Port Angeles Tourism

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Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. With a population of 19,038 as of the 2010 census, it is the largest city in the county. The population was estimated at 19,448 in 2015 by the Office of Financial Management. The City's harbor was dubbed Puerto de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles (Port of Our Lady of the Angels) by Spanish explorer Francisco de Eliza in 1791. By the mid-19th century, after settlement by English speakers from the United States, the name was shortened and partially anglicized to its current form, Port Angeles Harbor. Port Angeles is home to Peninsula College. It is the birthplace of football hall of famer John Elway and residents include writers and artists. The city is served by William R. Fairchild International Airport. Ferry service is provided across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on the M/V Coho.


Discovered by a Spanish explorer in the 17th century, Port Angeles was previously called Puerto de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles literally translating to Port of Our Lady of the Angels, before its anglicization. Popular for being the birthplace of former American football quarterback, John Elway this city is home to several artists and writers. The Port Angeles tourism mostly features lots of outdoors. It is best to take a guided tour for good enlightenment about the same.

The Olympic National Park accommodates the city of Port Angeles along diverse terrains that make it a great place to hike and even enjoy a picnic. The Marymere Falls too, serve as a great hike, for all those who like some adventure! When you visit Port Angeles, you have got to take a Black Ball Ferry Line to bask in the beauty of its aquatic surroundings. Salt Creek Recreation Area, Madison Creek Falls, Arthur D. Feiro Marine Life Center are some more places that are worth a visit. Don’t forget to take some Dolphin & Whale Watching tours, as well as eco tours.


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Facts and Stats for Port Angeles*

  • Pollution Statistics in Port Angeles

    Know the pollution level of Port Angeles before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 8.57 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 29.31 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.93 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 11.21 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 5.17 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 20.37 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 5.47 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 4.31 (Very Low)
  • Port Angeles: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Port Angeles for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Port Angeles.

    • Burglary and Theft 28.85 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 19.71 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 22.6 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 21.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 23.08 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 20.67 (Low)
    • Drug offense 67.31 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 92.31 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 55.29 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 11.06 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.6 (Moderate)
  • Living in Port Angeles - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Port Angeles is 180.81 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 66.81 (High)
    • Climate Index 92.25 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 14.46 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.07 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 72.94 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 68.89 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.5 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 89.66 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Port Angeles

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Port Angeles

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.25 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.33 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 87.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50.52 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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