the definition of the scenic route

Summary: For travelers South of Seattle, driving through Tacoma is likely your most efficient option. You still can take the ferry across for the unique scenic experience, but make sure to check the ferry schedules and be on the watch for ferry backups during peak travel times. Rest assured, with the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Olympic Mountains, and Straits of Juan De Fuca along the drive, a scenic experience is guaranteed no matter what route you choose.

Key Facts:

  • 1 hour 55 minute drive to Port Angeles from Tacoma
  • No ferry required
  • Toll charged entering Tacoma from the Peninsula
  • Google Maps

Gallery roadmap

Drive Across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge

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cross the hood canal bridge: the gateway to the olympic peninsula

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see the rays hit the waters as you pass Discovery Bay

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follow the sunset towards the mountains (sequim, wa)

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Drive through the Port Angeles Waterfront and Harbor

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