Go on a banana slug safari in the Hoh Rainforest, paddle a boat on Lake Crescent, soak in Sol Duc Hot Springs or explore low tide at Dungeness Spit. The Olympic Peninsula is a wonderland of natural beauty and full of adventures any time of year. Read on for 10 ways the Olympic Peninsula rocks (vampires not included).

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort

Exhausted from all that hiking, boating and exploring? Escape to Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort - three natural thermal pools and a freshwater pool nestled by the Sol Duc River. Kids and grownups alike will love relaxing and playing in the pools surrounded by forest and mountains. Each pool is a different temperature... you're sure to find your favorite. Buy a day pass or stay overnight at the campground or cabins. There's a deli-cafe by the pools for eats, plus a restaurant and grocery store.

Don't Miss: Be sure to make time for a hike to beautiful Sol Duc Falls. It's less than a mile to the falls on a well-maintained easy trail.

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort
12076 Sol Duc Hot Springs Rd.
Port Angeles, Wa 98363
Online: olympicnationalparks.com/activities/hot-springs or Map It

Day Use Pool Rates: $13/Adults; $10/Youth (4-12); $9/Seniors, ADA & Military; 3 & under Free
Twilight Hour: Last 2 hours; $9.25 (this has absolutely nothing to do with vampires, we're assured).

photo: Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort via TripAdvisor

What Olympic Peninsula adventures would you add to our list? Tell us in the Comments below.

— Helen Walker Green