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Things to do in Port Townsend

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Campground
“Great place to hike, explore the bunkers and enjoy the wildlife. Be sure and check out the local pub called Taps.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located upstairs with a great patio overlooking the water, Sirens is a fun place to spend a few hours. They have a pool table and lots of board games you can play. The Nachos are amazing.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“The Rose has two old fashion theatres and a very cool upstairs theatre for adults because you can order alcohol and food while you watch the movie on stuffed couches and chairs.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
“The Finnriver Farm and Cidery have great food and drinks. It is also a local favorite and relaxed place to enjoy a late afternoon. Seating is outside but under a covered roof with heaters for those visiting in the winter.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park close by that leads down to the beach connecting to Fort Worden. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great beer pub with an unbeatable location right on the waterfront. Perfect place to drink a beer in the summer.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“Offering 100% organic locally grown food, this incredible breakfast cafe is not to be missed. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Food
“If I had to suggest one thing you should not miss, it would be the Farmer's Market on Saturday. Not only is there lots of locally grown and sourced food, but also some amazingly tasty prepared food to eat right there, from paella, to crab cakes, to brats on a bun. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the nicest and best restaurants in town. The cocktail lounge and wine bar (connected but next door) is a great place to unwind and enjoy some small plates. Food here is awesome.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“All the groceries you need! Excellent local produce, and really good locally baked goodies.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Two locations for QFC, one in Port Hadlock only 15 miles away or in Port Townsend.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Hanazono is one of our favorite places to eat when we go into Port Townsend, It's close to the Rose Theatre, and the food is the best.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
“If you love bread and pastries and muffins and cookies, THIS is the place. I love the white Pullman loaf to make French toast. And you've not really had a hot dog until you had one on the hot dog buns they make and sell here. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place for a bit more upscale lunch or dinner. The service is always great. Another great place for fish and chips. I usually order the risotto, which is a special of the day, usually with fresh local seafood. They also sell their own spice blends for a great souvenir of your visit to PT>”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Just off the island, Ajax Cafe has a great atmosphere and a local favorite. Be sure and try on one of the hundreds of hats on the walls, and if you're a guy, you can also get one of the ties in the men's restroom. The food is also very delicious.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Get a hot drink at Velocity then walk around viewing the wooden boats that are being created!! Often times these boats are apart of the Wooden Boat Festival too! ”
  • 12 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Located upstairs with a great patio overlooking the water, Sirens is a fun place to spend a few hours. They have a pool table and lots of board games you can play. The Nachos are amazing.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Café
“Offering 100% organic locally grown food, this incredible breakfast cafe is not to be missed. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Hanazono is one of our favorite places to eat when we go into Port Townsend, It's close to the Rose Theatre, and the food is the best.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Just off the island, Ajax Cafe has a great atmosphere and a local favorite. Be sure and try on one of the hundreds of hats on the walls, and if you're a guy, you can also get one of the ties in the men's restroom. The food is also very delicious.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Great place for a bit more upscale lunch or dinner. The service is always great. Another great place for fish and chips. I usually order the risotto, which is a special of the day, usually with fresh local seafood. They also sell their own spice blends for a great souvenir of your visit to PT>”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“The Blue Moose Cafe is a cash-only local favorite inside the Port Townsend Marina and Boat Haven. You'll love the locals and the atmosphere.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“Voted best cafe in Washington twice by The Discovery Channel, and #1 on Yelp most of the time. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best pizza ever. If you want to explore downtown PT, grab a slice to go and eat as you roam.”
  • 10 locals recommend

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