Port Angeles, WA

Travel Guide
Port Angeles showing landscape views
This attractive city is a gateway to the wild northwest and a worthy destination in itself, with a bustling marina and plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Port Angeles is the perfect base from which to explore the wild and untamed wonderland of the Pacific Northwest. Take daytrips to Olympic National Park, relax on sandy beaches or simply enjoy the cafés and restaurants near the City Pier.

The city is located between the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Begin by exploring downtown where the streets are a focal point for art and sculpture, much of which was erected outdoors as part of the ART on the Town project. Regularly changing exhibitions of local art can be found at the Fine Arts Center.

The Port Angeles harbor is a constant hub of activity. Sit and watch vessels docking and departing from the busy harbor against the backdrop of the Olympic peaks. While in the waterfront area, visit the Olympic Coast Discovery Center to learn about Port Angeles' maritime history and local underwater habitats.

Opportunities for outdoor activities abound. Rent a bicycle and explore the miles of paved pathways on the Discovery Trail, easily accessed from downtown Port Angeles. As you pedal along, you’ll encounter vistas of snow-topped peaks and thick forests, as well as calm lakes and the roaring ocean. Comb the sands of Hollywood Beach, rent a kayak and hit the water, then picnic on the shore.Thrill-seeking travelers can find many popular surfing spots less than an hour’s drive from the city.

The Salt Creek Recreation Area is another popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and is just a 25-minute drive from downtown Port Angeles. Hike through forests, watch for whales from rocky bluffs and explore the remains of World War II-era Camp Hayden.

A little further west from the Salt Creek Recreation Area is Crescent Beach, a popular place to camp, with views to Vancouver Island.

Port Angeles is easily accessible by car from the cities of Olympia, Tacoma and Seattle or from the scenic highway running along the Pacific coast around Olympic National Park. Ferry transportation is also available between Downtown Port Angeles and Victoria, Canada.

Olympic Inn & Suites
Olympic Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
1510 E Front Street, Port Angeles, WA, 98362
The price is $75 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
$75
per night
Dec 2 - Dec 3
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Port Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.5/5 Good! (256 reviews)
"Convenient enough for an overnight stay to get to the early morning ferry on time. Wifi is horrendously slow. An elevator is available for those with mobility issues. It's about 2km from popular restaurants and 3km from the golf course."

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

Olympic Inn & Suites
Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles Harbor
Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles Harbor
3 out of 5
221 N Lincoln St, Port Angeles, WA, 98362
The price is $101 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$101
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Port Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,038 reviews)
"Beautiful scenery, can see the Victoria Island from the balcony. Room is spacious with 2 separate sinks, love it!"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles Harbor
Lake Crescent Lodge
Lake Crescent Lodge
2.5 out of 5
Lake Crescent Road, 416, Port Angeles, WA, 98363
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $124 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$124
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this hotel in Port Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Barnes Creek Trailhead and Storm King Ranger ...
3.7/5 Good! (9 reviews)
"Beautiful setting and first rate service. Great food."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Lake Crescent Lodge
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Starlight Camp Olympic
Starlight Camp Olympic
1 out of 5
161 Farrington Rd, Port Angeles, WA, 98363
Stay at this campground in Port Angeles. Enjoy free parking, a picnic area, and housekeeping. Popular attractions Lake Crescent and Crescent Beach are located ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (19 reviews)
"Great place to stay near Olympic National Park. Very clean and incredible views of the stars at night"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Starlight Camp Olympic
A Hidden Haven & Water Garden Cottages
A Hidden Haven & Water Garden Cottages
3.5 out of 5
1428 Dan Kelly Road, Port Angeles, WA, 98363
Stay at this 3.5-star cottage in Port Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Popular attractions Elwa River Casino and Madison Creek Falls are ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
"Beautiful little cabins- cute themes (ours was Whimsical Bear). Beautiful property located near Salt Creek Recreational area and the east end of lake crescent. Full kitchen and outdoor grill. No AC but several fans available. The cabin next to us was pretty close- so not hugely private however we ..."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2021

A Hidden Haven & Water Garden Cottages
Our Creekside Cottage is located only a mile from the Olympic Discovery Trail.
Our Creekside Cottage is located only a mile from the Olympic Discovery Trail.
Sequim, WA
Stay at this family-friendly cottage in Port Angeles. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (88 reviews)
Cute cabin in Clallam County
"We were looking to get away for a short weekend trip and we found the Creekside Cottage. One of our criteria was to be able to bring our dog with us, and Creekside Cottage is dog friendly. Our little dude enjoyed playing in the large backyard and in the creek. The hosts took good care of us and even ..."

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Our Creekside Cottage is located only a mile from the Olympic Discovery Trail.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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