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Highway 101

Olympic National Park, WA
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: A scenic road within Olympic National Park.
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Issaquah, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Plan this drive during the daytime. The roads are fun and winding with beautiful views of the coast; and, at times, mountains. Take advantage of the look out spots to pull over and explore. Most of the drive is one lane, some drivers get impatient but they have plenty of opportunities to pass.

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Encinitas, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Lots of evergreens (I bet that's where the state nickname came from). Towns along the drive appeared run down, destitute and in survival mode.

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Apopka, Florida
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283 reviews 283 reviews
175 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We started on Highway 101 from Olympia and took up to Port Angeles and to the coast and all the way down to Oregon. So very much to see along the way. Of course the best part is going thru Olympia National Park/s along the way. You hit all the beaches on the west coast to add to the treat.... More

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San Diego, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I went to Seattle on a business trip and loved exploring the city for a day. I'm the type of person that would rather leave the city to see the sites to actually get a feel of the area. I know not all cities are the same, but when you come to a landscape beauty like Washington, it's hard not... More

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Greenbank, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a unique experience to be on US 101 that makes a huge circle around the ONF. It could have stopped at Pt Townsend, or Pt. Angeles, but no, it went all around the national park with entrances to specific areas in strategic places. Good idea.

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Washington State
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116 reviews 116 reviews
40 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Dramamine is a must for anyone who ever suffers from motion sickness. This road winds so much we sometimes thought we might meet up with ourselves! Consequently it is important to pay more attention to the estimated time for your trip than the actual mileage. That being said, however, the views from Highway 101 from Port Angeles heading west are... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Between Kalaloch and Port Angelos there are wonderful hikes and sights. Not many places to stay and the Aramark lodges are overpriced. Food is also scarce, so be sure to bring it along. Waterfalls, lakes, forests, Be sure to see the US 101 sign leaving Lake Crescent Lodge, covered with moss, in a field of daiseys.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Scenic with plenty of places to pull over and enjoy the view. We are from the Midwest, corn fields and hog confinements are the norm for us, so you can imagine how in awe we were. I had to marvel at the logging trucks, they appear to take the hairpin turns 60 mph...here we are white knuckles and 35 mph!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This road i spent a great deal of time on. It is the only road to get around on. You can go everywhere - well maintained but very curvy in most places. make sure you have plenty of time to get to places. It takes much longer than you think. Good views in some places.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We traveled the whole circular route from, and to, Seattle, by hire car; breaking the journey by stopping at lodges at, or near, the lakes. During our journey the roads were almost empty! Which allowed us to stop frequently, either to have a coffee, or just simply enjoy the views - which appeared almost around every corner.

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