If you go

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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.

Kalaloch Lodge.

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.

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