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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Resort
“Go at sunset and wine and dine at Alderbrook's restaurant across the water from the vacation rental. The dining experience includes a full-service restaurant and bar specializing in locally harvested seafood from Puget Sound and Hood Canal. Breakfast: Mon. through Fri. 7 am – 11 am Brunch: Sat. and Sun. 7 am – 3 pm Lunch: Mon. through Fri. 11:30 am – 2 pm Dinner: Daily 5 pm – 9 pm Bar: Open daily at 7 am, Happy Hour Mon. through Fri. 3 pm – 6 pm (Fri. 8 pm – 11 pm with live music)”
  • 15 locals recommend
Fish Market
“From their website: The Saloon is rustic and outdoor, so bring your coat, and come experience oysters in the elements. In the winter you can watch storms blow down the canal and listen to sea lions bark in the estuary. In the summer, the saloon offers an excellent view of the tide rolling off the oyster beds. We also have live music from 1 to 4 on most weekends (and some Mondays) during the summer. Distance From the cabin: 13 minutes south ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Scenic Beach State Park is an 88-acre Washington state park on Hood Canal in Kitsap County. The park has 1,500 feet of shoreline and activities that include picnicking, camping, walking on ADA-accessible paths, boating, scuba diving, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, crabbing, beachcombing, birdwatching, windsurfing, volleyball, wildlife viewing, and horseshoes.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“This Vietnam-era Navy ship turned museum is one of the most unique experiences in Bremerton.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
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“Devoted Kiss is a smaller cozy restaurant on the waterfront with amazing food! They are know for their amazing breakfast, but we also love their salads and the prime rib sandwich is fabulous!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A must stop for Sea Food while in Gig Harbor, with a great view of Mount Rainer "If conditions allow it."”
  • 18 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Swimming Beach on Hood Canal. Boat Launch, Picnic Tables, and paddle boards and kayak rentals. Very special.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“We love this place for seafood. It's a casual restaurant that serves steak, sandwiches & burgers as well. It has a large waterfront deck.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Health
“Casual, fun environment. All are welcome to play, eat and fun Open Mic on Wednesdays!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pier
“This is a must do if you have the time. Visit Seattle either with your car or on foot (my favorite for around $10 RT). One hour ferry ride in comfort and with awesome views. Sit with a local commuter and let them tell you some history of the area. Let's you off in the historic section of Seattle where you can pick up an Uber and off you go. Mariners and Seahawk stadiums are a short ride away with return ferry trips going into the late hours. Do it!!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bay
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“Great food, and a beautiful waterfront setting that serving local catches, plus regional wines & beers.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Entertainment venue downtown Bremerton close to restaurants and bars--iconic to Bremerton.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Nature
“This is not really a hike, rather it is a walk to a spectacular waterfall. It is great for all ages. Not difficult at all.”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Romantic Restaurant in the front and fun pub with music and open mic in the back!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bridge
“Spectacular mountain views, outdoor recreation, fresh shellfish and more await in Hood Canal.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“In the summer, they deliver pizza by boat! Just give them 24 hours of notice.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Fish Market
“From their website: The Saloon is rustic and outdoor, so bring your coat, and come experience oysters in the elements. In the winter you can watch storms blow down the canal and listen to sea lions bark in the estuary. In the summer, the saloon offers an excellent view of the tide rolling off the oyster beds. We also have live music from 1 to 4 on most weekends (and some Mondays) during the summer. Distance From the cabin: 13 minutes south ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Devoted Kiss is a smaller cozy restaurant on the waterfront with amazing food! They are know for their amazing breakfast, but we also love their salads and the prime rib sandwich is fabulous!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“A must stop for Sea Food while in Gig Harbor, with a great view of Mount Rainer "If conditions allow it."”
  • 18 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“We love this place for seafood. It's a casual restaurant that serves steak, sandwiches & burgers as well. It has a large waterfront deck.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bay
“Great food, and a beautiful waterfront setting that serving local catches, plus regional wines & beers.”
  • 13 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Romantic Restaurant in the front and fun pub with music and open mic in the back!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“In the summer, they deliver pizza by boat! Just give them 24 hours of notice.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Some of the best food in town. Wonderful Italian dishes, great bar. Wonderful moody ambiance. ”
  • 8 locals recommend

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