Things To Do In Port Townsend
Combining quick access to the water and the Olympic National Park with a charming small town vibe, Port Townsend remains a popular destination for tourists. As with many popular tourist destinations, this can provide a goldmine of opportunities for year-round residents.
It can be easy to lose sight of all the opportunities for things to do in Port Townsend if you live there, so a helpful tactic might be to look a the town as if you were visiting for a weekend. What would you do and where would you stay? What activities or tours would you book?
We all get stuck in our patterns and routines. Thinking like a tourist can be a great way to help you see some areas you might never otherwise consider and help get you more involved in the community.
Charter a trip to the San Juan Islands to catch a glimpse of some the most impressive animals you’ll ever see. Humpbacks, gray whales and orcas all live in these waters at various times of the year.
You can book a trip through the Puget Sound Express.
Fort Worden Historical State Park
A home to over 1500 educational and cultural programs every year, this park is one of the more popular destinations in Port Townsend. Overnight accomadations are available and with over 56,000 sq ft of area to explore, you can easily spend half a day here learning about the fort’s history and viewing all the various outbuildings.
Find more info here.
Golfing in Port Townsend
There are two golf courses in Port Townsend. For those looking for a more casual game, try the 9-hole Port Townsend golf course. The Discovery Bay Golf Club boasts the title of the “Oldest Public Golf Course in Washington State” and is a full-fledged 18 hole course with some pretty stunning views of Discover Bay and the Cascade and Olympic mountains. Also has a covered driving range and putting area.