Kitsap Peninsula Vacations
Olympia, the state capital, is located roughly 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Kitsap Peninsula, while Tacoma is 10 miles (16 kilometers) to the east.
To check out the flora and fauna that is native to Kitsap Peninsula, set out to explore some of its popular protected havens. First take the family to Bloedel Reserve and Manchester State Park, two of the most visited around this city. Also try Fay Bainbridge State Park and Bloedel Reserve, if you have time to spare to see more of the city’s variety of ecological settings.
One of the best ways to experience the true flavours of Kitsap Peninsula is to take a friend to Rolling Bay Winery, one of the area’s most visited vineyards. Take a walking tour through the vineyards, chat with expert vintners, and, if there's something that appeals, purchase a bottle or two as a souvenir of this fabulous region.
Get your family on board to check out the Naval Undersea Museum, the premier nautical museum in the area. Dream of long sea voyages and enjoy the full range of boats, ship models and interesting pieces of flotsam as you explore the marine-themed exhibit spaces.
Set aside a few hours to explore the Kids Discovery Museum, one of the more rewarding cultural destinations in Kitsap Peninsula. Take advantage of the peace and quiet, ask the staff about any temporary displays, pick up a souvenir at the gift shop or just enjoy the treasures of the past.
If you could do with a spot of retail therapy you’ll love the various stores that are part of the Kitsap Mall. Check out what the locals are wearing and buy a few original gifts or treats.
One of the best golf courses in this region is Meadowmeer Golf and Country Club. Tee off down the excellent fairways, and try to beat the course average, then enjoy a few drinks with fellow golf fanatics in the clubhouse bar.
The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is the perfect place to go to learn about the city’s turbulent past. Admire the museum’s interesting displays and examine the centuries-old artifacts throughout this reflective space.
The Bainbridge Performing Arts is one of the premier venues to see live performance in Kitsap Peninsula. Head off well before showtime and enjoy a few drinks and a meal at one of the nearby eateries.