Worth the drive: Take in a village, watch a ‘Bride,’ tour studios

See it from the other side

The village of Manchester on the south end of the Kitsap Peninsula offers amazing views of the Seattle skyline, Mount Rainier, Blake Island and Puget Sound.

Enjoy a waterfront picnic area, public beach access and two docks for short-term moorage if you are arriving by boat. Nearby Manchester State Park has camping. The Manchester Grill restaurant has comfort food and a covered porch overlooking the water.

To drive there, take the Edmonds-Kingston ferry and head south around Bremerton and Port Orchard or take the Fauntleroy ferry to Southworth and drive north to Manchester. More at www.manchesterwa.org.

Who isn’t a fan of “The Princess Bride” movie? Take your grandkids to see it on a big outdoor screen at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St., Bellingham. Bring blankets, not chairs. Preschoolers watch for free. Everyone else pays $5. More at fairhavenoutdoorcinema.com.

Whidbey Island Working Artists Summer Open Studio Tour: Talk with 37 artists and watch them work at their studios, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 27 and 28 on the island. Download the tour guide at whidbeyworkingartists.com

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