This Underrated Washington Town Makes The Ideal Weekend Getaway
If you’ve ever been to Edmonds, which is about 25 miles north of Seattle, you know how delightful it is. It also happens to be a quick 25 minute ferry ride from Kingston, a charming little town that makes a fantastic weekend getaway for anyone looking to relax.
Kingston is located in Kitsap County on the shores of Appletree Cove and the Puget Sound.
It was founded on April 24, 1890 by C.C. Calkins and Samuel B. Brierly, who dreamed of making it a resort town for vacationers from Seattle.
And while there is no resort in town, Kingston is home to The Point Hotel and Casino, which happens to be a great destination for anyone who loves quirky cover bands.
From Zepparella (a female tribute band to Led Zeppelin) to Garth Guy (a tribute to Garth Brooks), you're sure to be entertained here.
If you're looking for something a bit more tranquil, head to Heronswood Garden.
The garden is open for self-guided tours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for a fee of $10 ($5 for children). The plant collection here is diverse and rare, so it's definitely worth exploring.
North Kitsap Heritage Park is another great spot for a nature walk.
There are over 3 miles of hiking trails, which are especially beautiful during wildflower season.
If you're looking for a good time, head to Hood Canal Brewery at 26499 Bond Rd. NE.
Since 1996, this spot has been serving the best beer in town. The tasting room is often filled with locals and musicians.
For a magical dining experience, have dinner at Mossback, a restaurant inside a 100-year-old farmhouse.
In the summertime, their outdoor seating area is the place to be.
The food here is local, fresh, and creative.
The menu changes regularly, but it usually has plenty of seafood, pasta, and small plates.
But wherever you decide to dine for dinner, don't leave Kingston without having brunch here.
J'aime Les Crepes is located near the Kingston Ferry Terminal, and it's well worth a stop.
J'aime Les Crepes serves both sweet and savory crepes, and they're fantastic.
Best of all, they're open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Have you ever been to Kingston? It just happens to be near one of Washington’s other most charming towns,
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