PORT ANGELES, Wash.— With winter’s elegant beauty comes frosty days playing outside and cozy nights curled up by the fire. What better place to celebrate with your loved one than in one of the most mystical and magical places in the country – Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Not only does the Peninsula offer countless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts year round, but the region also offers an excuse, particularly this time of year, with Valentine’s Day around the corner, for couples everywhere to celebrate their love. Whether you’re looking for a fun event or planning to shout it from the mountaintops, either way, love is in the air on the Olympic Peninsula!
Red Wine and Chocolate Tour – February 7-8 and 14-16, 2015
Brought to lovebirds around the Peninsula, the Red Wine and Chocolate Tour is the annual event held by the Olympic Peninsula Wineries. Classic pairings of handcrafted wines and locally-made chocolate will be enjoyed throughout the eight wineries featured, including the newest destination on the tour, Marrowstone Vineyard. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased here.
Valley of 10,000 Waterfalls
From bagging peaks to exploring the Hoh Rainforest, the outdoorsy couple has countless options on the Peninsula. Perfect for lovers looking to spark romance in a magical setting, the Enchanted Valley is the perfect backpacking trip for adventurers. Camp beneath the stars as you are surrounded by hundreds, maybe thousands if the nickname is true, of shimmering waterfalls. Click here for more information.
Plan Your Special Day at a One-of-a-Kind Location
Situated in the Victorian seaport of Port Townsend, Fort Worden claims 433 acres and was originally built as a United States Army installation for the protection of Puget Sound. While the property was an active U.S. Army base until 1953, it now serves as a state park, offering incredible history and breathtaking views. The property is right on the water and sits at the base of trails that are perfect for mountain biking and hiking. This unique piece of land offers various lodging options including staying in former barracks and renting RV camping and picnic spots on the edge of the shore. Click here for more information on weddings at Fort Worden.
Whether couples are looking to explore the outdoors or stroll a romantic small town, the Olympic Peninsula is the perfect destination for an unforgettable wedding, honeymoon or weekend escape to rekindle the romance.