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Kitsap Peninsula Destination: Port Gamble

There’s no better time to visit Port Gamble than fall, when the chill air crowns the maples and elms in vivid reds, oranges and golds, highlighting the New England heritage of this quintessential Pacific Northwest destination. And for those seeking chills up their spines, Port Gamble also has a spooky side. Visitors who dare can [...]

Kitsap Peninsula Featured Destination: Manette

Like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, there’s a reward waiting for visitors who cross the newly rebuilt bridge from downtown Bremerton to the charming community of Manette – gorgeous views and an ever-growing array of inviting shops and restaurants. At the end of the bridge is Whitey Domstad Park, which [...]

Kitsap Peninsula Destination: Kingston

Sparkling like a jewel in its scenic waterfront setting, Kingston beckons visitors who arrive by personal boat, ferry or car to explore parks, beaches, trails and unique eateries sure to satisfy any palate. Mike Wallace Park next to the marina and ferry dock is a gorgeous expanse of green that hosts the Saturday Public Market, [...]

Kitsap’s Nurseries are Among the Best in the Northwest

From small specialty shops to one-stop garden centers, the Kitsap Peninsula has such a rich selection of nurseries that gardeners can happily spend a couple of days making the rounds and still not see all of them. As local horticulture columnist Peg Tillery says: “If you can’t find it here, you shouldn’t be gardening.” Here’s a [...]

2019-06-03T09:21:24-07:00March 29th, 2016|Attractions, Families, Nature, Outdoors, Shopping|

Kitsap Peninsula Destination: Port Orchard

With a waterfront location, walkable downtown and beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains, Port Orchard is a family-friendly destination well worth a day trip or weekend getaway. A pedestrian path along Sinclair Inlet connects an observation tower at the west end of downtown to a children’s park, with plenty of spots along the way to [...]

Foodie Find: Art, Wine and Food Go Together at Kitsap Mosaics & Bistro

What started as a stress-relieving hobby has grown into a one-of-a-kind mosaics studio on the Kitsap Peninsula, with wine and nibbles to fuel patrons' creativity. Before adult coloring books were the de-stresser du jour, nurse Anna Hickner began piecing together bits of colored glass to achieve her moment of Zen. Now she shares that experience with others [...]

Vintage Treasures Abound on the Kitsap Peninsula

Whether it’s a nod to nostalgia, a reaction to our overly digitized society or merely a cost-effective way of furnishing a home, vintage is hot right now. And the Kitsap Peninsula is a dream destination for DIYers looking to repurpose a fruit crate as a wall shelf or transform a tractor wheel into garden art. [...]

2017-03-03T22:56:45-08:00February 27th, 2016|Attractions, Entertainment, Events, Families, Shopping|

Foodie Gifts from the Natural Side of Puget Sound

On the Kitsap Peninsula, we love good food. Food that starts with fresh premium ingredients and is handcrafted by people who are passionate about what they’re making. Food that has a story behind it and family traditions built around it. From smoked salmon to small-batch roasted nuts to truly decadent chocolates, the region has something [...]

2017-03-03T22:56:50-08:00December 11th, 2015|Attractions, Families, Foodies, Shopping|

Christmas Shopping Fun on the Kitsap Peninsula

Lisa's Stirrett's creations are exuberant, colorful and sure to please the art lover on your list. If you’re like me, you’ve had your Christmas shopping done for months. You’ve found the perfect gift for everyone on your list, wrapped it in true Martha Stewart fashion, and now you’re lounging by the tree, drinking [...]

2017-03-03T22:56:51-08:00December 2nd, 2015|Shopping|
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