Relax. Refresh. Renew.

Is your to-do list too long?

Are you spending too many hours in rush hour traffic? Take some time for yourself, to give your body and mind a rest and simply “be” without stress or a schedule. We have lovely options for personal tranquility, from finding a secluded spot on the beach, walking a trail, enjoying some retail therapy or having a quiet meal. Port Townsend is the perfect place to unwind, unplug and chill out.

Half Day Itinerary

Chill by the Sea

Take a stroll along the beach. If it’s mid to low tide, you can walk from Point Hudson to Fort Worden. There are plenty of logs to sit upon and ponder the beauty of the sea.

Point Wilson Beach

Snuggle Up With a Book

Check out the bookstores in town or the library, find a new read and lose yourself in the story.

Indulge In a Spa

‘Retail Therapy’

Explore Port Townsend’s boutique shops and galleries for a little “retail therapy.”

Soak up Some Culture

Delight in live performances at Key City Public Theatre, 419 Washington St, 360.385.5278,, downtown music in the pubs, or at Centrum’s many events throughout the year,

Enjoy a movie at the Rose Theatre, 235 Taylor Street, or the Uptown Theatre, 1120 Lawrence Street,

Have a cuppa tea at Cafe Tenby, 636 Water Street, 360.385.6060,

Full Day Itineraries

Spend the Day at a Spa

Cider, Brew, Mead & Spirits Tasting

Go on a tasting tour to sample your favorite drinks. Be sure to check for hours of operation before heading out and don’t forget the designated driver.

Start in Port Townsend at:

Just outside of Port Townsend, start the cider route at:

And end the afternoon with mead at:

Wine Tasting

Begin your wine tasting tour at Port Townsend’s oldest winery:

Take a half hour drive to Marrowstone Island to:

And on your way back to Port Townsend stop in at:

Fort Worden

Read a book in front of the large fireplace in The Commons at Fort Worden + lunch at Reveille

2-Day Itineraries

Fort Worden

Day One: Explore Fort Worden Trails & Bunkers

The crown jewel of Washington’s State Park system, Fort Worden State Park is a turn-of-the-century army base located just 1.5 miles from the downtown core. Fort Worden offers acres of saltwater beaches, and miles of trails framed by stunning vistas of the Olympic and Cascade ranges and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Via nearly 12 miles of forest and beach trails, explore the hidden gun emplacements and defense batteries left over from the Fort’s WWI & WWII-era role defending the Puget Sound from potential enemy invaders. Bike rentals are available either on the beach at Fort Worden, or at these downtown locations:

The Broken Spoke: 360-379-1295
Williwaw Cycles: 360-379-8809
PT Cyclery: 360-385-6470
The ReCyclery: 360-643-1755

For Lunch, enjoy some farm-to-table fare at either of the Fort’s two eateries:

Day Two: Relax in The Commons

Sometimes you just need to take a break. The Commons at Fort Worden has an enormous public fireplace with couches and love seats, just perfect for catching up on that novel.

For Lunch, enjoy some farm-to-table fare at either of the Fort’s two eateries:



Day One: ‘Retail Therapy’

Explore Port Townsend’s boutique shops and galleries for a little “retail therapy.”

Day Two: Spa Day!



Plan Your Future Trip

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