14 Seattle Port Townsend Quilcene Brinnon To Shelton Mason Cty Port Ludlow Port Hadlock Marrow- stone Is. Sequim Gardiner Forks Kalaloch La Push Clallam Bay Sekiu Port Angeles Joyce Neah Bay Olympic National Park Olympia Lake Quinault Lake Crescent 5 101 101 101 101 104 112 3 Port Townsend Port Townsend Photo: Ashley Courter Washington’sVictorianSeaport&ArtsCommunity EnjoyPT.com 360-385-2722 One of America’s Coolest Small Towns Named one of the “Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America” by Budget Travel, FOX News, NBC News and Yahoo Travel, Port Townsend has gained a national reputation for its authentic charm as a Victorian seaport. Discover its seafaring heritage, historic homes, art and music venues, and parks, beaches and trails. Port Townsend is one of only three Victorian seaports on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit the Jefferson Museum of Art and History, Fort Worden State Park and the Rothschild House to learn more about the town’s rich history. Come for a wide range of festivals and events celebrating everything from jazz, Shakespeare and Victorian heritage to rhodo- dendrons, wooden boats and kinetic sculpture. Explore Port Townsend’s art galleries and distinctive shops, enjoy live music and dine on local fare fresh from the farm, field or sea. The town was dubbed the “Paris of the Pacific Northwest” by Sunset Magazine for its artistic soul and culinary scene in restau- rants, bistros and cafés. The Port Townsend Farmers Market draws locals and visitors alike with more than 70 vendors, 40 farms, artisan bakers and cheese makers, arts and crafts and music. Port Townsend and its environs are easy to discover on foot or by bicycle. Make this seaport your base to explore all the Olympic Peninsula has to offer. Outdoors & on the Water From boating to kayaking, cycling to hiking, outdoor recreation is popular with locals and visitors alike. Rent a kayak, classic wooden rowboat or a bicycle, or take off on foot to explore trails with stun- ning views. Take a day trip to the San Juan Islands or to Protection Island. Enjoy wildlife tours to view whales, puffins, eagles and seals while learning about the unique ecology of Puget Sound. MapsforPortTownsendareavailableonline orattheVisitorCenter,2409JeffersonStreet. Favorite Events VictorianFestival:Mar23–25 360-385-6753 • VictorianFestival.org A celebration of the old that’s new again. 83rd Annual Rhododendron Festival: May 16–20 360-385-6753 • RhodyFestival.org Enjoy the Pet Parade, Bed Races, Rhody Run and Grand Parade. 7th Annual Steampunk Hootenanny: June 8–10 360-301-5884 • Brass-Screw.org Aweekendofcreativegenius,weirdscienceandesotericapparel. Centrum Festival of American Fiddle Tunes: July 1–8 360-385-3102 • Centrum.org A foot-tapping celebration from the masters of fiddle traditions. Jazz Port Townsend: July 22–29 360-385-3102 • Centrum.org The jazz world’s great artists offer memorable performances. ShakespeareinthePark:Aug3–26 360-385-5278 • KeyCityPublicTheatre.org An exhilarating evening in Chetzemoka Park. 42nd AnnualWoodenBoatFestival:Sept7–9 360-385-3628 • WoodenBoat.org Tour wooden boats, learn maritime skills and attend exhibits. 19th AnnualPortTownsendFilmFestival:Sept21–23 360-379-1333 • PTfilmfest.com Six theaters, 90 films, one glorious film under the stars nightly. 36th Annual Kinetic Skulpture Race: Oct 6–7 360-379-4972 or 360-385-7306•PTkineticRace.org Kooky and ingenious contraptions try to race the course.