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Port Townsend, Washington

Snuggled in the northeastern edge of the state’s Olympic Peninsula, Port Townsend is a former Victorian seaport that still maintains much of its 19th-century charm thanks to its dedicated citizens.

A walk along Port Townsend’s downtown waterfront displays beautiful Victorian buildings, while venues and events like the Northwest Maritime Center and the Wooden Boat Festival pay tribute to the town’s marine culture.

For arts and culture mavens, Port Townsend is a must-see. The coastal town is home to a booming arts community, numerous art galleries, and cultural diversions like the Port Townsend Film Festival held every year since 1999.

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