Only a 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle, Bainbridge Island is quickly becoming one of the most upscale locations not only in Washington, but the entire United States. This area has always been coveted for it’s natural beauty. In fact, in the 70’s and 80’s poets and other artists flocked to Bainbridge, (which at that time was much less developed) ... Read more
to escape the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city life so to better tap into their creative instinct. Today, Bainbridge is home to remnants of these artistic beginning in the various unique attractions scattered about. You’ll find a Children’s Discovery Museum here, as well as more than just these two great gardens: Bainbridge Garden and the Bloedel Reserve. The culturally progressive residents here all seem to be avidly involved in outdoor activities like biking and kayaking, which can be enjoyed at many unique locations around town. After being ranked by Money Magazine in 2005 as the number two of the best places to live in the country, Bainbridge Island is growing. Still, city planners are conscious of the will of the residents here, and if Bainbridge is to become a top destination, she will not sacrifice her small town appeal for it. Visit Bainbridge and discover the Long Island of the Pacific Northwest.
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Seattle's reputation for wet weather is perhaps both deserved and overblown: it doesn't actually get as much total rain as many other U.S. cities, but it does have more days per year with at least some amount ... Read more
of precipitation. For your best chances of not having your picnic rained out, visit between March and September when the rain is least heavily concentrated and the city’s residents make their way outdoors for music festivals galore. Temperatures in this coastal city are pretty mild, rarely getting hotter than the low 80s (27-29C) in the summer or dipping below freezing in the winter.

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San Francisco, California, USA

I highly recommend visiting Bainbridge while in Seattle. It is a quaint little town with a cute downtown. There are lots of good food and beer/wine options. You will want to move here after your visit

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Madison, AL

Cute downtown, especially since their businesses are dependent on the tourists taking the ferry in. Great to walk around and enjoy the sights. Can't beat the views and the fun of taking a ferry :)

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Santa Clara, California, USA

Bainbridge is a short and enjoyable ferry ride from Seattle. Come for the day and explore the natural beauty of Bainbridge. There are shops and restaurants and country roads to explore.

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San Diego, California

30 minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle. Nice for a stroll by the water and for lunch/ coffee try Pegasus

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San Jose, California, USA
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There's a thing in Seattle, don't go to Bainbridge, it sucks. I mean sure it's got some nice shops and a great outdoor area for parks etc. but the fairy during winter (when it's 30-40 degrees) to get there is horrible. People in Seattle always ask people in Bainbridge to visit them versus the other way around for a good reason.

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Auburn, Washington

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