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The city of Port Angeles, Washington, is located in the nation's furthest northwest corner, on the rugged and pristine Olympic Peninsula. Port Angeles is the gateway city of the Olympic National Park – one of the largest and most popular parks in America’s national park system. The city is also the departure point for the Coho Ferry, connecting visitors to Victoria, Canada. With a temperate climate, rural lifestyle, diverse outdoor recreation, and a vibrant business community, Port Angeles is a popular destination for the nearly 3.5 million people who visit the North Olympic Peninsula each year.
Port Angeles is situated at the center of the Olympic Discovery Trail, which stretches across 130 miles of lowlands from the Puget Sound to the Pacific Coast, bordered by the snow-capped Olympic Mountain Range to the south, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north. The diversity of recreational opportunities available here for visitors include a vast network of trails, high mountains, rivers, lakes, rain forests, sandy beaches, and rocky tide pools – all within, or within short minutes of, Port Angeles.
Port Angeles's downtown business district, filled with restaurants, hotels, art galleries, gift shops, bookstores, recreation outfitters, and a broad variety of retail establishments, is a wonderful place to spend a day shopping, exploring, and dining. Sculptures, murals, and other artwork are spread throughout the downtown area, and help tie modern-day Port Angeles to its past as an outpost in the Pacific Northwest.
-information borrowed from the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce