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Things to do in Port Townsend

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Port Townsend. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Port Townsend attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Port Townsend to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Port Townsend.

  • Artisans on Taylor

    Five years ago, Anna Nasset-Glenn took over ownership of this artisan boutique and longtime Port Townsend institution, where she helps customers fi... More
  • Fort Worden

    Located along Admiralty Inlet, this 433-acre stretch of land once served as an active army installation and then a juvenile detention facility befo... More
  • Jefferson County Historical Society

    Since 1951, this brick-faced Port Townsend museum in this historic district has welcomed visitors to what was once a City Hall court room. Exhibits... More
  • Summer House Design

    This whimsical shop stocks pétanque sets and handblown sake glasses. More
  • Wandering Wardrobe

    This vintage boutique and consignment shop in downtown is jam-packed with secondhand deals. The owners scour estate sales, attics, and garage sales... More

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