PORT ANGELES
DISTANCE TO OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK7 MILES
AVERAGE HIGH TEMP IN JANUARY46 DEGREES
AVERAGE HIGH TEMP IN AUGUST69 DEGREES
Port Angeles is on the Puget Sound, just north of Olympic National Park, and the city is known for being the place to stay when visiting the park. The city offers the water activities of whale-watching, boating, and fishing, while also access to incredible rainforests.

Fun Fact – NFL Great John Elway was born in Port Angeles.
  • OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

    Port Angeles serves as a perfect launching point for visitors looking to explore Olympic National Park. The park has a visitor center in Port Angeles. Olympic National Park is one of the most ecologically diverse national parks, with mountain peaks, old growth forests, and miles of coastline. The park is a quick 15-minute drive from Port Angeles.

  • HIKING

    In addition to the national park, Port Angeles has access to some breathtaking hiking. One of the most popular hikes is Marymere Falls, which is a walk through old growth forests to beautiful waterfalls.

  • FOOD AND DRINK

    Port Angeles caters to tourists, and this includes some notable restaurants and wineries. Visitors dine at seafood restaurants and farm-to-table bistros. Some of the better wineries include Harbinger and Camaraderie Cellars.

THE WEATHER
  • Port Angeles has incredibly steady temperatures throughout the year. The highs in July are only about 20 degrees warmer than the highs in January. Winter is the wet season, and it is quite rainy.

  • Late spring is a good time to visit for whale watching and wine launch parties. May is relatively warm and dry.

  • Summer is dry and warm (as warm as Port Angeles gets). Summers are peak tourism season for the park.

  • Early fall is nice, but November is the rainiest month of the year.