One of my favorite ways to take in the spectacular natural beauty of the region is from diving into the water and seeing the land from a different perspective. So grab your beach towels, swimsuits, and floats and check out several of our favorite swimming holes on the Olympic Peninsula!
There is so much delicious food in Port Townsend. We are very, very lucky. But not all of those spots have the food and incredible views. As summer begins and the days become longer, everyone wants to soak up as much of the stunning landscape our marine town has to offer. Here are just a few of our favorite places to eat around town with a view.
The Pacific Northwest is famous for its amazing seafood. From the throwing of the fish at the Pike’s Place Market to fresh oysters on the half shell straight out the waters of Puget Sound. One of the most frequently asked food related questions is where to get seafood and here are just a few of our Port Townsend favorites!
Port Townsend has a delicious and eclectic food scene. With close proximity to local farms and creative chefs, foragers, and artisans, we are very fortunate. One of my favorite ways to dine in town (and in general…) is via food trucks! Check out some of our favorite food trucks and places to find them.
After a long winter and snowy winter, I am more than ready to welcome a season known for new beginnings, blooming flowers, longer days, and warmer weather. And as we greet the new season, there new and exciting adventures to experience in Port Townsend and beyond. Check out just a few of my favorite Olympic Peninsula spring activities.
Port Townsend, and the surrounding area, has a vibrant and eclectic food scene. Due close proximity to farmers, foragers, and artisans - our restaurants, cafes, and bars are comprised of mostly local, in-season foods and ingredients as well as craft cocktails and local beers, wines, and ciders.
We wanted to share with you some of the new (and newer!) kids on the block who are creating unique and delicious delicacies for you!
The Olympic Peninsula was made for adventure and for exploration. And for obvious reasons, many people associate the Peninsula with Olympic National Park. It is frustrating that during these turbulent political times the government has made it impossible to visit a national treasure due to the shutdown. And of course we hope that all of these people can all get back to work and get paid soon! But have no fear, between our state, county, and volunteer-run parks & sites there is almost infinite options for excursions and day trips.
I love this time of year and not just because of the holidays and the changing seasons. Thanksgiving thru Valentine’s Day is proposal season! It is so fun to think about all the people keeping this special secret that will soon be unveiled and two lives will be forever changed.
Many details and emotions go into a proposal and one frequently asked question at With These Rings is “Where should I propose?” We came up with a few of our favorite local spots to ask the surprise question that will forever be etched on your hearts.
One of my favorite things to do during the fall is explore the raging waterfalls of the Olympic Peninsula. There are so many different waterfall hikes in terms of length, difficulty, and destination, so here are just five of many waterfalls to experience.
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall,” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Great Gatsby. AndI can’t say I disagree. I love when the when the air starts to get crisp, my wood burning stove becomes handy once again, and the unparalleled beauty of watching the leaves change colors. The Olympic Peninsula is one of the best places to leaf peep whether it is by foot, by bike, or by car.
One of my favorite things about living on the Olympic Peninsula is the access to high-quality, local foods from region’s farmers, foragers, fishermen, artisans, and chefs. There is no bad time to enjoy PNW delicacies but late summer is an especially great time to enjoy just a few of the native treats of the Pacific Northwest. Here are just a few of our favorite local foods and our favorite places to enjoy them.
There’s something about watching wildlife that brings out the inner child in everyone. It is a joyful and beautiful experience that brings you closer to nature and provides a sense of belonging. Watching animals in their natural habitat is a memorable experience that will provide lasting memories of your time in Port Townsend and on the Olympic Peninsula.
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.