A mere 30-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle, Bainbridge Island feels a world away. The island overflows with quiet country roads, lovely gardens, beautiful beaches, wineries and even a farmers market. A hop to the island is a favorite day trip from Seattle because it boasts a lively arts community including a performing arts center and arts and crafts gallery. Visitors may also enjoy shopping in historic Winslow which is full of locally owned shops featuring everything from practical house wares to unique gifts from the Northwest. If outdoors is more your thing, enjoy a walk through the Bloedel Reserve, or go boating, hiking, biking, horse riding, out to the greens for a little golf or hit the tennis courts. No matter the endeavor, make Brainbridge Island your next big adventure.
A grand parade sets the tone for America’s Birthday, followed by fun and fireworks, of course! Head out on Independence Day to catch one of these community parades!
From the waters of Puget Sound to the forest of the Cascades and the backwoods of Snohomish County, a new adventure awaits at every turn just a few miles out of Seattle. If it’s got to be a staycation, it should be one with an enjoyable drive, not just an exciting destination. Meander through Seattle’s scenic countryside and make a pit stop or two on the city’s most stunning drives.
If you are looking to celebrate Rover’s birthday, or just want some local, organic and natural treats for your pet, we’ve found some great places in Seattle that put four-legged friends first!
Spring is a great time in Puget Sound – the 2012 seasonal farmers markets begin to open! Check out these neighborhood markets that are opening in April and May!
Since 2008, Washington has allowed small-scale distillers to sell and offer samples of their spirits if at least half the ingredients were sourced in WA. Now with I-1183, beginning March 1, Washington’s small distilleries are able to self-distribute to local restaurants and bars. The Seattle area is filled with great distilleries. Here are some of our favorites.
Put some fun in your ‘staycation’ and head out to one of these weekend activities. From celebrating Brazilian culture, to fairs, festivals and fireworks, there’s something for everyone!
Gov. Christine Gregoire proclaimed August 7 – 13 Farmers Market Week in Washington! And there are some special events going on at participating markets. It’s time to shop, support our local farmers, and get some delicious produce!
It’s a gardener’s paradise, July 8-10, during the 23rd annual Bainbridge in Bloom garden tour. An art auction, evening dinner party, and bus or bike tour around the island will cultivate your love of Northwest nature.
A Bainbridge Island man is doing his part to be green, and help children around the world have fun.