The scenic coastal town of Port Townsend is found in Jefferson County, Washington. Located at the tip of the Olympic Peninsula, Port Townsend is loved for its beautiful surroundings and maritime history. The town boasts historic streets and Victorian buildings, with boutiques and quaint shops on Water Street, as well as art galleries and farmer’s markets. There are a lot of great eateries too, with everything from cafés to fine dining restaurants. For a vacation, set sail to Port Townsend.
Fort Worden State Park is a favorite place to learn about military history and enjoy beautiful surroundings -- there are 2.1 miles of sandy beaches, as well as high bluffs for views out to sea. The park also has anti-aircraft gun emplacements, abandoned bunkers and officer’s quarters to visit.
Elsewhere, the Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum is a must-visit for history buffs, as well as the Point Wilson Lighthouse. To learn more about the coastal ecosystems, make your way to the Port Townsend Marine Science Center.
The best time to vacation in Port Townsend is during the summer months (May to September) for warm weather.