What can I find and enjoy nearby Downtown Port Angeles?
Shopping: The heart of downtown Port Angeles is full of delightful, independent shops that sell treasures and trinkets that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Shop with a waterview along West Railroad Avenue.
- Located along the Port Angeles Pier and M/V Coho Ferry Terminal, the stores located along West Railroad Avenue are great spots to buy your Olympic National Park and Port Angeles postcards, books, and gifts. Don’t discount these tourist treasures; a forgotten pair of sunglasses could ruin your Hurricane Ridge trip and no poncho could cut short your Hoh Rainforest adventure.
- Front Street and East First Street are lined with interesting, independent stores that range from musty antique stores to an anime comic book store, from fresh fudge shops to vintage jewelry stores.
Dining: Port Angeles has great coffee shops and a variety of eateries, but the highlight of eating in Port Angeles is the “fresh off the boat” seafood. There are a number of seafood restaurants in town where diners can enjoy some of the freshest mussels, crabs, and fish that the Strait of Juan de Fuca has to offer.
Port Angeles Harbor: Downtown Port Angeles is located right along beautiful Port Angeles Harbor. The Port Angeles Waterfront trail runs from the ferry terminal and leads around the harbor to the Ediz Hook Reservation for Native Birds. Visitors can also walk along the Port Angeles City Pier and enjoy seeing the boats, seabirds, and playful harbor seals. Located on the pier is the Feiro Marine Life Center where visitors can enjoy touch pools where visitors can get up close with starfish, anemones, and sea cucumbers.
The Museum at the Carnegie: The Museum at the Carnegie is home to the Clallam County Historical Society and its many photos and relics from the Olympic Peninsula's past. The museum is small and does not take much time to walk through, but bibliophiles will want to spend hours in their used book store located on the first floor.
Port Angeles Underground Heritage Tour: The Port Angeles Heritage Tour explores historic buildings and antiques dating back to the founding of Port Angeles in the late 1800s. This would be a fun tour for a rainy day or for history buffs, but not for kids. For current information on the tour, check their website: http://www.portangelesheritagetours.com/