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Olympic National Park, Washington, United States of America

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How much money will you need for your trip to Olympic National Park? You should plan to spend around $99 per day on your vacation in Olympic National Park, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $28 on meals for one day and $54 on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Olympic National Park for a couple is $78. So, a trip to Olympic National Park for two people for one week costs on average $1,392. All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to Olympic National Park for one week usually costs around $696 for one person. So, a trip to Olympic National Park for two people costs around $1,392 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs $2,784 in Olympic National Park. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Olympic National Park can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Olympic National Park? How much money do I need for Olympic National Park?

How much does a trip to Olympic National Park cost? Is Olympic National Park expensive? The average Olympic National Park trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Olympic National Park prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Olympic National Park
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Olympic National Park is $39. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Olympic National Park is $78.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotels in Olympic National Park

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Transportation Budget in Olympic National Park
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Olympic National Park is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $54 per person, per day, on local transportation in Olympic National Park.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Olympic National Park
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Rental Cars in Olympic National Park
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Food Budget in Olympic National Park
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  • While meal prices in Olympic National Park can vary, the average cost of food in Olympic National Park is $28 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Olympic National Park should cost around $11 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Olympic National Park is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Olympic National Park
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  • Entertainment and activities in Olympic National Park typically cost an average of $21 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Olympic National Park
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  • The average person spends about $4.46 on alcoholic beverages in Olympic National Park per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Olympic National Park On a Budget
Olympic National Park Olympic National Park, Washington
Olympic National Park is in Washington State and was originally established as a national monument in 1909. The area is known for its large Sitka spice and Douglas fir trees, which can be found in the Hoh and Queets rainforest valleys on the western side of the park. The area's temperate rainforest climate creates lush thick moss and dense vegetation that gives the setting a fairytale quality.

The summers are typically mild during the summer months with wet winters being common. If you want to see the sun, your best best is during the months of July and August. During the winter months snowfall can be heavy in the mountains.
Like with most national parks, Olympic National Park is all about the unexpected experiences and wildlife sightings. In Hoh Rainforest it's not uncommon to see herds of elk and other wildlife.

Plenty of family-friendly activities can be found here too, so check out this list of things to do with kids in Olympic NP. There are also a number of beaches, usually designated simply by a number. Sol Duc Hot Springs are also another popular place to visit. There's also a swimming pool where you can take a dip.
Olympic National Park can be divided into several different regions that each have their own habitats and landscapes.

Hoh Rainforest has a moss covered forest where it's not uncommon to spot herds of elk. From there it's an 18 milk hike that leaves from the Hoh Visitor Center and climbs to the summit of Mt. Olympus.

Hurricane Ridge is another area that has a diversity of hiking trails. This is a great area to see wildflowers in the summer and views of the surrounding Olympic mountain range.

Lake Crescent is a glacial lake that has a striking blue color and clear water. The Lyre River flows out of it and it's fed by nearby creeks. The area has a number of great trails.

The Coastal Strip is the natural coastline with dramatic views. It can be reached from Kalaloch, La Push, Ozette, and Neah Bay.

Lake Quinault is another glacial lake that's created by Quinault River and surrounded by lush rainforest.

Cape Flattery, which is actually outside of the park on the Makah Indian reservation. It offers spectacular views of sea caves and a dramatic coastline.

Olympic National Park is all about outdoor activities. Hiking, kayaking, camping, and backpacking are all common in the park.
Food and Dining
Most decent restaurant options are found in hotels and lodges around the park. Some of the more popular options include Salmon House Restaurant and Lounge (Rain Forest Resort Village), Kalaloch's Creekside Restaurant (Kalaloch Lodge), Lake Crescent Lodge Dining Room, Sol Duc Hot Springs Restaurant, and Roosevelt Dining Room (Lake Quinault).

Alternatively, many visitors prefer to pack their own food and enjoy picnics within the park.

You really have no option but to drive in Olympic National Park. US-10 loops around the Olympic Peninsula with roads that offshoot into different parts of the park. To get further into the interior you must backpack as there are no roads.

Popular parts of the park include the beach area which can be reached from US-101 between Forks and Aberdeen. Hurricane Ridge is accessible from a road near Port Angeles.

If you want to visit the less popular eastern side of the park, then head to Staircase or Quilcene.
1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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