Three Perfect Days: Seattle

Day Two: Your morning begins with a blueberry muffin and a cup of coffee in the Monaco’s art deco–flavored lobby. You make a short trek to Pier 52 and you’re on a ferry to Bainbridge Island, the endpoint of a 30-minute cruise that provides cracking views of Seattle and the Olympic Mountains. Bainbridge has everything a small island should: great bookstore (Eagle Harbor), superb café (Blackbird Bakery) and addictive ice cream (Mora Iced Creamery). You rent a bike and spend the morning zipping around, settling finally at a spot on the bay, where you lick your blueberry cone and watch the sailboats skier by.