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Kitsap Peninsula Spotlight: Elandan Gardens

You've never seen anything like the Kitsap Peninsula's Elandan Gardens, home of Dan Robinson's extraordinary collection of more than 200 bonsai trees. Here, beauty is found in the twisted, gnarled, aged and distressed, as with this Alpine Hemlock that dates back to the year 1300. Robinson is part gardener, part sculptor, carving, hollowing, training and [...]

Forests, beaches & views wow Kitsap Peninsula hikers

With lush forests abloom with rhododendrons, hundreds of miles of publicly accessible beaches and breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier and the Olympics, the Kitsap Peninsula is the perfect place to take a hike this weekend or any time, according to Craig Romano, author of Urban Trails: Kitsap. “The trails scene on the Kitsap Peninsula has been [...]

2019-08-10T04:54:25-07:00May 26th, 2017|Families, Nature, Outdoors, Pets, Recreation|

Clear Creek Trail: Kitsap Peninsula’s Secret Urban Oasis

Psst! Want to know a secret? Tucked into the heart of the Kitsap Peninsula’s commercial hub, the Clear Creek Trail in Silverdale is a family- and pet-friendly oasis that’s close to hotels, shopping, restaurants and craft breweries, but feels like it’s a world away. Picnic areas abound Perfect for walking, running or biking, most of [...]

Port Orchard Film Festival Brings Silver Screen Fun to the Kitsap Peninsula

Filmmakers from around the region, the country and the world are coming to the Kitsap Peninsula May 5-7 for the inaugural Port Orchard Film Festival and we're saving you a front-row seat for all the indie cinema fun. Nostalgia buffs will love meeting actress Alison Arngrim, best known for playing mean girl Nellie Oleson on the beloved television [...]

2017-05-04T00:50:23-07:00May 4th, 2017|Arts & Culture, Attractions, Entertainment, Events|

Kitsap Peninsula Garden Spotlight: Heronswood

The world-famous Heronswood is more than a garden, it's a work of art in a thousand hues of green. Founders Dan Hinkley and Robert Jones designed a tapestry, alive with color and texture, and punctuated with lacy foliage, angular walkways and arched hedges. You'll love the contrast between the formal hedgerows and the woodland gardens, the architectural [...]

10 Reasons Families Love Spring on the Kitsap Peninsula

You’re going to love spring on the Kitsap Peninsula! In fact, there are so many family-friendly parks, trails, museums and adventures awaiting you, it’s tough to know where to begin. So here’s our insider’s guide to 10 absolutely awesome activities. We promise, you’re going to have a blast! Touch a bug or snake Bremerton's Bug [...]

Plan Your Perfect Day at the Kitsap Peninsula Wedding Tour

It’s just a short ferry ride or car trip to the Kitsap Peninsula, but you’ll feel like you’re a world away at wedding venues that include farms, gardens, forests and, of course, breathtaking waterfront locales. You couldn’t have a more beautiful setting for your destination wedding and the Kitsap Wedding Tour makes it easy to [...]

2017-03-13T22:13:03-07:00March 13th, 2017|Events, Kitsap Peninsula venues, Weddings|

Love Vintage Shows & Shops? Plan a Spring Getaway to the Kitsap Peninsula

Whatever your decorating style, you’re sure to find something incredible at Josephine’s Redeemed Revival Spring Vintage Market March 3-4 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. More than 90 vendors will be on hand at this huge show with treasures for everyone’s taste – farmhouse, industrial, shabby chic, repurposed and collectibles. The market also features artisans showcasing [...]

2017-03-03T22:56:23-08:00February 19th, 2017|Attractions, Entertainment, Events, Families, Shopping|

Top 10 Reasons to Bring Your Valentine to the Kitsap Peninsula

It doesn’t get much more romantic than the Kitsap Peninsula. Whether you’re into walks on the beach, winery tours, farm-to-table restaurants or kicking back at a craft brewery, there’s something for every couple’s taste. Here are a few ideas for creating the perfect lovers’ getaway throughout the month of February: Wine + Chocolate – Bainbridge Island’s [...]

Good Spirits on the Kitsap Peninsula

The Kitsap Peninsula is home to three craft distilleries that take great care with every premium drop of whiskey, vodka and gin, and are racking up impressive accolades as a result. May we suggest a tasting tour? We promise it will leave you in high spirits! Heritage Distilling Co. For the last three years, Gig [...]

2017-06-09T15:22:43-07:00December 30th, 2016|Attractions, Events, Foodies, Shopping|
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