April 21, 2008

Olympic Peninsula

Okay, so this is more of a plea for help then a date suggestion. We are going to the Olympic Peninsula with my parents at the end of May. However, I have never been and I don't know where to stay. (We will be there for two nights.) Does anyone have any suggestions on good places to stay and/or must sees while we are over there?

Thanks!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alderbrook resort and spa. A little pricey, but WONDERFUL!

Shauna said...

Never been there but i googled it and came up with Hoh Rainforest, Ruby Beach, Cape Flattery, hope that helped a little.

Misha said...

Definitely visit Crescent Lake, it's gorgeous! The rain forest is okay, I think it depends who you go with, what kind of mood you're in and what the weather is like. My other favorite besides Crescent lake was Ruby beach, it's a bit farther past the rain forest. Oh and you definitely need to see Hurricane Ridge, though we went in the summer time so maybe Spring time is different? The view was breathtaking! If you want any pictures of these places, I'd be happy to send them to you! And if you're wondering who in the world this is, I'm a friend of Shauna's and got this link a long time ago! I just happened to check out the site, I'm glad I did, hopefully this helps you out!

If you take the ferry in West Seattle across, it's really pretty and changes things up a bit with all of the driving! You can hit Hurricane Ridge first and then Crescent Lake. Depending on where you stay, I'd suggest the rain forest and Ruby beach afterwards. Crabbing season opens up in May and there are some good crabbing areas around there too! A fun thing especially for any kids and guests!

We had so much fun, I hope your trip is too!--If you're a fan of Twilight, you'll be driving through Forks on your way to the rain forest. If you stop at the information center, they'll take your picture just for being a fan of Stephanie Meyer and post it on their Forks website!

two forks said...

we stayed at a b&b for our mini honeymoon in port angeles. it was great. but i think it's pricey... www.colettes.com

Roni said...

Thanks for the help! This gave us a good start.

Rebekah and Scott said...

We stayed at Forks last June at a mediocre hotel but it was half-way between the Hoh Rain Forest and Rialto Beach, both of which we loved. We did find a restaurant in Forks that we liked however: The In Place. The food is ok but the owner and ambiance are classic small-town. It's right on Forks Avenue; you can't miss it.