When, Where and Why
We went to Washington State over Memorial Day weekend 2019 for my best friend’s wedding! We had such a great time there and lucked out with great weather! We visited Seattle and Bainbridge Island/Suquamish area.  

About the destination
Seattle: This is the US’s northernmost large city. It may not be Washington’s capital city, but it is the most well known there. It is nicknamed the Emerald City because of its lush evergreen forests. It is known as the home of the first Starbucks (and honestly, arguably the worst Starbucks with the longest wait) and the original Amazon HQ. It’s a major port city for trade and has a very healthy economy. Boeing and Microsoft are also HQ’d here. It is home to the iconic Pike Place Market. Bainbridge Island: This is a city and island located in the Puget Sound. It was voted one of the best places to live in Washington.
Suquamish: Comprising the Port Madison Indian Reservation, this small territory is less than 8 square miles of space! It’s gorgeous and houses the Clearwater Casino.

Getting there
We flew from DCA (Washington, DC) to SEA (Seattle, WA) on United Airlines. We took ubers whenever we needed transportation!
The ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island is $8.50 pp there, and free on the return.

Staying there
In Seattle, we booked two nights at the Executive Hotel Pacific  for a total of $336.37. For Memorial Day weekend, it was the cheapest option we could find. It was a great location and a nice, clean hotel. We actually found the deal for it on Groupon.
In Suquamish (just north of Bainbridge), we booked two nights at Suquamish Clearwater Casino  for a total of $286.38. This was the special “Wedding Rate” for the block of rooms our friends reserved for their wedding.

Try This There – Seattle 

Try This There – Bainbridge Island / Suquamish / Poulsbo