Destination guide

It's all hands to the deck in Bremerton

An hour's ferry ride west of Seattle, the historic waterfront city of Bremerton is probably best known as the home of the Puget Sound Navy Yard. Why not captain your own Bremerton vacation rental and have the city's buzzy waterfront, hip arts district, and a host of cool museums right on your doorstep? A Bremerton vacation appeals to all the family. Learn about America's lengthy naval history at the Puget Sound Navy Museum, experience life onboard a battleship at the USS Turner Joy ship museum, or come eye-to-eye with creepy crawlies at the Bremerton Bug Museum.

Things to do

Bremerton's big on bugs and boats

A history buff's dream, there's no escaping Bremerton's naval heritage. A big draw to the city is the USS Turner Joy, a former destroyer-turned-ship museum which sits proudly on the harbor. After her service in Pearl Harbor and Vietnam, she was decommissioned in 1982 and turned into a fascinating naval museum for all the family. If your Bremerton vacation rental is in downtown, take the kids to the quirky Valentinetti Puppet Museum, and the Bug Museum, which has both live and preserved bugs to gawp at.

Activities

In the navy, you can sail the 7 seas... to Bremerton

Bremerton's extensive naval history is a big draw for ex-sailors, but you'll find there's plenty for landlubbers too. Book a Bremerton vacation rental in downtown and enjoy a waterfront picnic overlooking the Puget Sound. Or take a self-guided tour around the historic harborfront and down to Harborside Fountain Park, which lights up at night. The buzzy Arts District is a great place to pick up an old relic or 2vin the antique markets. And avid golfers can tee up on some of Washington State's top golf courses, situated just outside the city.

Weather

Putting the brrr into Bremerton

You'll need to pack for all 4 seasons on a Bremerton vacation. While the Kitsap Peninsula has a largely Mediterranean climate, it does see several more inches of rainfall than your average city. The summers are largely dry with plenty of sun, and temperatures reach the mid-70s. It can get overcast and much cooler come fall. The winter months between November and March can be variable, but are usually cold and wet, so don't pack your skis. Peak season is during the warm summer months, when Bremerton vacation rentals get snapped up quickly.

Natural features

Find cougars, beavers, and bears, oh my!

Located an hour's ferry ride west of Seattle, Bremerton has sweeping views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. While there are a handful of smaller parks and forests close to Bremerton, a 90-minute drive further west and you're in the heart of the stunning Olympic National Park. It's famous for its various ecosystems, from rainforests and the Pacific coastline, up to the glacial peaks of Mount Olympus. A dream for both nature lovers and hikers, who often come across a variety of feathered and furry residents, including cougar, bears, and mountain beaver.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Bremerton

Fly into Seattle, WA (LKE-Lake Union), the closest airport, located 14.2 mi (22.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Seattle, WA (BFI-Boeing Field), which is 15.2 mi (24.5 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Bremerton?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,094 vacation rentals near Bremerton. From 709 Houses to 125 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bremerton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Bremerton?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bremerton:

  • Seattle Waterfront: 830 vacation rentals
  • Fremont: 331 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 886 vacation rentals
  • West Seattle: 1,484 vacation rentals
  • Ballard: 792 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Bremerton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Bremerton. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Manette Bridge: 2,305 vacation rentals
  • Gold Mountain Golf Club: 708 vacation rentals
  • Bremerton Community Theatre: 2,308 vacation rentals
  • Evergreen Rotary Park: 2,290 vacation rentals
  • Bremerton Ice Center: 2,301 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bremerton listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Bremerton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 709 Houses in Bremerton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bremerton include:

  • Cabins: 125 rentals available
  • Cottages: 125 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,033 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bremerton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 188 vacation rentals with pool available in Bremerton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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