Port Angeles, WA

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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
The price is $75 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Situated in Port Angeles, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Olympic National Park Visitor Center, Port Angeles Ferry Terminal, and Olympic National Park. Feiro ...
3.1/5 (195 reviews)
"Good service"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

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
The price is $129 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
Located in the heart of Port Angeles, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Port Angeles Ferry Terminal and Port of Port Angeles. Olympic National Park Visitor ...
3.9/5Very Good! (1,173 reviews)
"Old style but in good condition. Best this area has to offer. Amenities very scaled back do to covid. Staff at restrauant try hard to be friendly and to please with limited menue and service. Breakfast not included contrary to Expedia info."

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles Harbor
Super 8 by Wyndham Port Angeles at Olympic National Park
Super 8 by Wyndham Port Angeles at Olympic National Park
2 out of 5
2104 E 1st St, Port Angeles, WA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $84 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Located in the heart of Port Angeles, this golf motel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Peninsula Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of Olympic National Park Visitor Center ...
3.8/5Good! (981 reviews)
"What can I say it was a super 8. The front desk woman during check in took a call during our check in and made us wait rather than having the call hold, it wasn’t the best customer service. The rooms are clean, the smell of disinfectant in the entire building and room was nauseating, I had to open ..."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

Super 8 by Wyndham Port Angeles at Olympic National Park
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.
Tent Camping - Whiskey Creek Beach (T4)
Tent Camping - Whiskey Creek Beach (T4)
Port Angeles, WA
The price is $41 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 13
Situated in Port Angeles, this apartment building is within 9 mi (15 km) of Crescent Beach, Lake Crescent, and Salt Creek Recreation Area. Lake Sutherland is ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Great beach property
"had minor check-in issues as we were arriving very late, but overall great stay, amazing location to be close to Olympic National Park, and beautiful views of the ocean!! would absolutely stay here again."

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Tent Camping - Whiskey Creek Beach (T4)
*Cozy Chalet Camper*
*Cozy Chalet Camper*
Port Angeles, WA
The price is $77 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Situated in Port Angeles, this vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Crescent Beach, Lake Crescent, and Salt Creek Recreation Area. Marymere Falls and Storm ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
Funky and fun
"This property was unique with an amazing view, friendly manager and great trailer to call home for a few days. It’s not a luxury resort but is unique and friendly!!"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2021

*Cozy Chalet Camper*
Cedar Heights Beach Cabin - Olympic Peninsula
Cedar Heights Beach Cabin - Olympic Peninsula
Port Angeles, WA
The price is $188 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Situated in Port Angeles, this cabin is within 9 mi (15 km) of Crescent Beach, Lake Crescent, and Salt Creek Recreation Area. Lake Sutherland is 9.8 mi (15.7 ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)
Great stay near Olympic!
"Lovely little cabin in a campground property on the coast. It was clean, well-equipped, and perfect as a home base while visiting Olympic National Park! Loved the outdoor space especially with a fire bit and picnic table."

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Cedar Heights Beach Cabin - Olympic Peninsula
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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