Best Places to Shop in Port Angeles
The Olympic Peninsula in Washington is well known for its stunning landscape and plethora of activities available for exploring the outdoors. However, with its diverse array of small, family-owned shops, it’s also a great place to go shopping. On your next trip to the George Washington Inn, be sure to take a little time to explore the charming shops and pick up a few locally made items as reminders of your trip to the Pacific Northwest. To get you started, here are a few of the best places to go shopping in Port Angeles.
Necessities and Temptations
Necessities and Temptations in downtown Port Angeles is the largest gift store on the Olympic Peninsula and is a wonderful place to shop for gifts for any occasion. Departments include women’s and men’s clothing, toys, children’s clothing, home décor, and even has a coffee bar for recharging during your shopping trip. To find Necessities and Temptations, head downtown to Laurel Street and look for the bright red awnings.
Port Angeles Antique Mall
Antique lovers will enjoy browsing the aisles of the Port Angeles Antique Mall in search of furniture, china, crystal, and more. Owners of the mall have plans to expand to 15,000 square feet, allowing for additional vendors and even more treasures just waiting to be discovered.
Swain’s General Store has been a landmark for shopping in Port Angeles since 1957. Its selection of items ranges from apparel to fishing gear to lawn and garden items to sporting goods. And if you forgot to pack something for your trip to the Olympic Peninsula, you can probably find it here. On the other hand, as the store’s motto jokingly states, “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.”
Port Angeles Farmers Market
A farmers market is a fabulous place to sample and buy locally produced foods as well as purchase handmade items crafted by local artisans. The year-round Port Angeles Farmers Market attracts visitors and locals alike with an array of vendors. Looking for a special item to take home? Choose from handcrafted jewelry, knitted and woven clothing or handmade skincare items. Or maybe you’re more in the mood for a delicious snack. Select from artisan breads, pastries and more. The Farmers Market is located at the Gateway Pavilion in downtown Port Angeles and is open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Olympic Stained Glass
In addition to handmade glass items and supplies, Olympic Stained Glass in Port Angeles offers an eclectic selection of jewelry, artwork, gemstones and more.
Come Explore Port Angeles and Sequim
In addition to exploring the many local shops in Port Angeles and nearby Sequim, there are many other things to do. You can hike or bike in the Olympic National Park, go on whale watching tours, or simply relax and enjoy the view from the veranda at the George Washington Inn. Our luxurious rooms are the perfect place to rest after a fun day of shopping or outdoor activities, and our delicious breakfast is an incredible way to begin each day on the Olympic Peninsula. Download our Vacation Guide for more information about this beautiful region.