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. 

Celebrate the Holiday Season on the Kitsap Peninsula!

Celebrate the Holiday Season on the Kitsap Peninsula!

Cities and towns around the Kitsap Peninsula region will soon be 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 November & December. And visit our lodging page for places for you or out of town guests to 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.

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.

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

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). 

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

Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour
12/6 - 12/8/2019

Presented by various community members

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Christmas in the Country
12/6 - 12/8/2019

Presented by Bainbridge Island Community

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Navy Band Northwest Brass Quintet
12/8/2019, 2:00 pm

Presented by US Naval Undersea Museum and Navy Band Northwest

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Poulsbo Christmas Concert
12/8/2019, 3:00 pm

Presented by Poulsbo Community Orchestra

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Engage Opera presents Hansel and Gretel
12/13/2019, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Presented by Engage Opera/Village Green Community Center

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