Warm, sunny days in the Pacific NW are jokingly considered to be a rarity for many who have lived in the area for a while.
However, when the heat gets turned up on Summer, head to the Coast and Enjoy the Olympic Peninsula's west side as you cool-off, eat and play!
Lake Quinault Lodge - Another fantastic way to be cool on a warm summer’s day is to head up to Lake Quinault and explore the glacial-carved lake by kayak, paddle-board, rowboat or canoe. Available for an hour, two hours, a half day, or a full day, these watercraft can be rented right next to the scenic Lake Quinault Lodge in Grays Harbor County. This is an awesome experience and nothing is quite as cooling as enjoying the waters flowing down from the Olympics next to the rainforest.
Cool off on a Hike
The Quinault Rainforest - Cooler and almost always damp, the Quinault Rainforest is a great place to head to when the thermometer starts to creep up. Offering numerous trails, including 13 miles of scenic hikes though the cooling rainforest right near the Lake Quinault Lodge, you can’t go wrong escaping the heat here. Need a destination? Start your journey at the Rain Forest Lodge Salmon House Check out the top 10 highlights of driving the Lake Quinault Loop.
OCEAN CREST RESORT - Moclips, Washington
Award-winning lodging and dining. "Best Place for Peace and Quiet" - King 5, Best Northwest Escapes. Amazing views!