Bainbridge Island is about 30 mins from Seattle via the Washington State Ferries ($7.50) and seems popular for riding bikes. It is, however, also accessible on foot.
I got there around 10am and following the excellent signs, managed to end up in the cute downtown of Bainbridge Island, with the purpose of looking around. But mainly, I wanted brunch. The signboards and maps are like super helpful. With the aid of the map, I found out about the best brunch in town – Streamliner Diner – and headed there. It was packed to the rafters, but the wait was ok. I got a Southern Eggs Benedict, which featured poached eggs on a biscuit with bacon and sausage gravy. This was served with a very generous serving of hash with lemon pepper. Set me back by about ten bucks. They also have a lovely bookshop on the strip.
After a short stroll, I wound up at Pegasus Cafe by the waterfront. It is a full-service cafe with alcohol. It had a really friendly atmosphere and the coffee was nice, too. Spent a few good hours there.
As the time neared for me to get back to Seattle (I set out wig he intention of going back in time to see the Seattle skyline from the ferry at sunset ~4), I decided to try out the waterfront trail. It was an easy walking trail. I only wish it wasn’t drizzling. Would have been a pleasant walk otherwise.
I got back in time to check out the Seattle skyline from the ferry. It was a shame that the weather wasn’t cooperating, otherwise there will be some amazing pictures.
Overall, Bainbridge is a great place to daytrip to. It had a chill atmosphere, and clear signage for people who are visiting for the day. I highly recommend it.