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Best Family Getaways: Olympic National Park

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Ultimate Road Trip: Olympic National Park, Washington (105 mi)

Board the car ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island and cross a bridge to the Olympic Peninsula. In Sequim, the Oak Table Café ($), is the place for brunch; order the buckwheat pancakes. Olympic National Park has a moss-draped rain forest; enter at Port Angeles, then check in to Lake Crescent Lodge ($$), half an hour away. The historic 1916 hotel makes the perfect jumping-off point for mountain hikes and (during the summer) a bracing swim.

Pack This: The irresistible animal-themed backpacks from Apple Park ($40) are made, believe it or not, from recycled plastic bottles.


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