Family-Friendly Things to Do
We love our younger guests and if the sounds of giggles and excitement mean anything, they love us too! The Bishop Victorian Hotel is in Port Townsend’s Downtown Historic District on the Quimper Peninsula where the Straits of Juan De Fuca blend into the famous Puget Sound. With lots of local spaces for kids to explore, we're perfect for weekend breaks or full-fledged family holidays.
By the Sea. Get Your Pirate on to Get Your Sail on.
Go Whale Watching with Puget Sound Express and see some amazing Pacific Northwest wildlife!
Rent a kayak at PT Paddlesports and explore Port Townsend Bay and nearby waters.
Learn about wooden boats at the Northwest Maritime Center. Visit the Chandlery and get your PIRATE on!
Visit the Port Townsend Boat Haven where shipwrights and sailmakers ply their trades on REALLY big boats, ships and schooners. Some of them bound for Alaska fishing...
Get in touch (literally!) with the curious sea creatures at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. Check for feeding times of the Giant Pacific Octopus. There is even an orca skeleton, too!
Keep your eye out for lively sea otters! (They are known to cross the street, but don't often use the crosswalks!) Watch along the water's edge for these furry, playful critters.
Hit the Trails
Explore beaches, bunkers and trails at Historic Fort Worden. You get pick up a trail map in the Bishop Lobby before heading out.
Go bird watching at Kah Tai Lagoon and Nature Preserve. Be sure to bring a camera or your cell phone to snap some great pics!
Rent a bike at The Broken Spoke and pedal along the Larry Scott Memorial Trail. You might want to pack a snack and bring water!
About 40 minutes west of Port Townsend is the famous Hurricane Ridge. You can drive to the summit for breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains and National Forest. Closed seasonally.
Old Fort Townsend is a great location for a picnic, some picture taking and exploring along the shore. It is located just about 4 miles outside of Port Townsend and easily accessible.
Picturesque Mount Townsend is a hiker's dream! The 4 trails leading to the top offer rhododendrons in spring, wildflowers and berries in summer, and fall colors in, well, fall.