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8 Interesting Things to Do in Bainbridge Island, WA

Priya Johnson Jul 31, 2019
Situated at a 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle, Washington, Bainbridge Island makes for a perfect weekend getaway. The island's relaxed vibe and picturesque towns are a treat to be surrounded by.

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View the Island on a Ferry Ride

Take a 35-minute ferry ride across Elliott Bay from Seattle. Enjoy the view of Seattle's skyline as well as the view of the approaching pictersque island. Take your car or bike along on the ferry.

Bloedel Reserve

This 150-acre public garden and forest reserve is touted as one of North America's best botanical gardens.
Besides the overall magical landscape and meadows, the garden's highlights are the 'Japanese Garden', the 'Moss Garden' and the serene 'Reflection Pool'.

Naval Undersea Museum

Dedicated to Naval Undersea history, this museum houses over 39,000 items all revolving around Naval history, marine science, and technology. Exhibits about ocean physics, torpedoes, mine warfare, etc., keep visitors enthralled.

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

A museum dedicated to contemporary art by local artists, however, masterpieces by well-known artists are also exhibited here. A variety of educational seminars, life performances, interactive exhibits, etc., are held here regularly.

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Bainbridge Island Vineyard and Wineries

The island has been growing grapes for the last 40 years and is home to seven boutique wineries. Each of these wineries offers unique wine-tasting tours.
So book a tour of your preference and enjoy a day tasting some of the most exquisite wines prepared in the region.

Bainbridge Farmers Market: Pride of the Locals

Every year from April to December, the farmers market is held every Saturday from 9am to 1pm in the town square.
Over 40 vendors proudly display their beautiful local produce for sale. It's a wonderful time to interact with the locals and soak in the charming atmosphere of Bainbridge.

Kids Discovery Museum

This interactive children's museum is a wonderful place for kids to learn and play at the same time.
Most stations or exhibits encourage learning through roleplays and dress up. The museum gift store offers wooden Bainbridge blocks and a variety of other local souvenirs.

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

Since the island was home to several Japanese immigrants, this memorial site is dedicated in their honor. A tour around the memorial will educate you about their history.