The Olympic Peninsula offers the charms of small towns alongside natural wonders found few places. Couples can create romantic getaways strolling in Victorian seaports, hiking rainforests, camping on the coast, or sampling Olympic Coastal Cuisine. Here are a few ideas to get the romantic getaway planning started:
Victorian Seaport- Named the Most Romantic Small Town by SmarterTravel.com, the Victorian seaport of Port Townsend is ready to woo. The town’s history unveils a wealth of activities. Visitors can try boat building or learn to sail, tour historic churches or explore former forts. Couples can be in the middle of everything at downtown boutique hotels like the Bishop Victorian Hotel or stay more secluded at Manresa Castle. Many local hotels offer romantic getaway specials. At the Palace Hotel, couples can indulge with the Enchanted Evening Package. There are even dog-friendly hotels for the couple that wants to bring their pet.
Love and Lavender- Sequim’s abundant lavender fields have been compared with those found in Provence, France. Couples can stroll through the fragrant fields, learn different ways to use lavender, and join seasonal lavender festivities. Quaint B&Bs like the Dungeness Barn House and Colette’s Bed and Breakfast, offer a taste of luxury alongside coastal views.
Valley of 10,000 Waterfalls– The outdoorsy couple has many options on the peninsula. They can climb mountains, search for waterfalls in the rainforest, or kick back in hot mineral pools. One romantic trip is backpacking to the Enchanted Valley. Here couples can sleep beneath the stars. The valley is filled with hundreds- maybe thousands if the nickname is true- of shimmering waterfalls. The Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail has over two dozen other waterfalls that couples can visit during shorter stays.
Another romantic getaway favorite is Sol Duc Hot Springs in Olympic National Park. The hot mineral pools are a great place to unwind. For deeper relaxation massage therapists are available. For overnight accommodations there are campsites and cabins at Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort.
From farms to forests, towns to tidepools, couples will findless endless romantic getaways on the Olympic Peninsula.