Port Angeles, Washington, is my hometown. It is also the ideal home base for travelers and vacationers to the Olympic National Park, as well as nearly all areas of the Olympic Peninsula.
FYI: This website, My Port Angeles, will soon hold all the Olympic Peninsula travel information now contained at https://www.beautifulpacificnorthwest.com.
If the info you need isn't here right now, check the link - it may still be there.
Is it even possible in a single visit to experience the width and breadth of the natural beauty that surrounds Port Angeles?
I'm not sure I have the answer to that question.
But, My Port Angeles will provide for you all the necessary info and resources needed for you to thoroughly plan, enjoy, and then savor your Port Angeles or Olympic Peninsula dream vacation for years to come.
Make Excellent Plans for your Visit to Port Angeles
Port Angeles WA is the main hub of the Olympic Peninsula. Most visitors to the Peninsula are likely to stop, stay, or pass through Port Angeles. If you're heading this way, we'll help you make your plans.
Here are some of the details provided by MyPortAngeles:
- Favorite attractions and activities (and hidden ones too) throughout Port Angeles and the Olympic Peninsula.
- Lodging and dining info - hotels and restaurants in and around Port Angeles and Sequim (only 15 miles away), and also some of the best lodging and food choices around the Peninsula.
- Suggested Itineraries - depending on the time you have available and your main interests, we have some great ideas about how best to plan out your days. Take the best of these ideas to piece together a schedule that is perfect for you.
- Extensive details about the Olympic National Park (ONP). The Visitor Center is here in Port Angeles, and Hurricane Ridge is less than 45 minutes away. The ONP is one of those once-in-a-lifetime, bucket list sorts of places - if you've gotten this close, how can you pass it up??
- Olympic Peninsula Festivals - the Peninsula hosts more than two dozen of them, five of which are right here in either Port Angeles or Sequim. Might the dates of one or more of them coincide with your vacation plans?
- "Official" tourism websites - the northwest corner of Washington State is very understandably a popular destination area; at the pages for each location, we'll link you to the several "official" websites dedicated to that area's aspects of tourism.
Thoroughly Enjoy Each Day in and Around Port Angeles
Go... Do... Experience...!
The sights, smells, expansive vistas and immersive beauty in the Top Left corner of the USA are very nearly unrivaled, in my humble opinion.
- Guided tours or whale watching cruises
- Attend any of many local festivals
- Fishing or kayaking, hiking or biking, day-picnicking or overnight camping, among many options
- The nearby Olympic National Park is a must-visit destination, in my opinion
- Drive the Hwy 101 Loop, or deeply experience the locales of your choice to the fullest
Towns and Attractions Near Port Angeles
We know you might like to travel a bit and visit around while you're in Port Angeles. MyPortAngeles will help you with that too.
Towns and more on the Olympic Peninsula. Each of these pages links to much more information specific to the town, for example, restaurants, hotels and attractions:
- Port Angeles Washington
- Olympic National Park
- Port Townsend
- Hood Canal
- Clallam County's "West End" Towns
- Ocean Shores
Off the Olympic Peninsula but nearby.
As above, each link connects to much more info:
- Victoria Canada
- San Juan Islands, WA
- Mount Saint Helens
Distinctively Pacific Northwest:
- Pacific Northwest Wildlife
- Olympic National Park Rainforest
- Rain Shadow Effect
- Whale Watching in Washington
- Photo Galleries
Finally, tips on getting around:
- Washington State Ferries: Getting to the Olympic Peninsula with WA State Ferries
- Washington State Transportation: Getting from there to here and back via ferry, airplane, car rentals, bus, shuttle, even electric taxi.
Retain The Best Memories of your trip to Port Angeles
and nearby Destinations
During a vacation on the Olympic Peninsula, you're sure to eventually find yourself surrounded by natural beauty literally worthy of fine art.
Sure, you can snap a selfie. And in fact, perhaps you will snap dozens of selfies. And then the phone crashes, or you perform an operating system update and lose all your treasured photos. (Yes, this has happened to a family member.)
If you're satisfied with your cell-phone-quality photos, great! Cell phones are certainly taking excellent photos these days, especially with the newest 3-camera i-phone.
But if you'd like to do better, we can help. One of our photographer teams can capture your moments live, in professional quality still photos or in video. Contact us for more information.
This Olympic Peninsula Travel Guide Can Also Help!
Check out our Beautiful Olympic Peninsula Travel Guide, and bring a copy with you when you come visit! (Available in both paperback and Kindle)
This travel guide takes all the info on this website, plus much, much more, and keeps it at your fingertips, especially in our remote areas where wifi signals are not always reliable. It will keep you on track and missing out on nothing.
Relish the journey!
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A Few Photos of Port Angeles and Surrounding Areas
Which of these scenes interests you most?
Getting to Third Beach in the Olympic National Park stretch of Washington's rugged coast requires a hike of about a mile and a half (3.3 km).