Bainbridge IslandUnited States of America

Cycle, kayak or hike across this picturesque island in the middle of Puget Sound and see some of the amazing local wildlife or taste the fresh organic produce from its soil.

Escape the bustle of Seattle by catching the ferry to this tranquil island getaway. Situated in the heart of Puget Sound, Bainbridge Island is visible from Seattle but it will feel like you’re a hundred miles away. The island, and its small city, has a distinctly laid-back atmosphere.

Once a haven for writers and poets during the 1970s, today Bainbridge Island is now home to more than 20,000 residents who share a love for the beautiful landscape surrounding them. Begin your explorations by visiting the city that shares its name with the island. The main street boasts a range of establishments serving organic and local produce and freshly roasted coffee.

Bainbridge Island is also home to a range of cultural attractions. Join a walking tour to discover the work of local artists exhibited in the many independent galleries scattered throughout the town or make your way to the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum.

Cycle across the island’s rolling hills to enjoy sweeping views of the Seattle skyline and discover hidden bays and sandy coves. Throughout summer, bikes can be rented from an operator building next to the ferry terminal.

Head further out of town to explore the dense forest that the island is also loved for. Wildlife is abundant and it is not uncommon to come across deer, eagles or raccoons.

Sign up for a kayaking tour from one of the many operators in the town or rent a kayak and set out alone to see the island by sea. This is your chance to see the seals, sea lions and killer whales of Puget Sound up close. Even if you miss out on wildlife encounters, you can still enjoy the views across the sound to Seattle.

Bainbridge Island is about 35 minutes from Seattle by ferry. Ferries depart regularly and have spaces available for bikes and cars. Parking is available at the Seattle ferry terminal for those not wanting to drive on the island to fully enjoy the serenity of the place.

Top Hotels in Bainbridge Island

The Marshall Suites
The Marshall Suites
3.5 out of 5
350 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA
The price is NT$3,462 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 6

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Seattle Great Wheel, Columbia Center, and CenturyLink Field. Pike Place Market and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (546 reviews)

"The place was new. Very clean and had a good location near downtown and across from several restaurants and shopping."…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/8

The Marshall Suites
The Inn at Pleasant Beach
The Inn at Pleasant Beach
3 out of 5
4633 NE Woodson Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
The price is NT$4,550 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Ward State Park, Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, and Bainbridge ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (245 reviews)

"This property is absolutely wonderful. Lovely grounds and views! Looking forward to our next stay here."…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/3

The Inn at Pleasant Beach
Quality Inn & Suites
Quality Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
920 Hildebrand Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$2,804 per night from Nov 12 to Nov 13

Situated in Bainbridge Island, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bainbridge Performing Arts, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, and Kids Discovery Museum. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (136 reviews)

"Very quiet and walkable to stores and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/25

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