Scenery and history converge on the north coast of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Pack your camera–the route is bursting with maritime heritage, military history and an abundance of wildlife.

The seaside city of Port Angeles has good bakeries and restaurants, walking piers, and a car ferry that can take you to across the Straight of Juan de Fuca to Victoria. Port Angeles is the gateway to Olympic National Park’s Hurricane Ridge area, with several trailheads for popular hikes through open wildflower meadows. A cool urban art park in the city to explore is Webster’s Woods.

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