Port Orchard, Washington

Top Spots in and near Port Orchard

  • Port Orchard, Washington

    Crabbing Puget Sound

    Did you know that Dungeness Crabs are named after the port of Dungeness, Washington where they were first commercially fished? Big, meaty and delicious these crabs are plentiful in the Puget Sound region as their under appreciated cousins the Red Rock Crab. The Washington State Department of Fi...
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  • Bremerton, Washington

    Hike the Gold Creek Trail at Green Mountain

    4.0
    5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    The Gold Creek Trail is one of several trails in the Green Mountain region. Although the trail is intertwined with others, it is almost impossible to start down the wrong path. The trail is well-marked and well-maintained, making this an excellent option for the family.  The trail begins at the e...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    Visit Alki Beach

    5.0
    1 mi
    There is parking for about a mile along Alki Ave. SW, however it quickly fills up quickly so get there early. The beach is about a mile long and since there is little parking there is a good chance you will need to walk a fair distance.  There are many things to do at this beach. There are kayak,...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    Lighthouse and Discovery Park Loop

    5.0
    4.27 mi / 384 ft gain
    This Beautiful park in Seattle offers up gorgeous views of Puget Sound. The park has an easy to follow loop, which is about 4.5 miles. There are easy offshoots of the loop if you're looking to get a little extra distance. Keep an eye out for Hidden Valley Trail and North Beach Trail if you're up ...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    Loop Trail - Discovery Park

    3.5 mi / 200 ft gain
    The Loop Trail in Discovery Park offers a nice respite from the city, with views of the Puget Sound, open fields and forest. Given it's a loop, there are a couple of different options to begin the hike. The most common is to park at the East Visitor Center Parking lot and take a short connector t...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    Discovery Park Beach

    4.3
    2.39 mi / 535 ft gain
    Discovery Park and its beach area great for walking, running, photography, and taking in a sunset. If you want to put your feet in the sand, head down to the western most part of the park. This beach is a sand beach with an iconic lighthouse at the end. Dirftwood also washes up on the beach provi...
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  • Seabeck, Washington

    Guillemont Cove Stump House and Beach House

    4.5
    3.54 mi / 709 ft gain
    Have you ever been inside a stump house? This is your chance! Just outside of Seabeck, Washington lies a hobbit stump house tucked into a mossy forest on the shores of Guillemont Cove. Drive to Seabeck, turn right onto Miami Beach Road, bear left onto Stavis Bay road and continue for 4.5 miles...
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  • Gig Harbor, Washington

    Kayak Gig Harbor

    3.0
    Just over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge is a small, quiet, and tranquil town of Gig Harbor. The best way to experience the town is from the water.Tucked beneath Anthony's restaurant is Gig Harbor Rent-a-Boat, a small rental company that will outfit you for your afternoon on the water. Most days the ...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    Take in the View at Kerry Park

    4.8
    Located at the top of Queen Anne Hill, Kerry Park is a favorite destination for photography. On any given day you'll find tourists and locals relaxing in the park and enjoying the beautiful view.The park is located in the Queen Anne neighborhood so there is free parking along the streets. If yo...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    Camp on Blake Island

    There are 2 ways to get to Blake Island: private boat or via the Argosy Cruises tour boat (or if you're ambitious, I guess you can swim there!). If traveling by private boat, there is a marina with limited dock space as well as buoy moorings around the island for a moorage fee. Blake Island is ...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    Sunset Sail near Seattle

    5.0
    Although weekend sails are available, this is one of the best ways to get a mid-week fresh air fix in Seattle.Start with a 1.5 hour sunset sail reservation with Emerald City Charters ( approx. $33 per adult). The day of your sail, pack a bag with blankets, drinks and picnic-style dinner. Catch th...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    Golden Gardens Park

    4.5
    Golden Gardens Park is a beautiful, sandy gem that’s perfect for spending a sunny summer day lounging on the beach, exploring the shore, stand up paddling, or even playing beach volleyball. This park also features some of my favorite views in Seattle. As day turns to night, enjoy a beautiful suns...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    Ice Cream Cruise on Lake Union

    My family and I were in Seattle for a wedding and I believe my mom across this gem being advertised in either a newspaper or a magazine. We had a great time and it was an affordable way to get onto the water and something everyone of all ages could do. I love checking out houseboats, being on the...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    Take in the View of Downtown Seattle from Dr. Jose Rizal Park

    4.0
    Enjoy a wonderful view of the Seattle skyline from Dr. Jose Rizal park. Parking is easy and accessible, and the park has lots of benches for sitting and taking in the view. Walk around the park for different views of the city or take in the surrounding neighborhood, you'll most likely catch a lot...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    Paddle Lake Union

    4.6
    As the sun sets over Queen Anne Hill, there are few better places to be in Seattle than Lake Union. Sitting just 2 miles from downtown Seattle, the Lake is a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. No matter the season, catching a sunset and dusk on the lake is absolutely stunning. U...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    Night Photography at Gasworks Park

    4.8
    Everyone knows Gasworks Park for its awesome views of downtown Seattle. A great spot during anytime of the year, the park is even beautiful at night, when you can see reflections of the city lights in Lake Union. Make sure you bring a tripod to capture some awesome long exposure images!During the...
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Camping and Lodging in Port Orchard

Hamma Hamma Cabin
Lilliwaup, Washington

Hamma Hamma Cabin

Coho Campground
Montesano, Washington

Coho Campground

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Port Angeles, Washington

Olympic Peninsula / Port Angeles KOA Journey

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