If you go
Where to stay
Sol Duc Hot Springs. 12076 Sol Duc Hot Springs Rd., Port Angeles, 866-476-5382, olympicnationalparks.com/lodging/ sol-duc-hot-springs-resort Rustic cabins and lodge in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains, proudly internet-free. Open late March to late October. Cabins from $208 per night during high season, $142 per night during off season.
157151 Highway 101, Forks, 888-662-9928, thekalalochlodge.com
Spartan cabins and lodge overlooking the Pacific Ocean, near some of the most famous hikes in Olympic National Park including the Hall of Mosses. Cabins from $185 per night; lodge rooms from $169 per night.
Lake Quinault Lodge. 345 S. Shore Road, Quinault, 800-562-6672, olympicnationalparks.com/ lodging/lake-quinault-lodge Grand lodge on the shores of Lake Quinault, close to some of the largest trees in the world. Dine in the same room where President Franklin D. Roosevelt dined in 1937. Rooms from $101 per night. Where to eat
Michael’s Seafood and Steakhouse. 117B E. First St., Port Angeles, 360-417-6929, michaelsdining.com Upscale steak and seafood dining, featuring fresh local Dungeness crab in season. Entrees start at $16.99.
Forks Coffee Shop. 241 S. Forks Ave., Forks, 360-374-6769, forkswa.com/listing/forks-coffee-shop A greasy spoon diner perfect for fueling up before a day of hiking in the park. Fill up with a to-go deli sandwich before your hike. Breakfast and lunch starts under $10. What to do
Olympic National Park and Forest. 3002 Mount Angeles Road,
Port Angeles, 888-896-3818, olympicnationalparks.com Hiking through Olympic National Park provides endless opportunities for stunning views of mountain vistas, cascading waterfalls and wildlife. Hikes range from an easy stroll of less than a mile to more arduous climbs through mountain passes, and even overnight trips. Trailheads surround the park, off Highway 101. Free, though overnight camping requires a fee.
Port Angeles Whale Watch Company. 115 E. Railroad Ave.,
Port Angeles, 360-293-4215, pawhales.com
Daily tours available May through October, in search of Humpback, Orca and Gray whales. Whale sightings guaranteed. Four- to five-hour tours begin at $109 for adults, and $69 for children ages 3 through 17.