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Wondering What to do on Bainbridge Island This Summer?

Do you find yourself wondering what to do on Bainbridge Island this summer, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic when most things are still closed?  You’re not alone!  We’re not sure what this summer is going to look like on Bainbridge Island. As a town that pretty heavily relies on tourism throughout the year, but especially in summer, the prospect of remaining closed or having limitations one just how many people can visit us in downtown Winslow is certainly something we’re thinking and worrying about.

Luckily, though, one of the many draws to Bainbridge Island is its rural character and the variety of things to do here that you just don’t find in the city.  This includes things like biking, hiking, and enjoying our parks and trails.  And, as per the order by Washington’s Governor, these things are all currently opened, with social distancing strongly encouraged.  Some of the best parts of Bainbridge, then, will still be open and available to you this summer. Your vacation might be a little more creative than it otherwise would have been, but we think this presents the perfect opportunity to experience what life on this quaint rural island is really about!

When it does come time for those mini-getaway and staycations that will surely be popular this summer, the lodging accommodations on Bainbridge Island will be waiting.  From a small boutique hotel in downtown Winslow to a variety of unique rental properties, the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association has something that will fit the needs of anyone who wants to visit here.  Browse through our listings, and discover your perfect getaway to Bainbridge Island just as soon as it’s safe to travel. Continue reading

How To See Bainbridge Island Without a Car

How to Get Around Bainbridge Island WIthout a CarBainbridge Island is only 8.5 miles away from downtown Seattle, and is best reached via the 35-minute Washington State Ferry from Coleman Dock. Getting here can require a little bit of patience and advanced planning, but luckily, it’s one of the few destinations on this side of the Puget Sound that is not only easy to get to, but easy to get around. We recently posted a blog that serves as an excellent guide to the many different options for transportation on Bainbridge Island. But truly, we think one of the easiest and most interesting ways to get around Bainbridge Island is without a car. Much of Bainbridge Island is walkable, and when things get a little too far, there are always bikes available to rent. Once you start exploring, we don’t think you’ll want to stop. Check availability at the many Bainbridge Island Lodging properties, so you can keep the adventure going. Continue reading

Transportation: Getting To and Around Bainbridge Island

Modes of Transportation and Getting to Bainbridge IslandBainbridge Island is only 5 miles away from downtown Seattle as the crow flies, but getting here can require a little bit of advance planning.  Luckily, it’s one of the few destinations in Washington State that you can get to, and get around on, using only public transportation and your own two legs.  But, don’t worry; there are also plenty of other options for transportation if you don’t want to walk and/or bike everywhere you go! Bainbridge Island offers a variety of different modes of transportation that will get you around the island, whether or not you have your own car.

By far the easiest way to enjoy the charmed life on Bainbridge Island is to leave your car at home, and arrive via the Washington State Ferry system.  The Ferry departs from Coleman Dock in downtown Seattle on a regular schedule. Once you’re here, navigating around the island is easy. The Downtown Winslow core of Bainbridge Island is easily walkable from the ferry terminal, and the Bainbridge Downtown Association has produced a walkabout guide. The guide inludes the locations of Art Galleries, Museums, shops, restaurants, outdoor activity areas, and even real estate. Definitely take your time exploring our charming downtown; there are some really great shops and hidden treasures worth exploring! Continue reading

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