November's Top 5 Port Townsend Activities

Port Townsend Art Walk

Explore Port Townsend and the local art scene on Saturday, November 4th. From 5:30pm to 8pm on the first Saturday of the month, visit Port Townsend’s art galleries and establishments to see the newest shows and exhibits. During November, the The Northwind Arts Center is hosting the Environmental Variations exhibit featuring sculpture, painting, and photography by local artists Krista Lutz, Jeff Olson, and Paul Shapiro. (Also on view Mondays-Wednesdays 11:30-5:30)

Not here for the Art Walk? Stop by the Port Townsend Gallery! Open daily from 10am to 6pm, the fine arts cooperative gallery features two- and three-dimensional local artists with a rotating featured artist monthly. Member artists will greet you at the gallery and can answer your questions and provide information about the art and artists.

Photo credit:  Gary Romjue

Photo credit: Gary Romjue

Photo c/o  Soak on the Sound

Soak on the Sound

Relish in romance and relaxation at Soak on the Sound. After finishing your workshop at With These Rings walk over to Soak on the Sound for a saltwater soak!

Soak on the Sound features community and private saltwater soaking tubs, Finnish steam sauna, and massage. Saltwater soaking has numerous health benefits including detoxing and hydrating the body.

I recommend booking the Sweetheart Soak. Soak in a private tub while enjoying a beer or cider, or a non-alcoholic offering like sparkling water or kombucha, followed by a post-soak skin serum! Or, stop by for Soak’s weekday happy hour. On Tuesdays through Fridays from 3pm to 6pm, enjoy discounts on soaking tubs, foot soaks, and beverages!

Harvest Wine & Cider Tour

The Harvest Wine & Cider Tour is coming up!

Throughout the weekend of November 11th and 12th, visit 10 (!) wineries and cideries spanning from Port Townsend to Port Angeles. Fall is a beautiful time to explore the Olympic Peninsula, breathe in the crisp air, and watch the changing leaves.

This is a great way to not just savor some delicious beverages and explore the Peninsula, but perhaps to find the perfect bottle of wine or cider to bring to your future in-laws during the holidays! Tickets cost $35 (plus taxes & fees) and includes tastings at all ten locations and a souvenir glass.


Looking to do something a little different this Thanksgiving? Reserve your space for the Protection Island Cruise.

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center and Puget Sound Express, host a special holiday expedition to Protection Island from 1pm to 4pm on Thanksgiving (Saturday, November 25th). The three hour cruise has naturalists from the PT Marine Science Center to help you learn more about the local wildlife and geology.

For those looking to celebrate a more traditional Thanksgiving, both Fort Worden and The Resort at Port Ludlow offer festive, farm-fresh Thanksgiving feasts featuring all of your holiday favorites.

Olympic National Park

Fall is a great time to visit Olympic National Park! But make sure to bring your rain gear, the rainy season runs from October to June.

View waterfalls and wildlife (including elk, birds, deer, otters, bobcats, and more!) and watch storms and spawning Coho Salmon. And, bonus - during Veteran’s Day Weekend (November 11th & 12th) enjoy free entrance to

When planning a winter trip out to Olympic National Park always check the weather forecast or call the park’s weather hotline at (360) 565-3131.