Last year I started a love affair with small towns in the Pacific NW and made it a point to start visiting many of the most beautiful small communities in my home state of Oregon (you can see them here). And as I continue on with this series this year, I really wanted to start exploring some of the areas in Washington State that I’ve always wanted to get to, starting with the Kitsap Peninsula West of the Puget Sound and Seattle. This area has been on my list for a long while and we finally made it up there a few weeks back to explore and find some of the most beautiful and best small towns in the area.
The first we visited and spent a bit exploring was the beautiful Victorian town of Port Townsend. High up top on the peninsula, Port Townsend was at one point in history going to be the next big thing and because of that, gorgeous Victorian buildings were built along the waterfront, meant to bring this town into the next big boom. Unfortunately, that never happened, however, what is left of Port Townsend today has become one of the most beautiful little towns in Washington, full of gorgeous buildings, lots of restaurants and a waterfront to rival them all.