Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Neah Bay

Makah Museum

Hosted by the Makah Indian Reservation, this museum displays artifacts from one of North America's most significant archaeological finds and is reason enough to visit the town. Exposed by tidal erosion in 1970, the …
Top Choice Viewpoint in Neah Bay

Cape Flattery

The dramatic promontory known as Cape Flattery is the most northwesterly point in the lower 48 states. From the four observation points atop the wild, wind-buffeted cape, cliffs fall 60ft to the raging Pacific and s…
Top Choice French in Port Townsend

Sweet Laurette Cafe & Bistro

This French shabby-chic cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in the bistro and delicious coffee and pastries between mealtimes. The food is made with sustainable and mostly local ingredients – try a breakfast cro…
Top Choice American in Port Angeles

Next Door Gastropub

Arguably the best place to eat on the peninsula and definitely serving the best burger (go for the Mrs Newton with bacon, fig jam and Brie), this small, lively pub is no secret, so expect to wait a looong time for a…
Top Choice American in Ruby Beach to South Beach

Creekside Restaurant

With a view over the wild Pacific Ocean and the friendliest service imaginable, this place is worth the out-of-the-way drive. Order perfectly crafted pancakes, omelets and healthy smoothies at breakfast (mains from …
National Park in Olympic Peninsula

Olympic National Park

Declared a national monument in 1909 and a national park in 1938, the 1406-sq-mile Olympic National Park shelters one of the world's few temperate rain forests and a 57-mile strip of Pacific coastal wilderness that …
Italian in Port Angeles

Bella Italia

Bella Italia has been around a lot longer than Bella, the heroine of the Twilight saga, but its mention in the book as the site of Bella and Edward's first date has turned what was already a popular restaurant into …
Cultural in Port Townsend

Victorian Days

This unique festival offers an array of exhibits, walking tours and craft workshops. Horses and carriages are dusted off, refined manners are polished and half the town dons asphyxiating corsets or austere waistcoat…
Historic Site in Ozette

Wedding Rocks

The most significant group of petroglyphs on the Olympic Peninsula.
Lake in Western Entrances

Lake Quinault

The enchanting Quinault River Valley is one of the park's least crowded corners. Clustered around the deep-blue glacial waters of Lake Quinault lie forested peaks, a historic lodge and some of the oldest (and talles…