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Family Getaway to Port Angeles

Embark on a family adventure to Port Angeles, Washington, where unforgettable experiences await! Nestled between the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, this charming coastal town offers something for everyone. Explore the wonders of Olympic National Park, from lush rain forests to scenic mountain vistas. Discover the rich marine life along the coastline, go hiking, biking, or kayaking, and immerse yourselves in the beauty of nature. With family-friendly attractions, delicious local cuisine, and welcoming hospitality, Port Angeles is the perfect destination for your next family vacation. Create lifelong memories and moments of joy in this Pacific Northwest paradise.

Things To Do Around Port Angeles

Whale Watching
Lefties Baseball Games

Ediz Hook Spit – On one side you will find a calm harbor, views of Port Angeles and Olympic mountain range. On the other, you have the crashing waves of Strait of Juan de Fuca and views of Victoria B.C, Canada. There are beaches on both sides, but the beach on the clam harbor side will feel safer for kids.

Quinn Redlin-Kintner Memorial Park – This park in Port Angeles downtown has good play structure and amazing views of Mt.Angeles and the Olympic mountain range.

Feiro Marine Life Center - This little marine life aquarium in downtown Port Angeles lets you look and touch local sea life. All of the marine life is from the Strait of Juan de Fuca, you can also meet their resident Octopus!

Puget Sound Express Whale Watching - One of the best things to do as a family on the Olympic Peninsula is go whale watching. The Salish Sea is home to an astonishing variety of whales, including orcas, humpbacks, gray whales, and minke whales.


Blackball Ferry - Take the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, BC. Once in Victoria, immerse yourself in the city's charming ambiance and explore its rich cultural heritage.

Lefties Baseball -  The Lefties are part of the West Coast League which is a summer wooden bat league for college-eligible student-athletes. Games are played June through August at Civic Field (only 1 mile from our hotel).

Things To Do Near Port Angeles

Hurricane Ridge
Victoria, BC
lavender field in Sequim WA

Lake Crescent – Located in Olympic National Park and about a 30 mins drive from Port Angeles, Lake Crescent is a glacially carved lake known for its clear deep blue waters.

Marymere Falls Hike – This is a 2 mile roundtrip, 305 elevation gain kid-friendly hike near Port Angeles that starts from Lake Crescent Lodge area. This trail can also be considered stroller-friendly, until you get close to waterfalls where you can carry your kid or make them walk.

Hurricane Ridge – If you want to be surrounded by mountains of Olympic National Park all around you, then Hurricane Ridge is your destination. Think of it as a scenic spot at 5,000ft of elevation accessible after 30 mins drive (18 miles) south of Port Angeles.

Lavender Farm – There are a bunch of lavender farms in Sequim-Dungeness valley that make for a good family outing.

You can walk in the fields to pick flowers, buy lavender oriented merchandise such as essential oils and bath products, and have kids meet some farm animals such as goats and chickens. Peak bloom season is in the summer from late June through August.

Olympic Game Farm – This is a drive-through farm that allows visitors to see many wild animals up, close and personal. You can feed animals such as deer, bison, elk, llama, zebra, emu from your car as you drive through the game preserve.

And view animals such as bear, lion, tiger, bald eagles, peacocks, wolves from a distance.

Perks of Staying at Red Lion Port Angeles Harbor

red lion port angeles outdoor pool
Family bunk suite
red lion port angeles waterfront view

Hollywood Beach - From your hotel room you are able to romp and roam at Hollywood Beach in the sand, swing from the playground equipment, and even climb an artsy Octopus.

The Olympic Discovery Trail - This paved trail runs right in front of the our hotel and continues along the downtown Port Angeles waterfront all the way out to Ediz Hook, a scenic sandspit with some of the best views of the City, Victoria, B.C. and the Olympic mountains.

Waterfront Family Suite -Our Family Suite is a harbor view room with balcony with outstanding views of the Straits of Juan De Fuca. Plus, with ample space for the whole family to unwind, you can enjoy quality time together without feeling cramped or crowded. If the family suite is booked, don't worry we have tons of newly renovated rooms that are also waterfront!

Seasonal Pool + Hot Tub - Our seasonal pool and hot tub open up after Memorial Day (weather permitting). Take a refreshing dip in the pool, perfect for cooling off on warm days and enjoying some family fun in the sun. You can bask in the beauty of the outdoors while indulging in a moment of tranquility and relaxation.

Pet Friendly - We welcome pets with open arms, ensuring that every member of your family can join in on the adventure. There are plenty of pet-friendly parks, trails, or dining establishments nearby, you'll find a variety of options that cater to both you and your beloved pets.

Onsite Dining - Indulge in the convenience and deliciousness of onsite dining at 48° North Restaurant + Bar. With a diverse menu featuring something for everyone, from mouthwatering entrees to kid-friendly options, there's no need to venture far for a satisfying meal. 

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