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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