Bainbridge Island is the name of both a city and an island, and sits to the west of Seattle. Bainbridge Island, Washington is accessed by most from the Seattle ferry terminal. Once you take the ferry to Bainbridge Island though, you’ll be far away from the hectic city life you’ve just left behind.
Bainbridge Island is a gorgeous little slice of island life featuring several places to get down to the water or get out into nature. The forest land combined with the water of Puget Sound also make it very popular with photographers.
Things To Do On Bainbridge Island
Other than the Seattle to Bainbridge Island ferry ride, which can be a lot of fun and quite the experience, there are a lot of things to do on Bainbridge Island. The island is home to several popular and highly thought of museums. As you explore Bainbridge Island, you have the opportunity to stop and experience several breweries, pubs, and wineries too. It’s also home to quite a few parks, nature reserves, state parks, and historical sites. One of the most important historical sites on the island is the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. This, along with the information available at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, details and memorializes the fact that the island that is popular today as a destination and place of residence, was once home to a World War II era Japanese Internment Camp.
Without a doubt, any amount of time you spend on Bainbridge Island is time well spent indeed.