Port Townsend Timeshare
The smaller communities that line the western shores of Puget Sound are full of fascinating history. Close to the metropolis of Seattle yet a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city, these towns draw visitors from all over the state and from around the country. With the backdrop of the breathtaking Olympic Mountains, the community of Port Townsend lies right at the top of Puget Sound where the waters of Admiralty Inlet link the sound with the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Port Townsend is a visitor's and vacationer's paradise. It's small and tranquil, but at the same time it's alive and vibrant. Manor homes, inns, hotels, museums, and Victorian houses snuggle close to the harbor area. The town is a gateway to Olympic National Park, and it's just a short ferry ride from downtown Seattle. A Port Townsend timeshare resale is the place to go for a great deal on accommodations when visiting this wonderful, picturesque community.
Things to See and Do
The harbor area is a place to go and spend a relaxing afternoon from your Port Townsend timeshare. Watch the boats come and go, and if the saltwater is beckoning, charter a fishing or whale-watching excursion. The waterfront restaurants are mostly family-owned and serve up delicious seafood cuisine.
Families with kids will love visiting the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. The center's aquarium features local species, and there are plenty of hands-on exhibits including microscope viewing of tiny creatures and games that teach the various species of fish, starfish, and other marine life.
Nearby Fort Worden began as a military base but is now a state park. Visitors can pick up a free map that guides them on a tour of the shoreline, the old bunker installations, and more than 100 other historic structures.
Take the kids downtown to play at the fabulous Northwest Maritime Center. The lawns are green all year, and there's a huge pirate ship that serves as a jungle gym. Nearby is the famous Don's Pharmacy Soda Fountain. Have a 6-inch burger and a tall ice cream soda in a setting that takes one back to the 1960s.
Where to Stay
Port Townsend is home to several larger resort properties, a number of bed-and-breakfast inns, and several converted mansions that now operate as hotels. Check out the Port Townsend timeshare resale marketplace of BuyaTimeshare.com to learn about vacation ownership openings. Fully furnished suites, picnic areas, fitness centers, and spas are located on-site at several of these properties.
How to Get There
From the Seattle waterfront, take the car ferry to Bainbridge Island, and then travel by car to U.S. Highway 101. Take the highway north to the split, and continue on to Port Townsend. Visitors can also drive from Seattle north to Edmunds and take the Kingston ferry, and another alternative is to take the Mukilteo ferry to Whidbey Island and then the Keystone ferry direct to Port Townsend.
Port Townsend is the perfect getaway destination. You'll get a real sense of what the great Pacific Northwest is like when touring this historically rich community, one that's filled with Native American culture and maritime influence.