Settled in 1851, Port Townsend was originally named “Port Townshend”, by George Vancouver, for his friend the Marquis of Townshend. Found to be a safe harbor, the community thrived on fishing and shipping. Many of its original Victorian homes and beautiful early 1900′s buildings remain. And Port Townsend has become a destination for romantic weekend getaways.
Their motto is “Real Islands… Real Close”. The San Juans, a cluster of over 70 islands to the north and west of Seattle, are just a car and ferry ride away. A destination spot for romantic getaways, cycling trips or adventurists, three of the islands – San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez offer a variety of accomodations and dining experiences for your next getaway.