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.

Weekend Getaway Ideas

Gig Harbor Light Up the Night: St. Lucia Festival  - December 14 - 5 - 7 pm - Celebrate Gig Harbor’s Scandinavian heritage at Harbor History Museum’s 5th Annual Light Up the Night. Crafts, games, and traditional Scandinavian snacks are the star at this family-friendly event.

West Sound Chorus "Night of Noel 1959" - December 15 - 2 pm & 7 pm - North Kitsap Auditorium, Poulsbo - West Sound Chorus is bigger and better than ever with new, vibrant arrangements of Christmas favorites. Don't miss this fun-packed evening with lots of 4-part harmony and the crazy antics of those guys from West Sound Chorus. Features CSWU Chorus (Come Sing With Us!) again this year!

Under the baton of Maestro Alan Futterman, the Bremerton Symphony Chorale (Music Director LeeAnne Campos) and four brilliant regional soloists join the Bremerton Symphony Orchestra in this mid-afternoon performance of Handel’s revered Messiah in a sacred, accoustically exquisite setting.

These events and more are on our events calendarall the more reason to stay and play on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula. Click here for a variety of lodging options.

Celebrate the Holiday Season on the Kitsap Peninsula!

Celebrate the Holiday Season on the Kitsap Peninsula!

Cities and towns around the Kitsap Peninsula region are glowing with bright colored lights, festive window displays, and lots of holiday cheer to share with visiting family and friends. Click here for holiday events through December. And visit our lodging page for places for you or out of town guests can stay on the Kitsap Peninsula during the holiday season.

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.

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U-Cut Christmas Trees

Click here for U-Pick Tree Farm locations around the Kitsap Peninsula!

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). 

Featured Events

Bloedel Holiday Village
12/15/2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presented by Bloedel Reserve


Night of Noel 1959

Presented by West Sound Chorus


Poulsbo Lighted Boat Parade
12/15/2018, 5:00 pm

Presented by Poulsbo Yacht Club and Historic Downtown Poulsbo


The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber: Masquerade!
12/14 - 12/16/2018

Presented by Ovation