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Port Townsend is a Lively Place


Whether you are in town for a day, a weekend, or a week, Port Townsend is a terrific place to visit. As one of America’s two National Historic Victorian Seaports, Port Townsend has many maritime pursuits to explore, and since we’re right on the doorstep of the Olympic National Park, outdoor activities are almost endless. History buffs, arts mavens, and shopping aficionados all find “PT” irresistible – and the staff at the Swan are happy to help you plan your visit. Here are a few of our favorite things to do by interest:

On the Water


Go on a whale watching adventure with our neighbors at  Puget Sound Express


Immerse yourself into some of the best diving locations in the Pacific Northwest with Octopus Gardens Diving


Navigate Port Townsend Bay by renting a kayak from PT Paddlesports

Hit the Trails



Explore the bunkers and trails and the lighthouse at Fort Worden State Park


Pack a picnic lunch and head to the gazebo or benches at Chetzemoka Park


Mount Townsend


Larry Scott Trail


Rocky Brook Falls

Coastal Cuisine

World-Class Arts and Culture

  • Attend one of Centrum's various music and literary festivals throughout the year
  • Check out local performers at Concert on the Dock each summer
  • Visit Northwinds Art Center for a poetry reading or a visual arts exhibit
  • Catch a classical performance of nationally recognized musicians at the Olympic Music Festival
  • Experience live theatre at Key City Public Theatre and Shakespeare in the Park

And Not So Far Away...

  • Learn about wooden boats and sailing at the Northwest Maritime Center
  • Discover beach glass, driftwood and other seaward treasures at Glass Beach
  • Experience a different viewpoint on a flight with Wyvern Air Tours
  • Get up close and personal with sea critters at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center


Port Townsend Marine  Science Center

San Juan Classic Day Sails


Glass Beach