What to do in POrt Angeles Washington?-10 Fun Things To Do in Port Angeles

We know a lot of our visitors stay in our neighboring town of Port Angeles when they come to visit the lavender farms.  We also spend a great deal of time in this beautiful city.  Below is a list of 10 great things to do while you are in town

By. Kristy Hilliker

1. Olympic National Park

You can’t come to the Peninsula without a visit to the Olympic National Park. The diversity of ecosystems and range in elevation and precipitation make for stunning scenery and an experience not to be missed.  A trip to the top of Hurricane Ridge takes about 30 minutes from Port Angeles.


2. Kayaking/Canoeing

Experience the Peninsula from the water (or a bicycle).  If you need equipment and experts check out Adventures Through Kayaking  or Sound Bikes and Kayaks .  At both places you will talk to knowledgeable and skilled guides to enhance your adventure.



3. Port Angeles City Pier & Feiro Marine Life Center

Home to many events and activities, including the Crab Festival, Summer music performances, a great sandy beach, a viewing tower, summer yoga sessions, access to the Olympic Discovery Trail , and awesome touch tanks at the Marine Life Center.  In addition you are walking distance to many shops and restaurants in the Port Angeles downtown area.


4. Port Angeles Fine Art Center and Art Park

Originally a private residence, the architecture itself is an attraction and the rotating exhibitions are always intriguing. The outdoor Art Park is like non other, with hidden treasures to explore and experience.


5. Downtown Port Angles

The Port Angeles downtown is quaint but filled with hidden gems!  Check out the Underground Tour ,  grab a bite to eat at Next Door Gastropub or New Day Eatery.  Grab beers to go from the most diverse beer selection in town at Angles Brewing Supplies. Work it all off at Avail Fit with exciting, fun and unique workout experiences. Explore two fantastic book stores at  Odyssey Book Shop and Port Book and News.  Wake up with coffee from Bada Coffee Bar. Visit our bustling  Farmers Market (Saturdays 10-2 ).  



6. Hiking

Experience Olympic, Elwha Dam, Madison Creek Falls, Marymere Falls.  

Learn from the professionals at Experience Olympic or explore on your own. Either way, you will see beauty.

With young children the Marymere Falls hike is perfect!  It is only a .8 mile hike from Storm King Ranger Station where there is plenty of parking to a beautiful waterfall. 



7. Dolphin & Whale Watching

Port Angeles Whale Watching Company Island Adventures (May-October)

The highest whale sighting success rate in the area. 4-5 hour tours


8. Black Ball Ferry to Victoria, Canada

Walk or drive on for a 90-minute ride on the Coho Ferry through the Strait of Juan de Fuca with stunning views of the Olympic Peninsula on your way to Victoria Canada.  


9. Wine Tasting

 Check out the following fantastic wineries and/or wine tasting experiences. Wine on the Waterfront  , Harbinger Winery  , Olympic Cellars Winery  , Hurricane Hills Winery, Camaraderie Cellars

While they may not grow the grapes, they sure know what to do with them! Plus most of the grapes come from Washington. Tasting rooms, events and very knowledgeable staff.


10. Salt Creek Recreation 

Less than 30 minutes from downtown Port Angles to experience tide pools, camping, hiking, picnic shelter, playground and beautiful scenery.  The Salt Creek Recreation area is worth the short drive out of town.