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Surrounded on almost all sides by water, Port Townsend is a picturesque village that makes the perfect choice for a wonderful vacation. When renting a vacation home in Port Townsend you can enjoy the beautiful parks, beaches, art galleries, museums and much more. Renting a vacation home in Port Townsend will also put you at the gateway to the beautiful Olympic Peninsula and the Olympic National Park. Discover the charm of this seaside town with a maritime heritage that has gracefully moved into the twenty-first century, all from the comfort of a cozy vacation home, apartment, condo or cottage rental.
For those who rent a vacation home in Port Townsend to enjoy the water, there are many activities to choose from. If you bring your own boat, there are numerous places from which to launch your vessel. You can also go whale watching, rent a kayak, rent a charter or take a ferry boat to the San Juan Islands on the Puget Sound Express. If you like seafood, Port Townsend is one of the best places to fish or catch shellfish in the United States. There are also numerous regattas, races and events, including the Wooden Boat Festival in September. Your vacation home or vacation condo puts you close to a variety of aquatic activities.
Port Townsend boomed during the 1800s and many imposing buildings were erected. Some of these old structures still remain and the downtown area is now designated a National Historic District. Of these historic structures many are now vacation rentals, while others have become art galleries, specialty shops, restaurants and gift stores. If you rent a vacation home or rental apartment in September you can go on the annual Port Townsend Victorian homes tour. On the tour, you’ll visit some of the oldest buildings in town including a few private homes, a hotel, a museum and Chapel Bay, one of the oldest buildings in town.
The combination of history and natural beauty draws artists to Port Townsend and its surrounding area. Your Port Townsend vacation rental puts you in the middle of a vibrant art community. There is a wealth of art galleries in the downtown area, and a monthly Arts Walk provides local artists an outlet to exhibit and sell their work. The sizeable population of artists provides a sense of sophistication and with it a cornucopia of activities to a town of less than 10,000 people. From your vacation home in Port Townsend you can also enjoy whale watching, sailing, biking, hiking, quaint shops, fine restaurants, and museums.
Renting a vacation home in Port Townsend will take you back in time, but you will still enjoy all the modern conveniences of Washington’s Victorian seaport.