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Get the ins and outs of Port Angeles and the surrounding Olympic National Park. Port Angeles is the spot to start—and stay—during your Olympic Peninsula journey.

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to the Olympic National Park—a top-of-the-bucket-list worthy wonder and one of few national parks in the VISITPORTANGELES.COM Northwest—this smallish seaside-meets-mountain town hasVISITPORTANGELES.COM nuggets of history, hints of fame, bewitching beauty, and adventure waiting to be discovered. Follow our 331 THINGS TO DO for recommendations to make the most of your visit.

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Craggy contemplations of Lake Crescent from MOUNT STORM KING. (on the cover)

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Hike to DEVIL’S PUNCHBOWL on Lake Crescent along the Spruce Railroad Trail, a historic railroad trail.

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Size up 8 GARGANTUAN TREES in the “Valley of the Rainforest Giants”. Keep your eyes peeled for the world’s largest cedar and spruce.

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our outdoor enthusiast side will have a hard time deciding if you’ll be tackling a hike to Marymere Falls along the Olympic Peninsula THINGS LAND HO Waterfall Trail, salmon fishing on the Elwha River or rafting it. You can venture out on the Olympic Peninsula Loop to catch a glimpse ofVISITPORTANGELES VISITPORTANGELES.COM mountain goats or attempt to wrap your arms around the largest Spruce tree in North America.

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From tree hugging to hiking, the Olympic National Park is almost one million acres of varying terrain. Rugged mountains transition to lush old-growth rain forest and onto rocky seashores, with 95% of the park WHALE OFas A VIEW You can spendTHINGS WHALE OF A designated wilderness. days gazing at glaciers, streams, waterfalls, wildflowers and wildlife. The park boasts a 73-mile VISITPORTANGELES.COM VISITPORTANGE stretch of pure wilderness coastline—one of the longest undeveloped coasts in the lower 48 states—and over 600 miles of hiking trails, making it a standout vacation destination any time of the year.

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922,651 ACRES of wilderness fit for hiking, biking, sightseeing and snow sports. It’s the only designated World Heritage Site in the Northwest.

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Bike, run or leisurely walk from downtown Port Angeles on 70 miles of paved pathway along the OLYMPIC DISCOVERY TRAIL.

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he Olympic Discovery Trail, a mostly paved path for biking, walking and running, extends from Port Townsend to Forks. Cruise by coastlines, rivers, streams, sapphire lakes and backwoods beaches. From downtown Port Angeles pedal out to Ediz Hook for sea, city, and mountain vistas. You can opt to stay on the 70+ miles of paved trail, or take the “adventure route” up the hill from downtown Port Angeles for an off-road ride to the Elwha River and Lake Crescent on 26-miles of sinewy single and double-track trails. A somewhat secret, Port Angeles’ massive trail system and mild climate is made for mountain biking. Don’t miss the annual NW Cup downhill MTB race, or the Ride the Hurricane road cycling event for a stunning car-free ride through the Olympic National Park.


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DOWNTOWN PORT ANGELES Stroll, shop, dine and drink through the walkable downtown and waterfront.

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Your foodie side is eager to get a taste of Port Angeles by sampling VISITPORTANGELES.COM fresh seafood. Pick up some in-season healthy snacks from local farms to fuel your day from the year-round farmers market every Saturday, then sip heritage wine in a 125 year-old barn followed by gourmet burgers and beer for a casual dinner out.

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EXPLORE waterfront parks, whale trails, and tide pools teeming with sea life. Surfing, SUP-ing, kayaking and fishing are only just the beginning.

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Head to HURRICANE RIDGE for snow play like skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and tubing.

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And, the best part about VISITPORTANGELES.COM winter time in Port Angeles is that the snow stays on the mountain—leaving the town snow-free, so you can hike, bike and beachcomb all winter long.

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Head from the lodge up Hurricane Hill Road for a laid back snowshoe or cross-country ski trek with panoramic views. Traverse more technical trails from Obstruction Pt. Road. Ranger-led guided snowshoe walks are offered on weekends. THINGS

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Start and end your day gazing at stunning sea views from your pillow .

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Dozens of ANNUAL EVENTS you can’t miss from running, riding and racing fun to art, music, libations and Dungeness Crab.

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HOTEL S • M OTEL S • I N N S • HO STEL S Aircrest Motel • 1006 E Front, Port Angeles • (360) 452-9255 • aircrest.com All View Motel • 214 E Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles • (360) 457-7779 • allviewmotel.com Days Inn • 1510 E Front St, Port Angeles • (360) 452-4015 • daysinn.com Fairmount Motel • 1137 Hwy 101 W, Port Angeles • (360) 452-1627 Flagstone Motel • 415 E First St, Port Angeles • (360) 457-9494 • flagstonemotel.com Holiday Lodge • 414 E 1st St, Port Angeles • (360) 457-9201 • holidaylodgewa.com Olympic Lodge • 140 Del Guzzi Dr, Port Angeles • (360) 452-2993 • olympiclodge.com Port Angeles Inn • 111 E 2nd St, Port Angeles • (360) 452-9285 • portangelesinn.com Portside Inn • 1510 E Front St, Port Angeles • (360) 452-4015 • portsideinn.com Quality Inn Uptown • 101 E 2nd St, Port Angeles • (360) 457-9434 • choicehotels.com Red Lion Hotel - Port Angeles • 221 N Lincoln, Port Angeles • (360) 452-9215 • redlion.com Riviera Inn • 535 E Front St, Port Angeles • (360) 417-3955 Royal Victorian Motel • 521 E First St, Port Angeles • (360) 452-8400 • royalvictorian.net Ruffles Motel • 812 E 1st St, Port Angeles • (360) 457-7788 Super 8 Motel • 2104 E First St, Port Angeles • (360) 452-8401 • super8.com The Downtown Hotel • 101 1/2 E Front St, Port Angeles • (360) 565-1125 • portangelesdowntownhotel.com ToadLily House International Hostel • 105 E 5th St, Port Angeles • (360) 797-3797 • toadlilyhouse.com Travelers Motel • 1133 E Front St, Port Angeles • (360) 452-2303 • travelersmotel.net Uptown Inn • 112 E 2nd St, Port Angeles • (360) 457-9435 • uptowninnpa.com BED & BR EA K FASTS Angeles Inn B&B • 1203 E 7th St, Port Angeles • (360) 417-0260 • angelesinn.com Five SeaSuns Bed & Breakfast • 1006 S Lincoln, Port Angeles • (360) 452-8248 • seasuns.com Michael’s Inn • 604 W 8th St, Port Angeles • (360) 461-5197 • ptangeles.com/michaelsinn

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1 Port Angeles Visitor Center 2 Ferry Terminal 3 City Pier 4 Feiro Marine Life Center 5 Post Office 6 Clallam County Courthouse 7 Vern Burton Community Center/City Hall 8 North Olympic Library 9 Port Angeles Fine Arts Center 10 Community Players Theater 11 Peninsula College 12 National Park Visitor Center 13 National Park Administration 14 Clallam County Fairgrounds 15 Port Angeles Boat Haven (Marina) 16 Waterfront Park 17 Senior Center

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