They say February is the month of love. Here on the Olympic Peninsula, we couldn't agree more. In fact, we think every month on the peninsula is one of love - love for the natural beauty of this place, for the wildlife we catch glimpses of, for the many romantic places to eat and stay, and for the love of adventure. We invite you to share your photos and videos on Instagram using #olympicpeninsula so we can follow your Olympic Peninsula love story and for a chance to be featured!

We can't wait to see you on the Olympic Peninsula!

Marsha Massey, Executive Director
Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau
Check out what's happening on the Olympic Peninsula this winter and for year-round activities.
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ROMANTIC GETAWAYS
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Book a weekend getaway in one of our cozy inns or lodges on the peninsula. If you're looking to escape for a romantic trip with your special someone, we have a beautiful bouquet of places to stay, from lodges in Olympic National Park to inns overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Victorian B&Bs in Port Townsend and so many more. There's a place that's perfect for you. Check out all the possibilities.
 
And don't forget our romantic restaurants where holding hands in the candlelight is encouraged and bubbly drinks flow freely.
 
After all those romantic moments, head out to enjoy some of our events going on around the peninsula.
FUN FEBRUARY EVENTS
Across the North Olympic Peninsula
February 8,9 and 15, 16, 17

Spend two sumptuous weekends of wine and cider tasting at Olympic Peninsula wineries and cideries. Let your temptations run wild with the unmatched, extraordinary blends of Washington grapes, apples and pears-paired with decadent chocolate and local culinary fare. LEARN MORE

Trumpeter Swans by Bill Roney

And while you're driving along country roads in search of wineries or cideries, keep a watchful eye out for Trumpeter Swans in flocks across fields, meadows and streams. The Olympic Peninsula welcomes tens of thousands of migratory waterfowl each winter with local waterways offering views of a wide range of birds.    LEARN MORE
Moclips I Pacific Beach I Seabrook I Copalis Beach I Ocean City
February 27 - March 1

Indulge in 13 magical miles of chocolate spanning from Moclips to Ocean City on Washington's glorious coast. This is a fun, family festival offering something for every chocolate lover with vendors, artists and crafters. You can attend a cooking class or enter your favorite recipe in the recipe contest or enter a chocolate eating contest!   LEARN MORE
Port Townsend
February 29

Sailboat racing season opens with the Shipwrights' Regatta with boats of all types of construction welcome. As always, the race is open to folks who would like to try sailboat racing, but do not have a boat. The regatta is presented by the Northwest Maritime Center and the Port Townsend Sailing Association.   LEARN MORE
Port Angeles
February 29

Indulge in 13 magical miles of chocolate spanning from Moclips to Ocean City on Washington's glorious coast. This is a fun, family festival offering something for every chocolate lover with vendors, artists and crafters. You can attend a cooking class or enter your favorite recipe in the recipe contest or enter a chocolate eating contest!   LEARN MORE
Interactive Light Exhibit Photo by Ross Brown

Sequim
March 6-7

Celebrate the Sun! This festival will bring relief from the winter blues with activities that focus on light, fun, art, physical activity and positive energy for all ages, featuring one of Sequim's best-known assets-sunshine!  Take part in the Sun Fun Color Run or Rolling Sunshine bicycle event. Enjoy live music and art. And you won't want to miss the illuminated Drone Show followed by the Sound Community Bank Beach Party Dinner and Dance.   LEARN MORE
OLYMPIC COAST 
NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY
Port Angeles
February 18 | 6pm

Dr. Tom Mumford will present All Things Kelp as part of the speaker series co-sponsored by the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and Feiro Marine Life Center. He will be talking about what kelp is, where it grows, what role it plays in the ecosystem, how to grow it, and what you can do with it.   LEARN MORE
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK


There's fresh snow on Hurricane Ridge where opportunities for snowshoeing, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing and more abound! For updates on road status and conditions, call the Road and Weather Hotline at 360.565.3131 for current info and follow @HRWinterAccess on Twitter. The morning status updates on the phone and Twitter typically begin around 8 am. Weather and road conditions permitting, Hurricane Ridge Road is open to uphill traffic from 9 am to 4 pm, Friday through Sunday plus Monday, February 17. 

The road may close early or remain closed during the entire day due to poor road conditions or severe weather. All vehicles, including four-wheel drive, are required to carry tire chains. To find out more, including road conditions and information about the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, Mountain View Cafe, gift shop and rental shop. LEARN MORE
Snowshoe walks are offered at 2 pm on weekends and some holidays. The walk lasts 1½ hours and covers less than a mile. Snowshoes and instructions are provided. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for youth 6-15 years old and free for children under 5. Group size is limited to 25 people. Sign-ups begin at the Hurricane Ridge Information desk 30 minutes before the walk.
 
For info about the Ski & Snowboard area operated by the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club (Saturdays and Sundays). LEARN MORE 
OLYMPIC NATIONAL FOREST

As you head outside for outdoor adventure in Olympic National Forest this winter, be sure to go with a buddy. Bringing a friend or two along not only adds to the fun of your experience but could save your life or your friend's, should something happen to you. Be sure to bring your cell phone and an emergency kit along too. Extra layers are always a good idea. Weather can change quickly, especially at higher elevations, so being prepared simply makes good sense.     LEARN MORE  
MARCH & APRIL EVENTS
Save these dates for future events in March:

March 6-15 Key City Public Theatre's PlayFest 24, Port Townsend
 
March 13-15: Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby, Gardiner
 

March 21-22: 22nd Gala Garden Show, Sequim

March 21-22: Salt Creek 24, Port Angeles



April 16-20: Olympic Birdfest, Dungeness Audubon Center
We look forward to welcoming you to the Olympic Peninsula this year!
Check out what's happening on the Olympic Peninsula this month.  Request your Olympic Peninsula Travel Planner  now.
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