• Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park

Type: Day Trips, Great Views, Outdoor Activities, Parks, Recreational Facilities, Reserves



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Olympic National Park provides Seattle visitors with a huge range of recreation options in a compact area. About an hour to an hour-and-a-half southwest of Seattle on Washington State's Olympic...  Read More


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  • Free Things to Do: "While camping within the National Park is a great option when the weather cooperates, consider pampering yourself afterwards farther down the coast at welcoming sites like Iron Springs Resort. While it is related to other marmots and groundhogs of North America, the Olympic marmot is unique, an endemic species found only in the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. The cute critters are hard to spot. For the best shot at seeing one, plan a hike into the park's high country on a nice day, and you might spy a marmot sunning near its burrow."
  • Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing, Parks, Beaches: "While it is related to other marmots and groundhogs of North America, the Olympic marmot is unique, an endemic species found only in the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. The cute critters are hard to spot. For the best shot at seeing one, plan a hike into the park's high country on a nice day, and you might spy a marmot sunning near its burrow."
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: Olympic National Park means breathtaking natural beauty a couple-hour drive from Seattle. Many enjoy hiking and camping here, and sunsets are often epic.
  • Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Olympic National Park provides Seattle visitors with a huge range of recreation options in a stunning region just a few hours west of the city.
  • Best for Sightseeing, Parks Because: Olympic National Park, an hour-and-a-half southwest of Seattle, showcases some of the region's most stunning natural beauty.
  • Best for Beaches Because: Hailed as home to some of the region's most breath-taking terrain, Olympic National Park offers a coastline (often rocky) that visitors will not soon forget.

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