Locals say that everyone is family on Bainbridge Island, and it’s true – this community feels like home. Just west of Seattle’s downtown via a 30 min ferry, those who live on Bainbridge Island are laid-back and spend their time pouring into the community. In the summers, you’ll find families on Lytle Beach with stunning views of Mt. Rainier and sea lions or Battle Point Park, the 90 acre wonderland of hiking trails and play parks. Once you hop off the ferry, you can wander up to mainstreet for wine tastings, artisan-made house goods, and even a shop catering to your favorite pup. Join in the weekly art walk each March to August, or participate in Chilly Hilly, the annual 33 mi. bike ride that ushers in spring. The community on Bainbridge Island loves to celebrate each other year-round.