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

Port Gamble Country Christmas  - December 8 & 9 - Enjoy a variety of festive holiday activities, including horse-drawn hayrides through picturesque downtown glowing with over 100,000 holiday lights, craft-making for the kids at Santa’s workshop, followed by festive holiday fireworks display.

Bremerton Winterfest - December 8 - Stroll around downtown and stop into our museums, shops, & cafes to see exhibits and to enjoy holiday refreshments! Free horse drawn carriage rides, BHS Marching Band, Tree lighting, and get a photo taken at no charge with Santa.

Hometown Holiday Benefit - Port Orchard - December 8 - Do your holiday shopping amongst over 30 handcraft vendors, free Santa and Mrs Clause holiday pictures. 

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

Milltown Christmas
12/9/2018, 4:00 - 9:00 pm

Presented by Kitsap History Museum


Port Gamble Country Christmas
12/8 - 12/9/2018

Presented by Port Gamble Community


The Oak Ridge Boys
12/10/2018, 8:00 pm

Presented by Suquamish Clearwater Casino and Resort


Heronswood Solstice Celebration
12/21/2018, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Presented by Heronswood Garden