Kitsap County & Beyond

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Explore Kitsap County

Below you'll find helpful guides with all kinds of information, links, and videos about Kitsap County. I've also included some of my favorite local spots, and I'm happy to show you around or answer any questions you may have.

Our Guide to Kitsap

From daycares to outdoor activities, restaurants to local real estate news, our guide will help you discover all there is to do, see, and experience in Kitsap County, Washington.


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Navy Edition of Our Guide to Kitsap

The Navy edition of our guide to Kitsap has other useful info, like drive times from our local bases to different cities. I hope you find it helpful, and I really appreciate all of the sacrifices you and your family make. Please let me know if I can assist you in any way.

Kitsap's Fun Events

Kitsap County has an interesting mix of celebrations and events, including farmers' markets, summer festivals, and holiday activities. Our guide shows you what annual and recurring events are happening each month.

Some of My Favorite Spots Around Kitsap

People of all ages can enjoy life on the Kitsap Peninsula. We have great parks, hiking trails, beaches, restaurants, shops, and more. Here are just a few of my favorite places.

Ahoy Kitsap Playland

If you have young kids, this is the place to take them, especially on a rainy day. Ahoy has a big indoor children's playground, and they recently added a Virtual Reality Arcade.

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Bug & Reptile Museum

Head to Bremerton for some free family fun! This museum is open every day. They have all kinds of live critters and a preserved bug display with insects from around the world.

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The Cup and Muffin

Just up the street from the Kingston-Edmonds ferry is this tasty drive-thru spot with the friendliest staff making fresh salads, bagel sandwiches, lattes, and more.

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DEFY Air Sports Park

An extreme air sports park, DEFY is located in Silverdale and has various activities, including open jump, zip line, a ninja course, extreme dodgeball, and trapeze and aerial silks.

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Poulsbo Parks & Rec

The parks & rec department in Poulsbo offers a variety of classes & sports programs, volunteer opportunities, and special events.

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Silver City

A great restaurant & ale house, Silver City in Silverdale is a family-friendly eatery with award-winning craft beers and delicious meals.

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Street Sports

Located in Poulsbo and Silverdale, Street Sports offers Jiu-Jitsu programs for youth, and yoga classes. There are group courses and private lessons.

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The Tag Zone

This indoor Nerf gun arena is in Bremerton. It's an exciting place, and they host birthday parties. Play squad vs. squad, capture the flag, and more.

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Fun Things To Do in Edmonds

Charcoal Restaurant

Nestled among the Graphite Arts Center's galleries is Charcoal. This great restaurant offers delicious modern American food, and it's steps away from the Kingston-Edmonds ferry.

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Ombu Salon + Spa

Treat yourself to a day at Ombu Salon + Spa. You'll feel refreshed after one of their facials or relaxing massages. They also offer other services like haircuts and lash lifts.

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Picnic Point Park

Take the kids or someone special to this beach to enjoy views of Whidbey Island and the Olympic Mountains. There are picnic tables, restrooms, and charcoal cookers.

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Whirly Ball

A great group activity, Whirlyball is a mix of lacrosse and basketball and you play it while riding a WhirlyBug (like a bumper car). It's really fun and just about anyone can play it.

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Great Places to Visit in Port Ludlow

Ludlow Bay Spa

The Ludlow Bay Massage & Wellness Spa provides massage therapy, facials, and beauty treatments. Give yourself or someone you know a day of relaxation at this great day spa.

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Ludlow Falls

Ludlow Falls Interpretive Trail is a family-friendly hike that takes you to Port Ludlow's beautiful waterfall. It's pretty regardless of the season but definitely check the weather before you go.

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The Resort at Port Ludlow

A popular golf course, a cozy inn, a picturesque marina with kayak and SUP rentals, and a delicious restaurant – this place has it all. Spend a day or the weekend here!

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Sugar Hill Farms

Get a sweet treat (or two) at Sugar Hill Farms. It's on Beaver Valley Road, about a 5 min. drive from Ludlow Falls Trailhead. They have all kinds of goodies like cupcakes and kettle corn.

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Fun Things To Do in Port Townsend

Chetzemoka Park

This park has incredible views. There are play structures, flower gardens, barbecues, ADA-accessible restrooms, and beach access at the southwest corner of the lawn.

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On a sunny day, head here for a drink. It's right on the beach, and you can enjoy craft beers, wine, kombucha, and soda. They have bar snacks and welcome outside food. They host live music too!

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Silverwater Cafe

Specializing in Northwest Mediterranean cuisine since 1989, this restaurant has everything from gyros to fish + chips. And, they support local farmers, fishermen, and florists.

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Soak on the Sound

For total relaxation, book one of Soak on the Sound's private salt-water soaking tubs. You can enjoy it alone, as a couple, or in a small group. They also have infrared saunas and specials.

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Family Fun in Gig Harbor

Escape Hour

Escape Hour Gig Harbor offers award-winning escape room experiences. They are also Washington's top-rated escape experience destination.

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This entertainment center has 2 types of bowling, a 2-story laser arena, an arcade, virtual golf swing suites, a farm-to-fork restaurant, and more.

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Splash Pad

Kids love the Splash Pad at Gateway Park. It's open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, seven days a week.

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LunchBox Lab

Grab a tasty meal at Lunchbox Laboratory while spending an afternoon in Gig Harbor. They have Kobe beef, ice cream shakes, beer, and wine.

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Check Out These Places in Tacoma

Museum of Glass

This glassmaking museum has served as an innovative, artistic hub since 2002 and offers glassmaking demonstrations and programs for kids.

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Odyssey 1

Established in 1993, this family fun center has a jungle gym, an arcade, and laser tag. You can also reserve it for birthday parties and events.

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Pump It Up

For a memorable birthday party or group event, Pump It Up offers bouncy house arenas, personalized food options, and party rooms.

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Tacoma Nature Center

Check out the tidepools with their free, naturalist-led exploration, or go on a naturalist-led family nature walk. They also have events throughout the year.

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