Day trip to Bremerton, WA

This is repurposed from my “old” blog. Enjoy!

The town of Bremerton, WA is located in the Kitsap Peninsula. You can reach it via Highway 16 or ferry from Seattle. This waterfront town is home to a Naval Base and Shipyard. It’s also home to Olympic Gold Medalist Nathan Adrian, member of the U.S. Swim Team. Driving into the town you see large Naval destroyers and aircraft carriers that are either in port for repairs or are retired. We headed up there on a Sunday, which I would not suggest, most of the town’s stores and restaurants weren’t open, so try to go on a Saturday or weekday if you can.

USS Turner Joy

Top of our list for Bremerton was the USS Turner Joy. This retired Naval destroyer is open for self-guided tours. On board are volunteers, mainly retired Naval sailors and officers, to answer questions. The guys we spoke to had a lot of information and were happy to answer all of our questions. This was one big ship so make sure to allot time to explore all of the decks and their many spaces.

The waterfront/marina of Bremerton is newly remodeled and nice to walk along. There are antique stores and a small museum.

For food we ended up at Bremerton Bar & Grill, an American restaurant – it was delicious! I had a great BLT and refreshing sparkler. Their menu is full of American classics and tasty sounding cocktails, if they are anything like my mocktail they’ll be tasty, and a good beer list. Other restaurants include Anthony’s (a nice seafood restaurant) and a Belgian frites (french fries) shop.

There are some other spots I would love to check out in Bremerton, including their Navy Museum which talks about the Navy in the area and what it’s like to be a sailor. They also have a lot of art galleries. I’m excited to go back to Bremerton and check out what else it has to offer. The ferry ride to and from is pretty so I suggest doing that if you can.

Anyone else gone to Bremerton? Any favorite spots?

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