A Staycation to the Olympic Peninsula

Why not break your vacation time up into short staycations this year and escape to a rural oasis where you can relax? Hiking, cycling or kayaking up on the Olympic Peninsula are great ways to take a break from the city routine and traffic congestion of the greater Seattle I-5 Corridor.

The Olympic National Park has almost a million acres to explore. Hurricane Ridge, the park’s gateway, is the perfect place to begin. Hike in the Hoh Rain Forest, along Lake Crescent or go biking on the Olympic Discovery Trail. Cape Flattery, Forks and Ruby Beach are further up the road.

Shop at quaint shops in charming Sequim, famous for lavender, or go beach combing out to the New Dungeness Lighthouse. Take in Port Townsend with all its seaside Victorian charm.

Hop on the Port Angeles ferry for a day trip to Victoria and the world-renowned Butchart Gardens.

You name it…it’s up here! With the Olympic Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, you’ll find a wonderful place to relax, rejuvenate and make memories.

And by the way if you want to stay over, check out George Washington Inn, oceanfront accommodations found between Sequim and Port Angeles.

The Strait of Juan de Fuca from George Washington Inn

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One thought on “A Staycation to the Olympic Peninsula

  1. Hi! Nice article! Any way to get to Port Townsend area from Seattle without having to drive? I’m not having any luck figuring that out yet! Thanks!

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