Next up in our girls day series is Kitsap! If you’re stationed at Naval Base Kitsap and need some inspiration for a fun day, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you have friends in town or just need a little getaway during deployment, here are four fun itineraries to consider:
Go Wine Tasting on Bainbridge Island
For all you winos, Bainbridge Island is a great destination for wine tasting. There’s seven award-winning wineries and tasting room on the island, all within 10 miles of each other. If you want to travel safely by foot, Luna Cellars, Eagle Harbor Wine Co., Fletcher Bay and Eleven Winery all have tasting rooms downtown. If you want a more scenic day and visit the actual wineries, consider hiring Tour Bainbridge!
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Soak Up a Spa Day on Hood Canal
If a spa day sounds more your jam, Alderbook Resort & Spa is the perfect destination. Located about an hour from base, Alderbrook’s spa offers an array of treatments including massages, body wraps, facials, and more. There is limited availability, so be sure to book in advance (reservations are going up to six weeks).
If you need something more affordable and last minute, Olympus Spa in Tacoma is amazing. The female-only Korean spa only charges $43 for a day pass, which includes access to all of the spa facilities including hydrotherapy bath, mugwort herbal well, steam and herbal dry sauna rooms, heated meditation rooms and more. You can also add on treatments like body scrubs, massages and facials. But this is a silent spa, so not the best place for girl talk.
Take a Class
If you want to do something more hands-on, how about taking a fun workshop or class? AR Workshop in Gig Harbor hosts a variety of classes, from candle pouring and blanket knitting to permanent jewelry and custom projects. If painting pottery is more your style, Dancing Brush Studio in Poulsbo offers fun, drop-in paint projects.
This is the perfect activity for a rainy, dreary day! Pick a Saturday and start with an early morning brunch. I would recommend you start north with brunch at Butcher & Baker in Port Gamble.
Next up, antique shops. While you’re in Port Gamble, check out The Painted Lady. Mozy on over to Poulsbo and visit Red Plantation, Saltwater Antiques and Cats Meow. Next up, head over to Bremerton for the Saturday Vintage Flea market. The 8,000 square foot building hosts more than 25 vendors with a spectrum of antiques and handmade gifts. Move onto Port Orchard, where there’s a handful of shops along Bay Street. Josephine’s Merchantile is an absolute favorite of mine, so take your time in there. Don’t leave without a stop at the Olde Central Antique Mall.
After all that shopping, pop into Holy Water Heavenly Lounge for a cheese plate and a glass of wine!
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