Even if you are prone to a little seasickness, if you’re in Seattle it’s worth hopping on the ferry from downtown and heading over to Bainbridge Island. The ride itself is lovely: a mere 30 minutes long, with exceptional mountain views on the way. Most weekenders walk onto the ferry and leave their cars behind because everything you’ll need is in Winslow, the hamlet where the boat lets you off.
Not only is this lush, creative community a perfect place for Seattleites and visitors alike to slow down for a weekend, but it’s also a great place to shop, with a retail scene that serves as a nice counterpoint to the offerings in the city. (It was recently dubbed “The Nantucket of the Pacific Northwest,” if that helps you imagine the vibe.)
Here, check out the must-visit shops, and see what to buy when you get there.Read More