Welcome to the Kitsap Peninsula Across from Seattle, WA!
Looking for something fun to do? It may still be winter but you'll find many events happening on the Kitsap Peninsula to enjoy for the day or as a relaxing, romantic getaway. You'll find a wide-range of affordable, family and pet friendly hotels and B&Bs. Click on the icon on the right to read our latest Feb-March eNewsletter!
Kitsap Peninsula Salmon Kayak Tours featured on KING-5 Evening Magazine! The salmon runs may be over, but with this beautiful weather you can still enjoy a kayak ride on the popular Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails! Kingston Adventures and Olympic Outdoor Center in Port Gamble have kayaks for rent and OOC is currently offering Kayak Birding Tours in Poulsbo's Liberty Bay. Click here for details.
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!
Now is a great time to plan your wedding and say "I Do"on the Natural Side of the Puget Sound! Visit us at the Seattle Wedding Show on January 11-12, booth #1127 at the Seattle Convention Center. Representatives will be available to tell you more 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.
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