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Best things to do in Port Angeles

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Natural Feature
“Take the 17-mile drive up to Hurricane Ridge, on a clear day you will enjoy spectacular views of the mountains as well as the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Visitor Center up at the Ridge has a 3-D model of the Olympic mountains, views of Mt. Olympus and other mountains, public restrooms, and a snack bar/gift shop. From the Visitor Center, you can walk the easy paved trail towards Hurricane Hill and enjoy a picnic at one of the tables nestled in the trees. HIkers can try the Klahane Ridge Trail (3.8 mi one way) or hike to the summit of Hurricane Hill (1.6 mi each way). Snowshoers and skiers can access these trails in the wintertime. ”
47 locals recommend
National Park
“A spectacular spot with incredible views of the Olympic mountains. Hiking trails, presentations, and a snack bar are available for visitors.”
29 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“If you're thirsty and you're in the mood for pub grub, this is the best place to go on the Olympic Peninsula. The food is excellent and they have several rotating taps offering craft beers, ales, and hard ciders from all around the Pacific Northwest. They are open late, but expect a wait. The wait is worth it.”
47 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Located on Highway 101 just west of the Dungeness River bridge. Organic fruits and vegetables, Othello raised hormone and anti-biotic free beef. ”
30 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Heath nuts dream store. Our daughter Shana runs the spirits. So of course we added this. Also has a deli. ”
26 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The best Thai restaurant on the Olympic Peninsula. Great atmosphere, responsive service, and delectable Thai dishes.”
26 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“We highly recommend that you start your ONP visit at the Visitors Center on Mount Angeles Road, just south of Park Avenue. The rangers can provide an overview of the Park, as well as current information on road and trail conditions, and tides. The wta.org website is a great place to check out hiking trails in and around ONP. ”
12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Michael is a fantastic chef and is always creating new dishes featuring local northwest fare. ”
20 locals recommend
Food
“Visit a winery, wine tasting, cheeses and more. A great option for a rainy day too! ”
10 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“I grew up on the Olympic Peninsula and have traveled a fair amount around the world yet this rainforest holds a special place in my memories. It is profound in its majestic rainforest experience. This is a healthy drive from Seattle and you may want to plan an overnight or if camping is an option and is available. I can recommend amazing day hikes, meanderings or epic adventures.”
12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“If you are into the Twilight series, pasta dishes, or locally sourced seafood, this is your kind of place. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is cozy.”
15 locals recommend
Bar
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“A cozy, casual restaurant offering great, locally sourced seafood dishes. If you love oysters, this is the place to get them.”
21 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Grocery Store / food market (closest Safeway for our Cozy Nautical Cottage and A Creek Runs Through (Valley St) It vacation rentals”
11 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Highly recommend hopping the ferry by foot or car for about 1 1/2 hour ride to Victoria BC to spend the day exploring. ”
17 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The best restaurant for breakfast in Port Angeles. Great food and coffee. The baked goods that come with a full breakfast are amazing.”
15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food! Quaint little house with big flavor from steaks to seafood to pizza! It is a great little place and everyone is very friendly!”
15 locals recommend