Surrounded by the beautiful waters of Puget Sound, and in the shadow of the majestic Cascade Mountains, Bainbridge is a Pacific Northwest paradise, offering visitors a wide variety of natural and cultural experiences. Linked to Seattle by ferry, Bainbridge Island has a personality all its own, with its own flavors and scenes. A small city feel in the middle of a vibrant metropolis, Bainbridge Island is an attractive destination for those looking to take in some of the natural world's most beautiful places. Enjoy your own adventure in this wonderful corner of the country, and book an RV in Bainbridge Island, WA.
Experience the Sites and Scenery
The great Pacific Northwest region is arguably one of the most beautiful areas in the country, with lush rainforests, volcanic mountains, grand bodies of waters, seemingly endless waterfalls and countless rivers, streams, and lakes. Your options are almost limitless here, and you can truly dive into that natural world with a rental camper in Bainbridge Island.
With over 11 miles of walking and hiking trails, Discovery Park explores the shore of Puget Sound. Its paths take you by historic lighthouses, on beautiful bluffs, and through winding trails. Take the ferry to the mainland, and take a two or three day trip to Mt. Rainier National Park with the Bainbridge Island rental RV. Just a few hours southeast, this amazing park is where you can explore rainforest landscapes, cascading waterfalls, rich volcanic meadows and much more.
Another extended excursion might include Olympic National Park. Though it’s a little bit of a drive, maybe an hour or so, you will explore and see a stunning land and seascape like nothing else in the world. This national park, and the drive to it, features spectacular coastline, lakes, mountain vistas and even glaciers. Within all of that is a temperate rainforest. Imagine that - having a rainforest and glacier as neighbors! The road is RV friendly, although larger rigs should take care, and some aren’t allowed on mountain grades; camping is available throughout the area, and you can really get to know this stunning park while enjoying the comforts of home in the Bainbridge motorhome rental.
Back on Bainbridge Island, at the very northern tip, is a wonderful place to take the whole family called Fay Bainbridge Park. This park lies adjacent to crystal clear waters and features a fun playground for the kids, and an attractive boardwalk that is perfect for a sunset stroll. There’s even camping, picnic areas and restrooms, along with plenty of parking for your Bainbridge Island rental motorhome. If you are into boating and water sports, Bainbridge Island has full feature marinas, including rentals of boats, kayaks, paddleboards, and other water-related craft.
The city of Bainbridge Island offers so much to see, with its own museums, art galleries and historic sites, plus entertainment venues and fun and funky neighborhoods. The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art features local and indigenous art, exploring the rich artistic heritage of this area. History lovers will enjoy a visit to the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, with its restored schoolhouse that explores the local cultures, including ancient peoples from the area. The Bainbridge Island Japanese Exclusion Memorial honors those Americans that were wrongfully interned during World War II. The Kids Discovery Museum is a treat for children of all ages; kids love the treehouse and interactive exhibits. A day spent on the grounds of Bainbridge Gardens is a special treat. With a great little gift shop, cafe, and picnic areas, this is a relaxing and quiet space to take in the atmosphere of this island city.
Just across Puget Sound is Seattle, a hustling and bustling city, known for its coffee, seafood restaurants, Pikes Place market, the famous Space Needle and World’s Fair Grounds, professional sports teams, great public transportation, and many grand museums and cultural stops. Just a short ferry ride, and you’ll be there.
A visit to Bainbridge Island is a unique experience. Though planted in the midst of a large metropolitan area, some parts of the island feel quite rural, with numerous wineries, parks, nature reserves, and, of course, 360-degree coastlines with tidepools and glorious seascapes. Rich with its own culture and flavor, Bainbridge Island is also known for artisan wineries, as well as organic and craft breweries and distilleries. The nearby village of Winslow, adjacent to the ferry, features unique eateries and one-of-a-kind shops. The town’s waterfront park is the home of events and activities throughout the year. Bainbridge Island is a destination of its own. Your Bainbridge Island rental RV can take you places here that you can hardly imagine.
Where to Park It
Right on Bainbridge Island, you will find several private RV parks. There are also campsites in the state and municipal parks on the island. Just off the island, in any direction you can travel, pristine campsites are located in surrounding state and national parks like Olympic National Park and Mt. Rainier National Park, as well as state parks located in the Cascade Mountains. Nearby Seattle and Tacoma also have RV parks and places to camp.
There are plenty of services available, from camping supply stores, places to get fishing licenses, fuel stops, convenience and grocery stores and more. Walmart stores are located throughout the area. There are two Walmart locations on the island - one to the north, and the other to the south. The northern location is a Walmart Supercenter.
This part of the country is known for its food. From fresh seafood to delectable and authentic Chinese cuisine, and everything in between, foodies will be in fresh-food heaven. There is a wide variety of local markets and larger chain grocery stores, and cuisine options are almost endless. There are quite a few restaurants offering expansive gluten free menu options, and also many focusing on vegetarian and vegan-friendly offerings. The Saturday morning Bainbridge Island farmers market features fresh flowers, local meats and produce, crafts, live music, and fun for the whole family.
Start planning your Bainbridge Island experience now. Rent an RV in Bainbridge Island, WA and start planning a visit that you won’t soon forget.