Around the Sound in Port Townsend, WASettled 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.
Around the Sound in Sumner, WA Settled in 1853, the town of Sumner was thought to have been named for Ezra Meeker's wife, Eliza Jane Sumner. But another tale has three townsmen putting names in a hat at the local post office, and Sumner won. Today, this quaint little town of 9,000 residents is filled with country charm, delicious eats, and some great shopping.
Guide to the San Juan Islands 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.