Quality Inn & Suites
4303 Kitsap Way
Bremerton, WA 98312-2445
Phone: (360) 405-1111
Fax: (360) 377-0597
Take the ferry from Seattle on a 50-minute trip to historic Bremerton. Located close to the ferry terminal, this "floating museum" lets you view the configuration of naval destroyers up close. Named for Vice Admiral C. Turner Joy, a leading Korean Armistice Peace negotiator, this ship was involved in the August 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, which helped to escalate the Vietnam War. Take an in-depth tour of this historic ship, which is maintained in its original condition.
The Island Wood is a beautiful center of education of environment for people of all ages. This center organizes overnight school programs every year and expect a number of almost 4000 students from the fourth to the sixth grade. This place teaches the people to mix around with the nature and experience the beauties of animals plants live. The site is also open to conferences, meetings, retreats, and celebrations that include marriages etc.
A major landmark in West Seattle, Alki Point is constantly brimming with locals and tourists. Alki Point Lighthouse and Alki Beach being the major tourist attraction, this location offers a plethora of options to spend a delightful day. Alki Point sees numerous swimmers and surfing enthusiasts indulging in their favorite sport. Besides, concerts and live acts held here are a major crowd puller.
Just a few blocks south from the beach blanket and ice cream shack mayhem of Alki Beach, Schmitz Park is a veritable time warp back to a Seattle before the European settlers came. Home to the only remaining stand of old-growth forest in the city, it's been left alone for wanderers to discover. Some of the cedars are 800 years old!
This two-and-a-half-mile strip of sandy beach is one of the most popular beaches in the area, and it was also where Seattle's first non-Native American settlers spent their first winter. In warm weather, Alki Beach is crowded with sunbathers, swimmers and families. For athletic types, there are volleyball games. The beach is also lined with a path, great for walking, jogging, biking and skating. Across the street there are several cafes and restaurants where you can stop in for a bite after a day in the sea air.
West Seattle may be the most unjustly neglected part of the city, and this park is a case in point. It is unknown even to many residents, but its 68 acres of forest are among the most breathtaking in the area. Visitors should plan a day trip or stay for the night in one of the cabins. Staff naturalists are available for rock climbing classes and interpreted nature walks.
Although Discovery Park has a beach, it is not a prime spot for sunbathing or swimming as the water's a little cold and the beach a little rocky. Most visitors hike the miles of trails, which offer great bird-watching opportunities. One of the trails extends to Puget Sound, and after a lengthy downhill walk, you will find tide pools and a lighthouse.
From the hilltops of West Seattle's only course, golfers can view Elliott Bay, the Duwamish Waterway and downtown Seattle. Busy but well-kept, the fairways and tee-boxes stay in pretty good shape. The hilly course that is about 6482 yards makes for exciting golf. Make reservations up to one week in advance. This golf course is open all days of the week from 6a onwards.
The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, locally known as the Ballard Locks, is a unique and historic location in Seattle. Completed in 1917, this landmark connects the waters of Lake Washington, Lake Union and the Puget Sound. Watching the boats navigate the locks is interesting enough, but the location also hosts an unusual fish ladder that connects salt and fresh water for the local migrating Pacific Salmon. The grounds feature a visitors center, as well as the Carl S. English, Jr., Botanical Gardens.
Interbay Golf Center has nine holes and beautiful greens for a fun day of golf. It is located in Magnolia area of Seattle. The facility features areas for chipping, bunking, miniature golf as well as putting. It has a driving range with 80 tees and can accommodate large groups. There are ample provisions for food and drinks too. Browse through the pro-shop for some good shoes, clothes and accessories for the game.
Technically, the northern half of this park is Elliott Bay Park, but the whole waterfront strip runs so seamlessly together that no one ever refers to it as anything but Myrtle Edwards. The park is a bit obscure but also pleasantly quiet, filled only with joggers and cyclists enjoying just over one mile of winding bike and pedestrian paths that run along Elliott Bay. The views over the bay are spectacular, especially at sunset and the white columns at the northern end lend an eerie industrial feel to the park.
Located on the south slope of Queen Anne Hill, Kerry Park is a popular park in Seattle that is renowned for providing the beautiful panoramic views of the city. With Mount Rainier as a picturesque backdrop, this park is popular with locals and tourists alike. At night, the view of the city from the park is breathtaking and dream-like which makes it perfect for pictures.