Visit Port Angeles | Things To Do | The Olympic Peninsula, WA

Port Angeles & Lake Crescent

Outdoorsy. Adventurous. A food and libation paradise. Find yourself where snowcapped mountains meet the sea.

Strolling the Waterfront Promenade in Port Angeles, WA

Strolling the Waterfront Promenade

Perched on the northern shore of the Olympic Peninsula between mountains and sea, Port Angeles is the ultimate basecamp. At your doorstep a million acres of Olympic National Park await including one of its most popular destinations—Hurricane Ridge.

Enjoy the wonder of nearby Lake Crescent, a glacially carved lake with clear-water views to almost 60 feet. Dip your paddle in turquoise-hued alpine waters or rushing rivers. Bike, hike and run through old-growth forests, or cast a line for wild salmon.

The adventure doesn’t stop there. Experience a hip and historic city Outside Magazine calls one of the best spots to live in the U.S. Stroll, shop and discover local art and music, fresh-from-the sea cuisine, and regional craft beer and wine. Those with a curious spirit will enjoy the Underground Tour. Downtown Port Angeles is also your connection to the 28-mile Olympic Discovery Trail, perfect for a long-distance ride or run or leisurely family outing.

Map of Olympic Peninsula Destination Area


  • Dolphin and whale watching

  • Feiro Marine Life Center

  • Marymere Falls

  • Port Angeles Fine Art Center and Webster’s Woods Art Park

  • Spruce Railroad Trail

  • Museum at the Carnegie



  • Juan de Fuca Arts Festival: May

  • Port Angeles Maritime Festival: June

  • Ride the Hurricane: August

  • Arts & Draughts Beer & Wine Festival: September

  • Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival: October

Stories FROM Port Angeles & Lake Crescent

Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula

Ediz Hook—Views that stretch from peaks to city to sea

September 5, 2018

A bike, hike or walk along Ediz Hook in Port Angeles will lead you to one of the best views in the region. Under clear or cloudy skies, you’ll see the Olympic Mountains jut sky-high above the city and pop against …

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Summertide Solstice Art Festival

Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Petals & Pathways Home Garden Tour

Jun 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Concerts on the Pier

Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Concerts on the Pier

Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Port Angeles Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks

Jul 4 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Concerts on the Pier

Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm