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Olympic National Park Area HotelsFrom rugged coastlines to glacial mountains, the Olympic National Park manages to combine several kinds of terrain in one breathtaking park area. Made up of 4 distinct regions, you can choose to hike through lush green rainforest, climb mountains covered in wildflowers, or explore long stretches of sandy coastline. The park’s numbers are strictly controlled to ensure you can enjoy a peaceful experience away from the crowds, and can take your time exploring. Things to seeHurricane Ridge stands proudly over the park, with dramatic glacial peaks tinged with snow and covered in rare wildflowers. The area has both driving and hiking trails, so you can find a route to suit your abilities. There are different activities based on the weather, with the heavy snow bringing cross country skiers and snowshoe walkers to the area. See Ruby Beach at sunset and you’ll understand where it gets its name from. The rugged coastline is bathed in a warm red glow as the sun goes down, and there are plenty of places where you can enjoy the view and take some photographs. The Olympic National Forest trail takes you around the calm Lake Crescent, through dense green rainforest areas where you can spot waterfalls, creeks, and tropical flowers. The Sol Duc Hot Springs are a popular spot for tourists, with wild hot springs, as well as pools fed by the warm water where you can take a dip while enjoying the rolling green hills in the distance. Hotels in
Olympic National Park AreaIf you decide to travel in Olympic National Park Area, you’ll no doubt want to stay as close to the park as possible, and there are plenty of hotels close to various entrances. You’ll find that most hotels in Olympic National Park Area are 2 or 3 star, with many major chains in the area offering clean and comfortable rooms at low prices. You’ll find useful features such as free WiFi, business centers, complimentary breakfasts, daily newspapers, and guest parking. There are also plenty of amenities in guestrooms to keep you comfortable, and these can include coffee makers, hair dryers, cable television, microwaves, and refrigerators. Where to stayThe park has 4 rather distinct regions, and most people choose where to stay based on the activities they enjoy. The Pacific coastline is popular with those who enjoy challenging hikes along rugged beaches, and there are also opportunities for watersports and swimming. In the winter, the alpine areas are popular with cross country skiers, although the mountains are also worth a visit in the springtime when you’ll see flowers in bloom and baby deer grazing close to the trails. The rainforest consists of 2 different areas, with warmer, more humid and exotic rainforests to the west, and drier areas to the east of the park. How to get to Olympic National Park AreaSeattle–Tacoma International Airport has flights arriving from across the USA and Europe, and from here you can pick up a rental car and drive to the park, with the drive to Hurricane Ridge taking about 3.5 hours. William R. Fairchild International Airport is just north of the park in Port Angeles, although there are only smaller, regional flights available, and from here it’s only about an hour’s drive to the park. Visitors from Canada often find it easiest to arrive by ferry, with the journey from Victoria in British Columbia to Port Angeles taking 90 minutes, and space for cars available.