Port Angeles calls itself "the center of it all for the Olympic Penisula." It's the place to start a day trip to Hurricane Ridge or explore the Olympic National Park...the place to start for kayaking, for biking, for hiking, for shopping or for relaxing. You can catch a ferry to Victoria, a trip to the Pacific beaches or a trip to the lavender fields of neighboring Sequim.
Port Angeles has a rich heritage, politically, militarily and economically. President Abraham Lincoln ordered a reservation of land here in 1862 for a lighthouse and military use. Later Port Angeles became a townsite reserve, and by Congressional act in March, 1863, Port Angeles was designated as America's Second National City, the alternative capital of the United States.
The sidewalks of downtown Port Angeles offer amazing views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Olympic National Park from anywhere in town. It is surrounded by miles of beautiful coastline, beaches and pristine forests. As you visit downtown enjoy the spectacular scenery, friendly people, delightful shops and wonderful restaurants.
Victoria, British Columbia. It doesn’t exactly inspire quivers down the spine as a vacation destination, does it? Sometimes, though, the unheralded places are the best. You might arrive exp…