Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.
Highway 101. Maybe one of the most iconic highways in the USA that runs from Los Angeles in California all the way to Olympia in Washington State, some 2500 km up north.
It’s a very popular road for road trippers from all over the world who want to discover the Pacific Coast. The most popular part might be between Los Angeles and San Francisco but Oregon and Washington have some gems to offer as well.
When you start your journey from North to South then Olympia will be your starting point. From here you make a loop around the mystic Olympic National Park which is surely worth a visit.
Travel tip : If you are on a road trip through the USA and you are planning to visit 4 or more National Parks during your trip, then I would recommend you to buy an annual park pass as this would be more beneficial. Make sure the park you are visiting are National Parks as some regional parks are not included in the pass.
Continue your trip and you will pass along beautiful Lake Ozette, a great place to stretch your legs for a bit.
A little later you will arrive in Forks, the town that got popular because of the ‘twilight’ series. It’s a little town like any other in the area but if you are on your way to Forks you should definitely turn right before you enter the town and drive to La Push, an Indian reservation with pristine beaches.
Make a stop at First Beach and Second Beach and follow the trail through the mystic forest until you reach the beach and get rewarded with stunning views.
Lake Quinalt demands another stop before you make your way further south direction Oregon State.
You will also pass through (or overnight) in Aberdeen, birthplace and hometown of Kurt Cobain.
2 thoughts on “The 101 – The Olympic Peninsula”
Hwy 101 is one of my favorite travels ❤
Mine too 🙂 Such a great road to drive on ! What is your most favourite part ?