As much as we love our Puyallup, WA apartments, sometimes we need a little change of scenery to recharge and reboot. Sometimes we reject the idea of a vacation just because of the cost and time it takes, but Im here to show you some options that you may not have previously considered. We are always missing the most amazing things, just because they are right in front of us! We forget that a change of scenery can be found in a short drive from home. Let me introduce you to one of your new homes-away-from-home.
You probably realize that Port Angeles is close-by, but did you know that it is only 2 hours and 21 minutes away? Perhaps youve never even been there, despite its close proximity, or maybe because of its closeness to home. If you gave it a weekend of your time, you might find a gorgeous little getaway at A Hidden Haven. This quaint little Bed & Breakfast is nestled in a densely wooded area just outside of Port Angeles. It is a secluded group of cottages and cabins on 20 acres of property. The property isnt just wooded and inaccessible to anyone but a hiker, its chock full of well-tended lawns, gardens, waterfalls, ponds, and wildlife! You can take a leisurely walk along the Nature Trail, and feed Spot the turtle, or get a nuzzle from Prancer, the reindeer. This beautiful location is covered in 100-year-old trees, and boasts serenity and privacy. Some cottages and cabins house private hot tubs, and fireplaces to chase away the cool ocean air. Dont forget the amazing breakfast served each morning by the Innkeepers.
In Port Angeles, you have a smorgasbord of little-known attractions to check out. Take your pick from visiting the Olympic National Park, for a morning spent in the great outdoors, or touring some local wineries. You have three to choose from for your little weekend excursion, and they all offer tastings, tours, or parties. You could hit the Black Diamond Winery, Harbinger Winery, Olympic Cellars Winery, or all three! Stop in at the Feiro Marine Life Center and visit with the giant octopus. Take a quick drive into the Olympic Game Farm and wave back at the famous waving bears! If youre more into the outdoors style of activity then you could rent a Kayak and head out to sea, or hike the waterfront trail. Head into downtown Port Angeles, and check out the variety of local shops, and pick up some mementos.
In the evenings you could take a scenic water cruise through the harbor, or have a nice meal at a local restaurant like Downriggers Waterfront Restaurant. Once youve had your fill of sightseeing, head back to your haven and hop into your private hot tub for some real downtime. Just think! You can get a battery reset, a mini-vacation and some new experiences in after less than 3 hours of driving, without taking any vacation time from work! If youre thinking what Im thinking, then pack your bags! Lock up your Parkland WA apartment, because youre headed for the open road!