Afternoon in Port Angeles

Posted on October 10, 2013 by Max in USA, Washington

Port Angeles is a small city on the northern side of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. It might actually be the largest city on the Olympic Peninsula, I’m not sure. I had not been there since I was little, when my family went on a road trip around the Olympic Peninsula, and I had forgotten all about the city. One sunny afternoon, I decided to go refresh my memory.

Date: August 2013
Location: Port Angeles, WA

Port Angeles is not much of a tourist destination, as most of the visitors in the area are going around the Olympic Peninsula or going to the famous Olympic National Park. Even so, the small city has a historic downtown by the ocean and various local art in the streets. The atmosphere of this small city was a nice change of pace for me. While I arrived too late to visit some of the local shops, I still had a relaxing afternoon walking around and seeing the many street art and old buildings in downtown. I especially liked the sand sculptures that were being displayed on the beach. They were very detailed and well-built. I wondered how long those sculptures had been on there, since none of them seemed damaged despite being in a windy spot.

I also got to eat some tasty seafood before I left the city.

I think it is worth stopping by Port Angeles on the way to the Olympic National Park or while going around the Olympic Peninsula, which is a beautiful drive if I remember correctly. There is just enough to do and see in the downtown area for a few hours, but probably no longer than that. I don’t think the sand sculptures would be there all year, but it is still nice walking around downtown and eating the seafood there.

One Comment

  1. oh ya! great seafood. that’s the only thing I remember about Port Angeles. I think all we did was eating the giant crabs, and nothing else. I like the sand sculptures too. Maybe they sprayed something on the sculptures to keep them in shape?


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