Day Tripping: Eat, play, and take a stroll through Bainbridge Island's sweet Winslow
Blossoms abound at the Bainbridge farmers market.
Leave your car, take your stroller and set your sights on Bainbridge Island’s Winslow neighborhood, which offers a quaint, small-town setting with plenty for families to see, do and eat. And with a scenic 35-minute ferry ride out of Downtown Seattle, getting there is half the fun. Here are some of our favorite Winslow spots, all easily reached on foot.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
BIMA is a delightful small museum in an elegant building is full of natural light. It sits close to the ferry landing, is free to visit and the rotating space in the main gallery is always curated with young people in mind -well worth including in your Winslow visit. biartmuseum.org550 Winslow Way E
Kids Discovery Museum
Kids 7 and younger will love KiDiMu’s pirate treehouse, art studio, fun with physics, and “town” complete with kid-size doctor’s office, grocery store, bank and more. Admission is $8 for children older than 12 months. kidimu.org301 Ravine Lane NE
Pick up some delicious sandwiches from the deli run by acclaimed chef Brendan McGill, then head down to Waterfront Park for a picnic. Meats are roasted and cured in-house, and they offer a PB&J that would please the littlest gourmand. hitchcockdeli.com129 Winslow Way E
Bainbridge Island Farmers Market
Winslow's quaint marina.
From 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays through Dec. 15, you can peruse fresh produce, baked goods, cheese and more, all from the island or surrounding areas. It’s not unusual to see a musician perform, or local kids selling their homemade goods. bainbridgeislandfarmersmarket.com280 Madison Ave N
Calico Toy Shoppe
This delightful store is stocked full of high-quality favorites like Lego, Calico Critters, art supplies, science kits and more. Next door is their equally cool game and puzzle shop. calicotoyshoppe.com290 Winslow Way E
Sweet treats in Winslow
There’s no shortage of great sweet treats in Winslow. Craving candy? Bon Bon Confections has a wide selection, plus house-made fudge. 230 Winslow Way E, bonboncandies.com
Want a cookie or tart? You’d be wise to hit Blackbird Bakery, 210 Winslow Way E, blackbirdbakery.com
Ice cream lovers should seek out Mora Iced Creamery, 139 Madrone Lane, moraicecream.com
Editor's note: This article was originally published in September of 2014.