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. 

Upcoming Outdoor Recreation Events

Ride The Tide: Celebrating the Kitsap Peninsula National Trail - June 8 - 11 am - 4 pm - Paddle the Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trail from Tracyton to Port Orchard on this annual event. Paddle with the tide through Port Washington narrows to Port Orchard.
Roots Rock Running: Lumberjack Endurance Runs - June 8-9 - 100 M, 100K, NS 50 M options. The run consists of a 12.5 mile loop with 3 fully stocked aid stations per loop, a 30 hour time limit, and the option to run whatever distance you like. 
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.

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.

NW Travel & Life Magazine names Kitsap Peninsula a Best Trip Getaway

NW Travel & Life Magazine names Kitsap Peninsula a Best Trip Getaway

The Kitsap Peninsula was named a best pick in Northwest Travel & Life magazine special annual issue. The article outlines 52 getaway ideas for each week of the year. They highlight "The Paddle Trails of Kitsap Peninsula" for week 18. "With 371 miles of waterfront, it's no wonder Kitsap Peninsula has been officially designated as part of the National Water Trails system." Click here to read the article.

Click here to explore more about the Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails and yearly events, maps and resources.

Click here to see more regional and national articles & blogs about travel adventures to the Kitsap Peninsula. 

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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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.

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 National Water Trail Map!

Check out our expanded water trails map that now included the entire Kitsap Peninsula region. Click here to view a PDF of both the front and backside of the new map. 

The KPNWT website also includes a new section that features dozens of popular KPNWT routes using Google maps for easy GPS navigation. Click here for details. 

Visit Kitsap Peninsula KCTS TV Spot

Visit Kitsap Peninsula KCTS TV Spot

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

Featured Events

Kitsap Harbor Festival
5/25 - 5/26/2019, 10:00 am

Presented by Kitsap Harbor Festival


Seagull Calling Festival and Wing Cook-Off
5/25/2019, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Presented by Port Orchard Chamber and Fathoms O' Fun


Gig Harbor Maritime Gig Festival
6/1 - 6/2/2019, 8:00 am

Presented by Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce


June Bug Flea Market and Fundraiser
6/1/2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Presented by Burley Events Group


Bainbridge Island Art Walk
6/7/2019, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Presented by Bainbridge Island Community