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PostSat Oct 22, 2022 1:45 pm 
I've heard good things about this place: https://theswanhotel.com/. It's on the end of the main drag through town, right by the Northwest Maritime Center. They have rooms and cottages available. Easy walking distance to all the shops and restaurants, etc.

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PostSat Oct 22, 2022 1:46 pm 
kbatku wrote:
Fort Flagler is cool
Fort Flagler is our favorite local state park.

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PostSat Oct 22, 2022 4:08 pm 
We visited there when the kids were early teenagers and being able to scout out the ruins at night was well worth the stay

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PostSat Oct 22, 2022 6:04 pm 
When we visit Port Townsend we go by sailboat and stay on our boat in Port Hudson Marina. On our way into town we always walk past little cabins that are part of (I think) Swan hotel. Theyíre really cute and well maintained on the outside so I would assume well maintained inside also, and cabins can be nice for families. As far as meth addicts, homeless people roaming streets I donít think itís worse than anywhere else. Itís an artsy town. Lots of musicians, painters, writers etc set up shop there. Stores offer an eclectic mix of overpriced old junk and overpriced new artsy things. There are tons of used book stores (also overpriced). The old building fronts on or near the water are being refinished. The ones that are finished look great. Ft Flagger is a nice day trip, as is port Wilson. Lots of trails and beaches. You can rent bikes and ride - be prepared for hills. Bit of a long ride to Flagger, drive if you want to have more time to spend there, but Wilson is a short (hilly) bike trip. A couple other great day trips (by car) would be Dungeness Spit OR (opposite direction) take the ferry to Whidbey Island and drive to nearby Ebyís landing. Both the spit and Ebyís offer gorgeous hiking. Have fun, and donít worry about street crime. Weíve never had trouble there. Most locals are really friendly.

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PostMon Oct 31, 2022 11:55 am 
Thank you all for these. I will review all! Have a great day everyone! Happy Halloween!

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PostMon Oct 31, 2022 12:10 pm 
Cyclopath wrote:
There's no bad hotel in Port Townsend.
The worse hotel stay experience I've ever had was in the Puffin and Gull motel in Port Townsend. It was in the '80s and we had a baby and a dog and none of the better hotels would take us, even the one we had a reservation. It may have been upgraded by now, or it might still be using the same lumpy, stained and sagging mattresses.

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PostMon Oct 31, 2022 7:40 pm 
kbatku wrote:
Fort Flagler is cool
Doing a loop along the north beach is really nice. It has a wild feel compared to the railroad lined beaches I'm used to.

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PostTue Nov 01, 2022 6:46 pm 
Cyclopath wrote:
never heard of crack heads in PT
lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif They're here.

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PostTue Nov 01, 2022 10:21 pm 
If you want a unique experience, try a bunker built in 1939 and converted into a camp site. Views over the Strait are spectacular, and you will have lots of privacy: https://www.hipcamp.com/en-US/washington/sunset-retreat-port-townsend/historic-bluff-sunset-retreat

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