Outdoors

Where To Watch Annual Salmon Migration on the Kitsap Peninsula

Head on over to the Kitsap Peninsula and book a room with a view of the salmon jumping, returning to spawn. Both the Oxford Suites and the Silverdale Beach Hotel In Silverdale have magnificent views of Dyes Inlet and on a clear day, Mount Rainier. Another hotel with beautiful views of Sinclair Inlet is Comfort [...]

2018-10-28T09:30:32+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Attractions, Families, Kitsap Loves Kids, Nature, Outdoors|

Celebrate Fall On the Kitsap Peninsula

Funtober on the Kitsap Peninsula is full of pumpkin pursuits and spooky entertainment for the whole family. Pack up your kids, pets and relatives and head on over for scenic drives along the miles of shoreline, pumpkin patches and ghostly haunted events. Here’s a taste of hair-raising things to come: Thru October - Tour the famous [...]

Spring Break on the Kitsap Peninsula

HELLO SEATTLE PARENTS! It's Spring break and the Kitsap Peninsula is the perfect place to give your family a break from the city to let the children (of all ages) and pets run wild and breathe some fresh air. The minute you board the beautiful WA State Ferry  (there are four that serve the Kitsap [...]

Biketoberfest 2017: Bikes, Brews & Family Fun

Biketoberfest is back for a fifth year of adrenaline-fueled fun Sept. 29-30, and it's another great reason to plan a fall getaway to the Kitsap Peninsula. The family-friendly mountain biking and craft beer festival kicks off at 5 p.m Friday with a night ride, beer garden, bonfire and music. Saturday, there's a full slate of races [...]

2017-09-25T14:57:15+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Craft Beer, Cycling, Entertainment, Events, Families, Outdoors, Recreation|

Rockin’ Summer Nights on the Kitsap Peninsula

Summer nights and music just seem to go together on the Kitsap Peninsula, where we have some of the best outdoor summer concert venues around. The shows are all free and perfect for a date night or family outing. You’ll love the spectacular settings, including waterfront parks in Port Orchard, Poulsbo and Kingston, the Bremerton [...]

Make a Splash at the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails Festival

Start summer off with a splash this weekend at the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails Festival and celebrate one of the world’s most spectacular paddling destinations with food, music, games and outdoor recreation for the whole family. Plan to stay a night or two to enjoy the Kitsap Peninsula’s natural beauty and abundant wildlife via the only [...]

Celebrate Dad with a Kitsap Peninsula Weekend Getaway

Show Dad how much you appreciate him with a Father's Day overnight getaway to the Kitsap Peninsula. With world-class golf courses, amazing craft beverages and miles and miles of family-friendly trails and beaches, there's something here to make every Dad smile. Get away from the big-city crowds, relax and enjoy stress-free family time on the Natural [...]

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 [...]

2017-05-26T23:26:02+00:00 May 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 [...]

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