Things to Do in Port Angeles
Get to Know Our Beautiful Area
Enjoy our charming and convenient hotel in Port Angeles, WA during your stay in our Pacific Northwestern paradise. We’re just minutes from all the best of the area — like beautiful golf courses, gorgeous green parks, shopping, dining, and other attractions. Get into the swing of things at Peninsula Golf Club, or explore the ecosystem of the ocean at Fiero Marine Life Center. Hike the nature trails in Olympic National Park, and take in jaw-dropping views from Hurricane Ridge. Hop aboard a whale-watching tour, and cruise through waters known to be home to orcas, gray whales and more. Or just stroll through the streets of the quaint downtown area to take in the sights, sample some homegrown delicacies at our local restaurants, or window-shop for souvenirs.
Port Angeles is located just a quick day trip northwest of the Seattle metro, and a short ferry ride from Victoria, British Columbia. The area is served by William R. Fairchild International Airport (CLM), and countless water charters. Experience the best of the northwest with us.
Port Angeles Highlights
Shopping and Dining
Port Angeles’ downtown is brimming with joys to discover. From one-of-a-kind boutiques, bookstores and gift shops, to high-end fashion, souvenirs, sporting goods and gifts. And since all that treasure-hunting can really perk up your appetite, you’ll also discover no end of ways to fuel your exploration. Whether you’re in the mood for a French bistro-style experience, Japanese sushi and hibachi, authentic Mexican, or a good old-fashioned gastropub, you’ll find it here.
Arts and Culture
Port Angeles’ sublime serenity and unspoiled beauty have long inspired artists to express themselves through pieces reflective of the area’s evocative nature. We have far more than our fair share of art galleries, public works, art parks and museums as a result. And since the Olympic Peninsula is also particularly rich in First Nations history, you’ll have near-endless opportunities to take in incomparable native art, dance, and culture. Still not satisfied? Hop onto one of Port Angeles’ historic tours, take in a performance at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, or enjoy the Port Angeles Symphony.
Port Angeles is a city that exists in harmony with its unspoiled surrounding. With no fewer than 45 city parks offering leisure, hiking, and even fishing opportunities, you’re never far from R&R. Nearby Olympic National Park — the northwest’s only World Heritage Site — allows nature lovers to experience no end of adventure within its nearly one million acres of pristine, untouched wilderness. Expect lush vegetation, waterfalls, and even an accessible hot spring.
Explore the captivating beauty of the Strait of Juan De Fuca through captained charter experiences with the Community Boating Program. With a knowledgeable and skilled captain at the helm, you'll embark on a personalized adventure through the pristine waters of the Pacific Northwest. Skippered charter experiences are available for up to 4 passengers between 2 - 4 hours. For more information or to book your experience, please visit their website: www.communityboatingprogram.org
This winter season, Olympic Hiking Co. will provide its Hurricane Ridge Guided Snowshoe Tours on Saturdays from January 7 – March 25, 2023. Starting at $115 per person, this tour includes snowshoe and trekking pole rentals, roundtrip shuttle transportation from Downtown Port Angeles, and a winter hiking guide leading the trip. This guided tour is a great option for beginners looking to learn the basics of snowshoeing or for more experienced snowshoers wanting to experience one of the best snowshoe trails in Olympic National Park. Groups are limited to 10 participants so advanced reservations are recommended. Snoeshoe tours can be booked online.
Golf and Outdoor Sports
Hiking, biking, backpacking and boating enthusiasts will find themselves spoiled for choice when visiting Port Angeles. Feel like dropping your hook in our rich northern waters for your next trophy? We’re also an anglers’ paradise, with lakes, ponds and fishing charters always accessible. And if you’re the type to pack your clubs when you travel, Peninsula Golf club is the area’s premier course, affording all levels of player challenging holes, and awe-inspiring views.