For our 28th anniversary we decided to do everything an Officer and a Gentleman.
So we did, the Officer and a Gentleman tour. If you're a movie buff it would be fun for you.
Since we watched the movie the night before, it looked like there might be a mistake on the map. My husband enjoyed reading more of the historical facts about the place, while I took photos of the films scene locations. Since it was close to 90 degrees this past weekend it was pretty darn hot to not carry water bottles during our hikes. Also I wore the wrong shoes for hiking. Make sure you wear tennis shoes. Not sandals with a little heel like I did, or flip flops like my hubby did. We just forgot to pack them. If you have a discovery pass, you'll need to pay .$10 cash or check for a day pass, or you can get a $91 parking ticket.
The lighthouse is closed, but we were able to walk around near it to take photos. Great views of the strait of Juan de Fuca. I think the best part was at the blue balloon hangar where the fight scene was filmed. It was closed to the public, but since there was someone still there checking things out from the concert before, she delightfully opened up the hanger for us, and gave us so background on what has become of this blue balloon hangar. It is now a concert venue! Who would've thought?! It's a company called Centrum who puts on these workshops, and concerts.
Checkout centrum.org for more details on upcoming concerts.
We spent a couple hours there. If you're a movie buff, or you just want to hang out at the beach on a hot day, this is the place to be.
P.S. some of the museums have a small fee. Other than that its free if you have a Discovery pass to park.