Expert Travel Advice to Olympic National Park

Top Answers To Olympic National Park Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    Two years ago, my husband and I planned a "scenic drive" through Olympic National Park - giving it a half-day in our plans. Upon arriving at the ranger station at Port Arthur, I was asked how long were we planning on staying with them! We were shocked! When I looked at my watch, saying, oh 3 hours or so as we're on our way to Portland ... we were in for an incredible surprise!!!!!!!! The ranger gave us the phone numbers of several lodges in the park; we ended up staying one night at the Quinault Lodge which we absolutely loved!! The history, the ambience ... the delicious food, and accommodations made it a "must do this again place"! It's a definite place we want to tell people about as well as bring our 14 yr. old grandson. The grounds of the Quinault lodge, the setting on a gorgeous lake, are ment for enjoyment, relaxation as well as exploring as families like to do.
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    Geoff answered:
    Do not forget everything the Northwest has to offer: the San Juans or Whidbey Island (breathtaking - great B&B's), Anacortes (the home for whale watching and guided kayak trips - if you can't make the San Juan Islands), at the Space Needle - see the new Chihuly Center; Tacoma - lots to do and close-up of Mount Rainier; Yakima Valley (wine tasting); White Pass or Chinook Pass (high in Alp-like Mountains); Mount Rainier National Park. That's just the tip of the iceberg. The reading was accurate -- there's so much to do, just in Seattle. Kayaking? On Lake Washington. See the Sound Experience (near the Space Needle). Ride the Duck (fun), Tour the Puget Sound - ride a ferry. You just can't go wrong: we are lucky to spend a lifetime in this area.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    I'd definitely suggest the Lake Quinault Lodge: it's history, ambience, and location is really convenient for seeing much of what Olympic Park has to offer. It is on the southern end of the park; the Hoh Rain Forest is nearby as is the coast. We stayed there two years ago and are returning this fall for an extended stay. We liked the accommodations; delicious food; history of the lodge; and the general ambience. It's located on a beautiful lake; hiking trails right there and if I remember correctly, canoes for use on the lake. The grounds are spacious, perfect for kids playing while parents relax.

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