Welcome to the Kitsap Peninsula, Washington

Welcome to the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, conveniently located directly across Puget Sound from Seattle. Whenever you visit, you will find a wide range of things to do — from outdoor recreation to wine tastings in small towns and in historic vineyards. You'll also find a variety of lodging choices — from beachfront suites to charming B&Bs and Airbnbs in out-of-the-way and scenic locations. Getting to the Kitsap Peninsula is gorgeous! From Seattle or Edmonds, hop aboard one of the famous Washington State Ferries or travel across the impressive Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which is a short distance from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Click any of the links in the menus above to learn more about the region. 

Fall Outdoor Recreation Events & Beer Festivals

Fall Outdoor Recreation Events & Beer Festivals

PoulsBrew Beer Festival - Sept 21 - Come celebrate great local craft beer, tasty food, live music and lots of fun! For more info and to register early, click here. 
Kitsap Color Classic - Sept 22 - Pedal along the gorgeous Kitsap Peninsula and through some of the best riding country in the state! Friendly communities and terrific fall scenery make this a fun, annual must-do event. For more info and to register early, click here.
Hucktoberfest 2019 - Sept 27-29 - Port Gamble - Come out and race some of the most popular gravity trails in the area, with a good mix of descending and fun. There will be all sorts of mountain-bike-related fun, including lots of beer from local craft breweries, raffle, huck-to-flat competition and much more! For more info and to register early, click here.
Poulsbo Beer Run - Oct 5 - Grab your running shoes for this fun 4 mile run with six breweries along the way. For more info and to register early, click here
Poulsbo Half & 10K - October 12 - The course starts and finishes at Liberty Bay Waterfront Park and runs through downtown Poulsbo. Register early!
Visit our events calendar for more events and activities. All the more reason to stay and play on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula. Click here for a variety of lodging options.

KP Arts & Cultures Guides

Check out our rackcard and Google map featuring dozens of art galleries located around the Kitsap Peninsula region. Find more info using our Arts & Culture searchClick here to view or print a letter size versionClick here to view the Google map of the KP Art Galleries.

We also provide info on dozens of museums located in and around the  Kitsap Peninsula region. Click here to view or print a letter size versionClick here to view the Google map of the KP Museums.

Pet Friendly Hikes on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula

Pet Friendly Hikes on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula

The Kitsap Peninsula loves pets, and we have dozens of public parks, miles of trails, beaches and wide-open spaces where you and your best friend can enjoy some fresh air. Check out our newest blog—Pet Friendly Hikes on the Kitsap Peninsula for a number of great trails and parks to choose from. Also, check out our Pet-Friendly Places page for more information on pet-friendly lodging and smart trail tips for hiking with your dog.

Visit Kitsap Peninsula Visitors Guide & Recreation Map

Check out links below for our Visitor Guide and Outdoor Recreation Bike map which includes 14 popular cycling routes and information about dozens of communities around the Kitsap Peninsula.

Click here to view the Visitor Guide Side.  
Click here for the Bike-Recreation Side of the Map.

Now available at REI in Silverdale, Poulsbo Maritime Museum, Kingston Chamber, Josephine's Redeemed and Whiskey Gulch in Annapolis (next to Port Orchard). 

Kitsap Peninsula Farmer's Markets

Kitsap Peninsula Farmer's Markets

Most communities offer visitors and locals alike the chance to enjoy locally sourced farm produce,  fine hand-made crafts and more at farmers markets throughout the Kitsap Peninsula. Click here to see our Kitsap Peninsula Farmer's Market Guide which shows Farmer's Market locations throughout the Kitsap Peninsula. Click here to do an online Farmer's Markets and local Farms search.

Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trail Brochure & Map!

Click below to view PDFs of the print version of the KPNWT map brochure including information on the Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails, an extensive map with water trails access points, marinas and dock information.


Brochure front side with general info. 
Back side with Map of Access Points

Watch the Visit Kitsap Peninsula TV Spot

Watch the Visit Kitsap Peninsula TV Spot

Check out the new Visit Kitsap Peninsula TV spot airing on KCTS TV Seattle.

New! Saturday Fast Ferries Also Available in Kingston and Bremerton!

With the launch of the new Kingston fast ferry to Seattle, Kitsap Transit now has two convenient locations on the Kitsap Peninsula to provide passenger ferry service to Seattle and back: Kingston-Seattle and Bremerton-Seattle. The weekday schedule serves commuters, residents, and visitors with early morning and late afternoon runs. Now includes Saturday service for a convenient weekend getaway!

Click here for the Bremerton schedule.

Click here for the Kingston schedule.

Click here for a pdf of the Fast Ferry System Map.

Featured Events

Brownsville Appreciation Day 2019
9/20 - 9/22/2019

Presented by Port of Brownsville


Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour
9/20 - 9/22/2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Presented by Greater Gig Harbor Foundation


Keyport Fest 2019
9/21/2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presented by Kitsap Improvement Club


Poulsbrew Beer Festival
9/21/2019, 2:00 - 7:00 pm

Presented by Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce


Kitsap Color Classic

Presented by Cascade Bicycle Club