This town, which sits on the northeastern tip of the Olympic Peninsula, has a long seafaring history—it was one of the region's most important ports in the late 1800s. Its success gave it the finest collection of Victorian architecture north of San Francisco. More than 75% of Port Townsend's buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. Many have been converted into bed-and-breakfasts, which are kept busy, thanks to the town's pretty seaside setting near the Olympic Mountains. Local... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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