Recommended by Charles Mudede
Here is what you have to do. Drive down to the ferry dock, drive onto a ferry, cross the bay on this ferry, exit the ferry, drive across the island, cross some bridges, stop at a gas station for something that’s fried, salty, and not good for you, eventually enter the Port Townsend and, before heading to Fort Worden State Park, admire a number of the town’s Victorian-style homes. When you finally park your car in the pretty park, roll down your window and listen to the music in the sun-brightened air. That music is jazz and it’s a part of the Jazz Port Townsend Festival. Cars were not made for the city but for short trips like this.