Side hotel and visitor locations, and 137 Kitsap and Olympic Peninsula visitor locations. Visit our Public DropBox to download
this and other Kitsap Peninsula brochures including our new Water Trails Map. The Kitsap Peninsula is a truly magical place with miles and miles of shoreline making it a wonderful, easily accessible retreat for travelers and businesses across the water, the USA, or around the world. RSVP today for your Getaway on the Kitsap Peninsula. Look for our new expanded Kitsap Peninsula Visitor Guide with map in the tourism info displays on the Seattle-Bremerton, Seattle-Bainbridge Island, and Edmonds-Kingston ferries and terminals.
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Sue Abbott of the National Park Service will work with members of the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails Alliance that include representatives from the counties, cities, tribes, recreational groups, and businesses. The City of Gig Harbor and communities in Mason County are also interested in participating in expansion of the KP Water Trails Program which is expected to be designated part of the NPS Water Trails in early 2014.
National Park Service Awards County/VKP Grant to Develop Water Trails Management Program. The National Park Service has awarded Kitsap County a grant to develop a sustainable water trails management program for the 371 mile Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails. The grant will be used to develop policies, procedures and best practices across jurisdictions to maintain and grow the KP Water Trail system.
We're just a short journey by the famous Washington State ferry, Tacoma Narrows or Hood Canal bridges, and main highways. Few destinations offer so many magical and historic waterfront towns and communities to explore. Surrounded by nearly 371 miles of shoreline and dozens of marinas, you’ll find sophisticated dining, award-winning wineries, shops filled with local art and bakeries to tempt your taste buds. The VKP website is updated everyday and features a library of guides, maps, brochures, amenities, attractions, and quick links to local services. We make it easy to learn about our excellent conference, meeting, reunion and wedding venues. We also offer awarding winning golf courses and beautiful yet affordable marinas that line the Kitsap Peninsula from Hansville to Union.
The Kitsap Peninsula provides a convenient, central location for exploring quaint waterfront communities. The combination of Native American, Scandinavian, military and pioneer attractions are close by the Seattle and Tacoma metropolitan areas; the Olympic Peninsula; Victoria and Vancouver, Canada; Portland, Oregon; and three National Parks—all within easy touring distance.
Save items in your “Kitsap Folder” and you’ll have an organized listing to save or e-mail when you leave our site. We hope this feature will help you plan your trip for easy travels to the Kitsap Peninsula.