Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau Launches “Drive the Olympic Peninsula” Sweepstakes
Start your engines and ready your sense of wonder—the classic road trip is back. Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau (OPVB) has announced a new sweepstakes, “Drive the Olympic Peninsula.” The online contest (www.theroadtripisback.com), which began September 17 and runs through November 16, 2018, gives visitors the chance to win a camper van-cation for two.
Now through May is the best time to visit the Olympic Peninsula, after the summer rush. The sweepstakes encourages visitors to start planning their trip, with helpful and fun tools:
- One- to five-day road trip itineraries around the Olympic Peninsula
- A free travel planner
- Olympic Peninsula car bingo
- A searchable lodging directory
For those unfamiliar with the Olympic Peninsula, from Seattle, it’s all a stunning ferry ride away. Home to Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest, plus four temperate rain forests and 24 misty waterfalls; the longest natural sand spit in the U.S.; a 68-mile saltwater fjord; most northern point in the contiguous U.S.; and famous lakes, deep rivers and sandy beaches. No other road trip can keep up.
OPVB is asking road trippers to share their adventures on social media with #TheRoadTripIsBack.
Sweepstakes prize will sweep you off your feet
One winner will receive an Olympic Peninsula road trip package for two that includes round-trip airfare from the states of Arizona, Texas or California; a ferry ride; a four-night Vanagon rental; Overnight accommodations at four Olympic Peninsula hotels—with a one-night option to camp out; Olympic National Park annual pass; Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera and case; Limited edition Kalaloch Lodge Pendleton blanket; Hydro flasks and more! Visitors can enter to win on the Sweepstakes website. The winner will be announced November 21.
“Our goal is to increase visits to the Olympic Peninsula during our shoulder season, from October through May,” said Marsha Massey, OPVB executive director. The Road Trip is Back campaign and Drive the Olympic Peninsula Sweepstakes is made possible through a tourism marketing support grant awarded by the Port of Seattle to increase out-of-state visits. “Digital ads will target fly-in markets from Arizona, Texas and California.”
Other local tourism and hospitality businesses have donated to the sweepstakes. Peace Vans Rentals of Seattle is providing a Vanagon rental to help create the ultimate quintessential Washington road trip. This comes right after Peace Vans announced a new four-night rental option October through April.
“Colorful fall, peaceful winter, and refreshing spring are perfect times to experience the authentic Olympic Peninsula,” said Massey, “Come on out for a visit!”