Whether you and your favorite person are looking to savor the best of PNW cuisine, take time to spend relaxing, quality time at the spa, enjoy dinner and a movie in a historic 100+ year old movie theater, or watch the sunset over Puget Sound from a kayak or stand-up paddle board...we’ve got you covered!
We’ve put together several Port Townsend date night suggestions for you and your partner to enjoy our sleepy, seaport and just a few of the romantic ways to celebrate love on the Olympic Peninsula.
There is nothing like summertime in the Pacific Northwest. The salty water sparkles and the sun takes its sweet time setting, it’s magical. With sunshine on the forecast for quite some time, you might want to enjoy the beauty of Port Townsend (and the surrounding area) on the beach! Check out a few of our favorite local beaches to enjoy a walk, picnic, or just a beautiful spot to lounge for an afternoon.
In July the Olympic Peninsula turns a beautiful shade of purple. A distinct and lovely fragrance permeates the air and you know, it's lavender season. Here are a several ways to enjoy the bounty of the season on in Port Townsend and beyond.
No matter the month, day, or time of year - there is always a new place to explore, cuisine to be savored, trails to be hiked, and festivals to enjoy in and around Port Townsend. Enjoy this musical themed edition of July’s Top 5 Activities in Port Townsend (and beyond!)
Port Townsend is a sleepy, Victorian seaport. It’s vibrancy and energy is experienced during the day as you stroll through the streets of the city’s two distinct neighborhoods, downtown and uptown, shop at local stores, dine at the restaurants, visit art galleries, and breathe in the salty Pacific Northwest air.
Like most small towns, Port Townsend closes early. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite restaurants, pubs, and activities for those who want to enjoy Port Townsend after dark.
There are so many delicious local treats to be savored at Finnriver this summer, from woodfired pizza to fresh oysters! Every day of the week there is a different delicacy to be enjoyed with a cold cider overlooking the beauty of the Chimacum Valley. Check out the schedule of rotating food vendors. Almost all the vendors offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options!
Summertime is truly magical in the Pacific Northwest. The water glistens, flowers are bloom, and excitement for the season is palpable. As the temperature rises and the sun sets later and later, I seek opportunities to stay outdoors as much as possible. There are many Port Townsend restaurants and eateries that offer patios and decks for outdoor dining, so here are just a five of my favorites.
If you’re traveling to Port Townsend, chances are you’re going to be taking one a Washington State Ferry (WSF). It is one of the loveliest ways to travel and commute. The WSF is the largest ferry system in the United States (and 4th largest in the world!) with nearly 25 million people riding the ferries last year. To ensure that your travel experience goes smoothly, here are a few tips & tricks to riding the Washington State Ferries.
The Pacific Northwest will without fail provide you with unpredictable weather and the best coffee you’ve ever had. And no matter the weather - rain, wind, snow, shine; there is never a bad day to enjoy a fantastic cup of coffee. Here are just a five of With These Rings favorite local coffee shops (and a bonus tea room!) for a quintessential Port Townsend experience.
One of the best ways to experience the Olympic Peninsula is on foot and there countless amazing Olympic Peninsula hikes of varying difficulties, lengths, and views. It was hard to narrow it down, so I’ve picked just five of my favorite hikes within an hour of Port Townsend.
Just 20 minutes from the With These Rings studio is a historic, agricultural community full of rich history and artisan farms specializing in produce, meats & cheese, flowers, and wine & cider.
From shopping to the great outdoors, there is so much explore, eat & drink, and breathe in the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula. Here are just several of With These Rings favorite spots in Chimacum and beyond.
A common question I get asked by couples while their planning their trip to the studio or during the workshop is “Where should we get lunch?” There are so many delicious and great local spots to dine at in Port Townsend, but here are four of my favorites that are within walking distance from of the studio.
We are fortunate on the Olympic Peninsula that the majority of restaurants feature fresh food from local farmers, foragers, and fisheries. The creativity and use of in-season ingredients is one of my favorite aspects of dining in Port Townsend and beyond. Lucky for us, this applies to our cocktails and mixologists as well. Check out 6 of my favorite places to enjoy a unique cocktail (or 2!)
Port Townsend had two distinct districts - Uptown and Downtown. Uptown was home to the society elite who built commanding homes on the bluff with a separate shopping district, churches, schools, hospitals, and parks. As opposed to downtown featuring boarding houses, saloons, theaters, and brothels.
I love to walk around Uptown and look at the Victorian homes, but here are many shops, restaurants, and historical sites to check out. Here are just a few of my favorite stops to make in Uptown.
Many of the couples who visit Port Townsend for their fabrication or carving workshop choose to make a weekend (or longer!) out of the experience. There is so much to explore in Port Townsend and beyond. I feel incredibly grateful to call the Olympic Peninsula “home”.
Whether it is after your workshop or PT adventures, perhaps a trip to the spa is in order. Port Townsend has many spa offerings and below are four of WTR’s favorites.