Summer & Fall
With easy access from Seattle, Portland and Victoria B.C., there’s a reason crowds flock to the Olympic Peninsula during summer and fall months. Beautiful weather means prime conditions for touring the region and partaking in nearly every outdoor activity imaginable—biking, hiking, climbing, camping, water sports and more. Toss in popular festivals and events and excellent wildlife viewing on land and water, and things are hopping during fair-weather months. Plan accordingly.
- Lodging fills up fast for the summer, so make reservations well in advance, especially if you’re planning to visit some of the more iconic Olympic Peninsula destinations. Be sure to check out alternative accommodations, including Airbnb, VRBO and other property-rental services. You’re sure to discover some one-of-a-kind spots, including waterside retreats, cozy cabins and yurts.
- RVing and camping are wildly popular pastimes on the peninsula, and a great way to connect with the area’s great outdoors and natural beauty. There’s always a place to pitch your tent or park your rig, but spaces fill up quickly, especially during warm-weather months. When possible, reserve in advance. All campsites within Olympic National Park (with the exception of Kalaoloch and Sol Duc) are on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’re looking for a backcountry experience, be aware that permits are required for all overnight stays in the park’s wilderness areas. Check out lodging listings for campgrounds and RV parks.