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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“The Bloedel Reserve is a 150-acre forest garden on Bainbridge made by the vice-chairman of a lumber company, under the influence of the conservation movement and Asian philosophy. Internationally-recognized for the inspirational beauty of its refined gardens, natural landscapes, and preserved forests. Open year-round, there’s something new to discover in every season: ever-changing landscapes, guided walks, expert lectures, summer concerts, special seasonal events, and more.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Located at the start of Winslow Way, BIMA is home to a growing Permanent Art Collection with a focus on artists and collections from the Puget Sound region. Additional traveling exhibitions complement the collection. Admission is free and the shop is fantastic!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Excellent pub in historic building with great pub fare and beers and wines. British style Sunday lunch served too. Great waterside location.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Park
“Fay Bainbridge Park is at the north of the island near the Point Monroe sandspit. It offers excellent hikes and beach access for views of Puget Sound, Seattle, the Cascade Mountains and Mount Rainier and Mount Baker.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“A great pub to grab a drink a bite to eat. Excellent sandwiches, pizzas and salads. In the summer it's a perfect spot to sit outside. Its also a great live music venue.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Lovely setting in the heart of downtown Winslow. Great local produce and seasonal menu. We love the fun atmosphere and perfect cocktails!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bakery
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“On the corner of Winslow Way and Madrone Lane in downtown Winslow, Blackbird Bakery is a local treasure. Grab a pastry or sandwich to go, or sit down inside and watch the world go by. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Local gem, this is an Italian pizzeria that serves pasta & pizza. Dine in or take-out. Great wine selection too. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Seeing Seattle from the ferry can be amazing, especially if you hit it near sunset. Could go catch dinner on Bainbridge Island and ride the ferry back and enjoy the views.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Forest
“If you're looking for a long stroll in a classic PNW forest, this is the place. It's deep, dark, dramatic & lovely. Many of the trees are old growth, which means they're massive and awesome examples of the trees that built the west coast. There's two sections to the forest, accessible from various entry points. I'm happy to describe them in detail if you want to consult. Or just go for it... you can't get lost. And no, there's no lions, tigers or bears.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Casino
“Lots to do at this waterfront casino and resort located just off the north tip of Bainbridge Island.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
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“The bar and restaurant at the Lynwood Center based hotel - The Inn at Pleasant Beach - this is a great spot for lunch, dinner, brunch, or just a cocktail. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bainbridge Island's main downtown. Welcome to the vibe of small town America and PNW charm. Great restaurants, stores, the BIMA Art Museum, as well as our local T&C Grocery Store. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pet Store
“Besides being an amazing general store, gift shop, clothing outlet & nursery, they also have a small bakery in the front, next to the post office, featuring locally baked goods & excellent lattes. In the back of the main building, is a small grocery for locally sourced foods. This place is worth a visit... great for rainy days and meandering. It's been there a long time, started as a feed store, but is so much more nowadays. It's an island treasure. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Park
“I love this park... it's like Bainbridge's Central Park. It's a two mile long rectangular plot of land with a trail that's great for running and walking. There's an amazing playground, ball fields, a beautiful pond and even an observatory. Recently, they added Frisbee baseball nets if you play that sport. It's a great place to go to get out of the woods and get some light. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
History Museum
“Explores Bainbridge Island's heritage, from the internment of the Japanese community to the world's largest sawmill. ”
  • 10 locals recommend