Poulsbo's historic Little Norway is one of the Kitsap Peninsula's favorite and most popular destination for visitors of all ages and interests. Stroll down Front Street to explore galleries, museums, and shops in Poulsbo's growing Arts District or stop by one of several waterfront restaurants for a bite to eat overlooking the marina and waterfront park. Poulsbo is very pedestrian, child, and pet-friendly. It is also a favorite for boaters with a picturesque downtown marina. Affordable lodging options are available at the Poulsbo Guest House International and Poulsbo Inn & Suites, both conveniently located near shopping and dining districts. This charming waterfront community welcomes visitors for the day, overnight and for long, relaxing vacations.
Tour Downtown Poulsbo aboard the Kitsap Transit #344 Poulsbo Central Route
The Poulsbo Marina is one of the most popular places for boaters to visit on the Kitsap Peninsula. Visiting boaters enjoy a clean, well-run marina and a multitude of shops, galleries and eateries all within a block or two of the boat. It is also an excellent place to start or end your Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails adventure! There are kayak and SUP rentals, and beautiful Liberty Bay offers a safe and leisurely way to explore the shorelines and waterways.
Enjoy a stroll through Fish Park which includes 20.73 acres of wooded trails, boardwalk, wildlife/bird viewing platforms, pedestrian bridge, interpretive signs and easy parking. Leased dogs are welcome. Located on Liberty Bay Estuary and Dogfish Creek—288 NW Lindvig Way, Poulsbo. For more Poulsbo city parks and trails, click here.
A Ferry Ride Away to Little Norway video reminds visitors that Poulsbo is a fun place to stay and play.
Poulsbo is home to a number of award-winning breweries that have taprooms and brew pubs. Local establishments also are serving up the tasty brews and hardy pub fare, too. Front Street in historic downtown Poulsbo also has fine and casual dining (children welcome), lots of great art galleries, clothing and gift shops. And don't forget to stop by Sluys Bakery for the famous Viking Donuts! For international picnic ideas, head to the Marina Market, which offers a wide selection of local and international foods and beverages.
Poulsbo is a great place to enjoy a weekend getaway anytime of the year. Little Norway features a wonderful, pedestrian-friendly, historic downtown lined with shops, casual and fine dining choices, galleries with local artwork and historic attractions, including the Martinson Cabin Museum (below) in Nelson Park on Lindvig Way.
Poulsbo Maritime Museum & Visitors Center in Downtown Historic Poulsbo located at 19010 Front St. NE — Open Daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum showcases the city's maritime history. It features items from the Pacific Coast Codfish Co. and Mosquito Fleet, which served Poulsbo, and includes ship models, maps and a maritime library. The museum also has a visitors center hosted by the Poulsbo Chamber and Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association.