“Our family vacation here was fun and comfortable. Johanna and Tim have a lovely, well stocked and furnished home with every convenience imaginable. We would love to come back. ”
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Where is it?
“The Painted Lady” is nestled in a quiet, older residential neighborhood just a few minutes from the Historic waterfront pier. Stroll two blocks from home where you will find scrumptious restaurants, an expresso coffee shop, store, deli, gas station and kid-friendly park. Adventure to the nearby Discovery Trail at Hollywood Beach or shop at the Downtown Farmer's Market. The “Victorian Retreat” is ideally situated to enjoy all the Olympic Peninsula has to offer from hiking in the Olympic National Park to experiencing Art, Lavender Festivals and Sporting Events. Stroll two blocks to fine world class restaurants and parks, grocery store and gas station.
Stroll two blocks from home where you will find scrumptious fine restaurants, an expresso coffee shop and small grocery store or adventure to the nearby Discovery Trails, Hollywood Beach or Downtown Farmer's Market for wine and local brew tasting.
One mile away in Downtown Port Angeles find unique shopping and a tremendous variety of restaurants. Specialty shops can be found for kayaking, hiking, camping, biking, fishing, scuba diving, skateboarding etc.
Year round arts and entertainment venues include extreme sports, marathons, vibrant art scenes, concerts, musicals, Farmers Market, Wine Tasting, Lavender Festivals and much more. In the winter months enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and snowboarding. Fishing, Halibut, Crabbing, Fly Fishing, and Tours.
Bring along your passport and catch the ferry from Port Angeles to Canada's beautiful Vancouver Island and the city of Victoria. Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, offers an English setting to the Pacific Northwest, and many interesting things to do. The walk-on ferry ride is inexpensive, offers amazing scenery, and the ferry docks right in downtown Victoria.
Close to Port Angeles is the small farming town of Sequim. There you can see an exotic animal preserve, the mammoth museum, a great lighthouse and maybe even a herd of majestic elk.
The downtown Port Angeles waterfront is ideal for walking. There are guided tours of historical underground Port Angeles and colorful murals depicting local lore. Take time to enjoy Art on the Town, which features over 38 outdoor sculptures, plus the Avenue of the People, a permanent outdoor art display of ordinary people doing ordinary things. There are plenty of cafés, restaurants, galleries, gift shops, independent bookstores and antique malls. Downtown offers the best access for the Olympic Discovery Trail, a well-maintained 28-mile trail winding along the waterfront and through rural farmland that connects Port Angeles and Sequim. It's ideal for a family bike outing, leisurely stroll, wildlife viewing and a scenic jog.
The City Pier, in the heart of downtown Port Angeles, offers magnificent views of the ships that use the deep water harbor, the snowcapped Olympic Mountains and Victoria. The City Pier and downtown host a variety of events including weekly farmers' markets, summer outdoor concerts, the famous Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival, etc. The City Pier is also home to the Fiero Marine Life Center, a marine exhibit facility devoted to protecting marine resources. Adjacent to City Pier is the Olympic Coast Discovery Center. Learn about the ocean and underwater landscape, maritime history, marine wildlife, habitats and traditional local cultures. Be sure to take in the lavender festival in July, the logging community of Forks (setting of the famous Twilight series), and the nearby Native American villages, to name just a few of the additional attractions in this area.
Port Angeles offers easy access to Hurricane Ridge, the most popular attraction of Olympic National Park. Everyone loves the Olympic National Park. Don't miss at least 1 trip to the park. Twenty minutes up the mountain from Port Angeles takes you to spectacular views or drive 30 minutes west to the deep and cold Lake Crescent providing great roadside views, waterfalls, short and long hikes and tasty meals at the lodge. Solduc Hot Springs with its several large hot tubs and swimming pool. Marymere Falls and Hoh rainforest are must sees.
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