Bainbridge Island, west of Seattle in the Puget Sound, is known for its outstanding natural beauty, rustic character and small-town charm. Walk on the Washington State Ferries from Pier 52 and get to the island in 35 minutes. As you cross Elliott Bay, you’ll witness spectacular views of Seattle’s skyline.
Upon arrival, hop on the bus for a robust tour of the island. The North Loop bus takes you to many stops, including downtown Winslow, a charming town with shops and eateries; and the Bloedel Reserve, a 150-acre wildlife sanctuary and anterior estate with a Japanese garden, a rhododendron glen and a variety of native plants and famous Northwest evergreens, as well as the popular “frog rock.”