Located just a ferry ride away from the Pan Pacific Hotel, Bainbridge Island is a popular place for travelers to take a day trip. While there, be sure to indulge in the island’s beautiful natural landscape, as well as its culinary and shopping delights.
A Beautiful Ferry Ride
Your trip to Bainbridge from the Pan Pacific Hotel in Seattle will begin with a 35-minute ferry ride that provides stunning views of the city, island and Puget Sound Basin. Be sure to take a snack and a cup of Seattle’s famous coffee along with you, and use this Bainbridge Island Ferry Schedule to keep your travels easy.
The Bloedel Reserve
Bainbridge is an excellent way for Seattle travelers to explore the natural wonder of Washington and the Pacific Northwest. The 150-acre Bloedel Reserve offers a clear window into nature with stunning views of the island’s Japanese-inspired gardens, and forests lush with a variety of trees including conifer, pine, and Japanese maples. You can also keep an eye out for wild deer, ducks, and many birds here.
The island is one of the best areas to eat around Seattle. For early morning treats we recommend either hitting Bainbridge Crepes, or the Blackbird Bakery. Later in the day, you can count on tried-and-true seafood restaurants like Doc’s Marina Grill and Subi Japanese Restaurant.
In addition to its nice variety of restaurants, Bainbridge is also home to quite the shopping scene. Parents can get their children decked out in the most fashionable wears at Baby Lux Design. You can treat your loved one to something fancy at Bainbridge Diamond & Jewelry, and Churchmouse Yarns & Teas is great for people who like sipping tea and knitting.
Bainbridge Island Historical Museum
Bainbridge has a history that’s borth charming and interesting. You can close out your day-trip to Bainbridge Island with a visit to the HIstorical Museum, which is located in a schoolhouse that dates back over 100 years. Come here to see artifacts and photographs from the island’s earliest inhabitants.