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. 

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 Mercantile and Whiskey Gulch in Port Orchard. 

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.

Fast Ferries 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. 

Click here for the Bremerton schedule.

Click here for the Kingston schedule.

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

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.

Public Parks & Trails

Public Parks & Trails

Kitsap Peninsula has thousands of acres of forested lands, open spaces, wetlands, and wildlife and birding habitat that can be enjoyed year-round. There are wonderful public and heritage parks, featuring miles of trails, wetland areas to enjoy wildlife and our natural environment. Click here for a list of Kitsap County Heritage Parks. Also visit our Parks & Trails page

Featured Events

Cherry Cherry: A Neil Diamond Tribute
2/20/2020, 8:00 pm

Presented by Suquamish Clearwater Casino and Resort


Gamble Graveller
2/22/2020, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Presented by Gamble Garaveller


Kitsap Antique Show
2/22 - 2/23/2020, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presented by Puget Sound Genealogical Society and the Kitsap Historical Society & Museum


Chilly Hilly 2020

Presented by Cascade Bicycle Club


Nerd Crawl 2020
2/23/2020, 3:00 - 7:00 pm

Presented by Liberty Bay Books, LoveCraft Brewing, Dog Days Brewing and Ashley's Pub

Nerd Crawl 2020 in Downtown Bremerton