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Location: Seattle

Day 1 - 1 Apr 2019

Bainbridge Island

Seattle, Bainbridge Island
Seattle, Bainbridge Island
Seattle, Bainbridge Island
Seattle, Bainbridge Island

Content: We started by leaving Seattle aboard a Washington State Ferry bound for Bremerton. This ride takes about an hour. The ferry is the faster, and more exciting route, but it does cost $28.60 per standard car, as well as $8.50 per person.

Location: Bainbridge Island

Day 1 - 1 Apr 2019

Port Townsend

Bainbridge Island, Port Townsend
Bainbridge Island, Port Townsend
Bainbridge Island, Port Townsend

Content: From Bainbridge Island, head north to the charming Victorian sea port of Port Townsend, where you can stroll the shops lining the main street. This quaint harbor town’s Victorian homes and architecture signify the wealth that once flooded into the port as goods and timber in the early 1900s.

Location: Port Townsend

Day 1 - 1 Apr 2019

Port Townsend Marine Science Center

Port Townsend, Port Townsend Marine Science Center
Port Townsend, Port Townsend Marine Science Center
Port Townsend, Port Townsend Marine Science Center
Port Townsend, Port Townsend Marine Science Center

Content: Here we learned about and touch the organisms that live in the waters off the Olympic Peninsula. Entry fees is $5.

Doc's Marina Grill

Port Townsend, Doc's Marina Grill

Content: Salads are awesome. Fresh and presentation was top notch! Also had the prawns basket. The coleslaw was dressed nicely and not too sweet. Going back for the rest of the menu soon. Outside seating available.

Port Townsend Inn

Port Townsend, Port Townsend Inn

Content: The price was right and the hotel employees were very kind. The rooms were ok but a bit dirty. Nobody really cared for the beds. But the overall experience was good. They also take pets which is a plus.

Location: Port Townsend

Day 2 - 2 Apr 2019

Port Angeles

Port Townsend, Port Angeles
Port Townsend, Port Angeles
Port Townsend, Port Angeles

Content: A bit further along 101, as we continued moving counterclockwise around the northeast corner of the peninsula, we reached Port Angeles. Distance is 47 miles and time taken is 1 hour.

Location: Port Angeles

Day 2 - 2 Apr 2019

Olympic National Park

Port Angeles, Olympic National Park
Port Angeles, Olympic National Park
Port Angeles, Olympic National Park

Content: From Port Angeles, head west on Highway 101 for your first taste of Olympic National Park’s beauty. Distance is 82 miles and time taken is 2 hour.

Location: Olympic National Park

Day 2 - 2 Apr 2019

Lake Crescent

Olympic National Park, Lake Crescent
Olympic National Park, Lake Crescent
Olympic National Park, Lake Crescent

Content: Stay on Highway 101, you'll soon be along the shores of Lake Crescent, "the most beautiful lake in the United States," boasts one local. Each bend opens another vista more transcendent than the last. The road traces the southern shore of the lake, dipping inside the park boundary.

Lake Crescent Lodge

Olympic National Park, Lake Crescent Lodge
Olympic National Park, Lake Crescent Lodge
Olympic National Park, Lake Crescent Lodge
Olympic National Park, Lake Crescent Lodge

Content: We booked a room at the charming Lake Crescent Lodge to experience all of the lake’s many angles. Make sure to order a drink at the bar and enjoy the lodge’s sun room, or Adirondack chairs, right on the lake’s shore.

Neah Bay

Olympic National Park, Neah Bay
Olympic National Park, Neah Bay
Olympic National Park, Neah Bay
Olympic National Park, Neah Bay

Content: Take Highway 112, you'll end up at Neah Bay, the westernmost point reachable by car in Washington state. Here the Makah Indian tribe has a cultural center and gift shop. And you can camp, hike, or fish in the vicinity.

Lake Crescent Lodge Dining Room

Olympic National Park, Lake Crescent Lodge Dining Room

Content: The decor is outdoorsy and cozy. We had the salmon skewers and clam chowder: way over priced, put together well, not great tasting. The view of the lake was great however you do see all of the campers between the lake and the lodge.

Location: Olympic National Park

Day 3 - 3 Apr 2019

Lake Quinault

Olympic National Park, Lake Quinault
Olympic National Park, Lake Quinault
Olympic National Park, Lake Quinault

Content: The south shore of Lake Quinault hosts a beautiful resort with a beach, heated pool and high-end restaurant. It's the launching spot for water sports such as kayaking, canoeing and standup paddle boarding.

Location: Lake Quinault

Day 3 - 3 Apr 2019

Hoh Rain Forest

Lake Quinault, Hoh Rain Forest
Lake Quinault, Hoh Rain Forest
Lake Quinault, Hoh Rain Forest

Content: One of the real highlights of the drive is a hike in the Hoh Rain Forest in the heart of the national park. Here Sitka spruce and western hemlock reach heights of up to 300 feet (91 meters), the moss-covered giants thriving on some 150 inches (381 centimeters) of rainfall a year.

Quinault Rain Forest

Lake Quinault, Quinault Rain Forest
Lake Quinault, Quinault Rain Forest
Lake Quinault, Quinault Rain Forest
Lake Quinault, Quinault Rain Forest

Content: As wonderful as the Hoh is, some locals prefer the Quinault Rain Forest, which is further south along the loop. "In the summer it sees fewer tourists," says one. Enjoy a lake, river, and hiking trails. Drive the 30-mile loop around Lake Quinault for great views of forests and mountains.

Lake Quinault Lodge

Lake Quinault, Lake Quinault Lodge
Lake Quinault, Lake Quinault Lodge
Lake Quinault, Lake Quinault Lodge
Lake Quinault, Lake Quinault Lodge
Lake Quinault, Lake Quinault Lodge

Content: The lodge was amazing and rustic it was very fun to stay in such a historic place. The trails around the lodge were fun as well. My only issues I had was that there was not a lot of wifi however being in a remote place that is very reasonable.

Lake Quinault Lodge

Lake Quinault, Lake Quinault Lodge
Lake Quinault, Lake Quinault Lodge

Content: It's a great place to get away and unwind. Beautiful setting, trails, and a friendly staff. Their restaurant food is very, very tasty as well.

Location: Lake Quinault

Day 4 - 4 Apr 2019

Forks

Lake Quinault , Forks

Content: Back on 101, heading south, you're soon in the logging town of Forks. Distance is 68 miles and time taken is 1.5 hours.

Location: Forks

Day 4 - 4 Apr 2019

Forks Timber Museum

Forks, Forks Timber Museum
Forks, Forks Timber Museum
Forks, Forks Timber Museum

Content: Forks Timber Museum, built by the town's high schoolers back in 1990 as an homage to the local timber industry. The museum has displays of equipment and artifacts dating back to the 1870s.

Aberdeen

Forks, Aberdeen

Content: If you’re a Nirvana fan, you’ll want to make a stop in Aberdeen, Wash. Home to Kurt Cobain in his youth, the town still holds many memories of the late singer. Distance is 107 miles and time taken is 2 hours.

Location: Aberdeen

Day 4 - 4 Apr 2019

Aberdeen Museum

Aberdeen, Aberdeen Museum
Aberdeen, Aberdeen Museum

Content: The Aberdeen Museum of History has a walking tour, which will take you to Cobain’s childhood home, the memorial park established in his honor and other important locations from his youth.

Seattle

Aberdeen, Seattle
Aberdeen, Seattle
Aberdeen, Seattle

Content: After completing walking tour of Aberdeen Museum we went back to Seattle to end our road trip. It’s a 109-mile 3-hour drive back to Seattle.