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Port-Townsend is located in Jefferson County in northwest Washington, approximately 40 miles northwest of Seattle. As of the 2000 census, the population was 8,334. The city of Port Townsend is known for its scenic beauty at the northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula and for its historic significance. The Port Townsend Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District. This sleepy little town makes a perfect weekend getaway. It is accessible by a 45-minute ferry ride from the Edmonds terminal north of Seattle, or by car. Called a "Victorian Seaport and Arts Community," Port Townsend is a maritime center for independent boat builders and related crafts and industries. The town is noted for its' vast collection of Victorian homes and other historical buildings. One of the most stunning is the Jefferson County Courthouse, a spectacular representation of the Richardsonian Romanesque architectural style. In addition, Port Townsend is recognized as one of only three Victorian seaports on the National Register of Historic Places. Events in the town include an annual blues and jazz festival, a wooden boat festival, regattas and weekly boat races and an independent film festival in September. Port Townsend also has a lively arts scene, and is home to many galleries and a monthly Arts Walk. Recreation in the area includes boating and sailing, cycling, hiking, birding, beachcombing, kayaking, horseback riding, fishing and shell fishing and golf.

Surrounding areas: Port Hadlock, Washington (5.4 mi), Whidbey Island, Washington (12.7 mi), Camano Island, Washington (13.5 mi), Port Ludlow, Washington (13.7 mi), Sequim, Washington (16.0 mi), Hansville, Washington (17.2 mi), Shine, Washington (17.6 mi)

Port Townsend Vacation Rentals

Port Townsend Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Aladdin Motor Inn2333 Washington StPort Townsend, WA (360) 385-3747
Biship Victorian Guest Suites714 Washington StPort Townsend, WA (360) 385-6122
Harborside Inn3300 Benedict StPort Townsend, WA (360) 385-7909
Water Street Hotel635 Water StPort Townsend, WA (360) 385-5467
Coupeville Inn200 CovelandCoupeville, WA7.8 mi.(360) 678-7015
Auld Holland Inn33575 SR 20Oak Harbor, WA13.3 mi.(360) 675-2288
Best Western Harbor Plaza33175 SR 20Oak Harbor, WA13.3 mi.(360) 679-4567
Coachman Inn32959 SR 20Oak Harbor, WA13.3 mi.(360) 675-0727
North Whidbey Inn461 Se Midway BlvdOak Harbor, WA13.4 mi.(360) 675-5911
North Whidbey Inn1175 Midway BlvdOak Harbor, WA13.6 mi.(360) 675-5911
Greywolf Inn395 Keeler RdSequim, WA14.2 mi.(360) 683-5889
Ramada Limited1095 E Washington StSequim, WA15.3 mi.(360) 683-1775
Econolodge-sequim801 E Washington StSequim, WA15.6 mi.(360) 683-8790
Best Western Sequim Bay Lodge268522 Hwy 101 ESequim, WA16.0 mi.(360) 683-0691
Inn At Langley400 First StLangley, WA16.9 mi.(206) 221-3033
Red Ranch Inn830 W Washington StSequim, WA17.0 mi.(360) 683-4195
Quality Inn & Suites Sequim134 River RdSequim, WA17.6 mi.(360) 683-2800
Juan De Fuca Cottages182 Marine DrSequim, WA18.8 mi.(360) 683-4433
Maple Grove Motel61 Maple GRV RdQuilcene, WA21.1 mi.(360) 765-3410
Hotel PlanterLa Conner, WA22.4 mi.(360) 466-4710
La Conner Channel Lodge205 N First StLa Conner, WA22.6 mi.(360) 466-1500
La Conner Country Inn107 S Second StLa Conner, WA22.6 mi.(360) 466-3101
The Heron Inn La Conner117 Maple StLa Conner, WA22.7 mi.(360) 466-4626
Best Western Tulalup Inn6128 Marine DrMarysville, WA23.5 mi.(360) 659-4488
Silver Cloud Inn Mukilteo718 Front StMukilteo, WA24.0 mi.(425) 423-8600
Extended Stay America3917 Harbour Pt Blvd SWMukilteo, WA24.2 mi.(425) 493-1561
Hilton Garden Inn Seattle North/Everett8401 Paine Field BlvdMukilteo, WA24.2 mi.(425) 423-9000
Townplace Suites Seattle North Mukilteo8521 Mukilteo SpeedwayMukilteo, WA25.2 mi.(425) 551-5900
Edenwild Inn1 VLG Rd Pob 271Lopez Island, WA25.8 mi.(360) 468-3238
Holiday Inn Express19801 Ne 7TH AvePoulsbo, WA26.5 mi.(360) 697-2119
Hawthorn Inn & Suites16710 Smokey Point BlvdArlington, WA26.7 mi.(360) 657-0500
Comfort Inn - Marysville/Tulalip6311 33RD Ave NEMarysville, WA26.8 mi.(360) 658-1339
Poulsbo Inn18680 Hwy 305Poulsbo, WA26.9 mi.(360) 779-3921
The Marina Inn3300 Commercial AveAnacortes, WA27.0 mi.(360) 293-1100
Welcome Motor Inn1205 N BroadwayEverett, WA27.0 mi.(425) 252-2691
Holiday Motel2903 Commercial AveAnacortes, WA27.2 mi.(360) 293-6511
The Village Motor Inn235 Beech StMarysville, WA27.3 mi.(360) 659-0005
Edmonds Harbor Inn130 W DaytonEdmonds, WA27.4 mi.(425) 771-5021
Inn At Port Gardner1700 W Marine VW DrEverett, WA27.5 mi.(425) 252-6779
Marina Village Inn1728 W Marine VW DrEverett, WA27.5 mi.(425) 259-3136
Bed & Breakfast
Colonel Crocket Farm Bed & Breakfast Inn1012 S FT Casey RdCoupeville, WA7.9 mi.(360) 678-3711
Edge Water Beach Bed & Breakfast26818 Edgewater BlvdPoulsbo, WA21.9 mi.(800) 641-0955

