Enjoy a Victorian Maritime Vacation at Port Townsend

Rent a budget timeshare and treat the family to a true west coast maritime vacation. Port Townsend, Washington, was founded in 1851 and prides itself on its Victorian maritime heritage. Located on the northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula, just 40 miles from Seattle, you'll discover plenty to do here all year round.

When you visit Port Townsend, you'll find a delightful "Victorian Seaport and Arts Community." The downtown has been designated a National Historic Area and offers many examples of exquisite Victorian architecture. Downtown you'll also find galleries and artist collectives and the monthly Arts Walk during which you can attend art classes and workshops.

The main focus of this bustling waterfront community, however, is boating and maritime life. Regattas, boat races, boat building, and even a Dungeness Crab Festival, all vie for the attention of anyone who loves the smell of salt air.

The Northwest Maritime Center, whose slogan is "connecting people, boats and the sea," sponsors many fun family activities. Family members can choose from sailing lessons, boat charters and even youth and adult sailing camps. The entire family will get excited about the Family Boat Building Program where you actually "Build It, Row It, Take It Home." An activity for 2 to 12 people that takes between 3-5 days, master ship builders will help your group build a real "Skunk Island Skiff" from scratch. If you prefer a one-day boat building experience, you are invited to join in the Community Boat Building Day held every Saturday from October through May. This year the community is building a 24-ft Africa/Franken dory, a companion to the Journeyman built last year.

There are a myriad of other things to do and see during your Port Townsend stay. Fort Worden State Park has a number of large, abandoned bunkers to explore, as well as the Port Wilson Lighthouse. Movie buffs will recognize Fort Worden as the location for the film "An Officer and a Gentleman."

A fun day outing for the family is a ferry ride to nearby Whidbey Island. Here you can explore Deception Pass State Park, Washington's most popular state park. Hike along both salt water and fresh water shorelines while watching for abundant wildlife that includes soaring bald eagles. You can enjoy superior fishing on Cranberry Lake and traverse a magnificent suspension bridge over a breathtaking fjord.

Timeshare rentals are available in Port Townsend at two resorts. The WorldMark Discovery Bay Resort (see photo above), located right on the waterfront of picturesque Discovery Bay, offers a playground and game room for the kids. Tucked in a secluded wooded area beautiful Kala Point Village is pet-friendly for just a $30 additional fee. See all Washington timeshares.
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  1. Alice Says:

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