Port Townsend Weather & Climate

Northwest Washington has summers that are cool and comparatively dry and winters are mild, wet and cloudy. During July and August, the driest months, it is not unusual for two to four weeks to pass with only a few showers; however, in December and January, the wettest months, precipitation is frequently recorded on 20 to 25 days or more each month. Snowfall is light in the lower elevations and heavy in the mountains. During the wet season, rainfall is usually light to moderate and continuous over a period of time rather than heavy downpours for brief periods. During the latter half of the summer and early fall, the lower valleys are sometimes filled with fog or low clouds until noon, while at the same time, the higher elevations are sunny.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 45°F 37°F 2.18 in. -
February 47°F 38°F 1.62 in. -
March 51°F 40°F 1.69 in. -
April 56°F 42°F 1.50 in. -
May 61°F 46°F 1.58 in. -
June 65°F 50°F 1.27 in. -
July 70°F 52°F 1.00 in. -
August 71°F 53°F 0.89 in. -
September 66°F 50°F 1.04 in. -
October 57°F 45°F 1.43 in. -
November 49°F 41°F 2.61 in. -
December 44°F 37°F 2.61 in. -

Port Townsend Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Snohomish County airport (PAE) located about 26 miles southeast of Port Townsend in Everett, Washington, Boeing Field King County International airport (BFI) located approximately 45 miles south of Port Townsend in Seattle, Washington, the Bellingham International airport (BLI) located roughly 47 miles north of Port Townsend in Bellingham, Washington, and finally the Seattle Tacoma International airport (SEA) located around 50 miles south of Port Townsend in Seattle, Washington.

Port Townsend Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Fun Forest Amusement ParkSeattleWA40.5 mi.
Remlinger FarmsCarnationWA50.9 mi.
Wild Waves and Enchanted VillageFederal WayWA58.7 mi.
Puyallup FairPuyallupWA68.0 mi.
Water Parks
Wild Waves Water ParkFederal WayWA58.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Discovery Bay Golf ClubPort TownsendWA 
Port Townsend Golf ClubPort TownsendWA 
Camaloch Golf ClubCamano IslandWA12.4 mi.
Holmes Harbor Golf ClubFreelandWA13.7 mi.
Dungeness Golf & Country ClubSequimWA16.1 mi.
Kayak Point Golf CourseStanwoodWA20.3 mi.
Island GreensClintonWA21.5 mi.
Harbour Pointe Golf ClubMukilteoWA24.5 mi.
Battle Creek Public GolfMarysvilleWA27.6 mi.
Cedarcrest Golf CourseMarysvilleWA27.6 mi.
Legion Memorial Golf CourseEverettWA27.8 mi.
Walter E Hall Memorial Golf CourseEverettWA27.8 mi.
Similk Golf CourseAnacortesWA28.0 mi.
Lopez Island Golf ClubLopezWA28.7 mi.
Eaglemont Golf ClubMount VernonWA28.8 mi.
Overlook Golf CourseMount VernonWA28.8 mi.
Lynnwood Municipal Golf CourseLynnwoodWA29.2 mi.
Gleneagle Golf CourseArlingtonWA29.9 mi.
State Parks
Old Fort Townsend State ParkWA3.4 mi. 
Fort Flagler State ParkWA3.7 mi. 
Mystery Bay State ParkWA5.6 mi. 
Anderson Lake State ParkWA7.5 mi. 
South Whidbey Island State ParkWA9.1 mi. 
Camano Island State ParkWA12.4 mi. 
Sequim Bay State ParkWA13.2 mi. 
Joseph Whidbey State ParkWA14.4 mi. 
Deception Pass State ParkWA19.6 mi. 
Kitsap Memorial State ParkWA21.8 mi. 
Wenberg State ParkWA22.1 mi. 
Mukilteo State ParkWA24.5 mi. 
Dot Rock State ParkWA25.8 mi. 
James Island State ParkWA27.1 mi. 
Bay View State ParkWA28.4 mi. 
Spencer Spit State ParkWA28.9 mi. 
Old Man House State ParkWA29.1 mi. 
Saddlebag Island State ParkWA30.1 mi. 
Turn Island State ParkWA30.1 mi. 
Dosewallips State ParkWA30.9 mi. 
Snohomish County Museum and Historical AssociationEverettWA27.5 mi.(History)
Nordic Heritage MuseumSeattleWA40.5 mi.(History)
Washington State Museum of History and IndustrySeattleWA40.5 mi.(History)
Burke Museum of Natural History and CultureSeattleWA40.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
University of Washington Fish CollectionSeattleWA40.5 mi.(Science)
Museum of FlightSeattleWA40.5 mi.(Technology)
International Shoah Art MuseumSeattleWA40.5 mi.(Art)
Children's MuseumSeattleWA40.5 mi.(Children's)
Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll ArtBellevueWA43.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Whatcom Museum of History & ArtBellinghamWA46.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Mindport ExhibitsBellinghamWA46.1 mi.(Science)
Bellingham Railway MuseumBellinghamWA46.1 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
The Seattle AquariumSeattleWA40.5 mi.
Woodland Park Zoological GardensSeattleWA40.5 mi.
Point Defiance Zoo and AquariumTacomaWA61.5 mi.
Northwest Trek Wildlife ParkEatonvilleWA89.4 mi.

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