Ten unique ways to unplug on your holiday vacation in the heart of the majestic Olympic National Park
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, WA. (November 15, 2013) - Kalaloch has something for everyone around the holidays when it comes to being one with nature. Whether you enjoy a walk on the beach, fishing or whale watching, Kalaloch provides all of these activities and more. Engage your senses instead of your technology while surrounded by the beautiful setting of Kalaloch Lodge and give yourself the gift of relaxation this year- naturally. 

Here are ten ways to achieve the ultimate level of leisure during the holidays at Kalaloch Lodge:

1.Instead of an app, take a nap. 
Unplug all your electronics and decompress in the rustic atmosphere of Kalaloch. Without the distraction of computers or television, Kalaloch Lodge offers a place of tranquility and peace that everyone craves around the holidays. No apps need to be downloaded here. Breathe it all in, and fall asleep to the sound of the waves on the shore and rejuvenate your mind and body. Enjoy a stay in one of the Kalaloch Cabins starting at $99 a night. Click here for details. 

2. Beach Walking
They say the strongest wave in the set is the seventh. That’s exactly how many beaches surround Kalaloch Lodge, providing ample opportunity to stretch your legs and experience a variety of protected, oceanfront majesty. Depending on the trail taken, guests can stroll around sea star-laden tide pools at Second Beach or hike to Ruby Beach, one of the West Coast's most dramatic spots with tunneled bluffs and abundant wildlife where coastal forest meets the sea. Regardless of what trail you take, it will surely take your breath away. 

3. Bird Watching
Sit back with a pair of binoculars and watch winged wonders such as bald eagles, black-legged kittiwakes, red-throated loons, black scoters, and brown pelicans as they race inches above the breaking waves. Kalaloch's gazebo at the top of the stairs is the perfect crow's nest as the sun sets on another perfect Northwest day.

4. Hiking
Get back in touch with yourself and nature by hiking in the Hoh Rain Forest, one of the best examples of a temperate rain forest in the world. From the Visitor Center, three easy loop trails provide a primer on life in the Hoh Rain Forest, and for the more ambitious backpacker, the 18.2 mile Hoh River Trail climbs 4,400 feet up Mount Olympus (7,979 ft) to its source at Blue Glacier. 

5. Biking
Although Olympic National Park has limited wheeled vehicle access, it was rated a “top ten National Park for Biking” by outdoor site Gorp.com. Coast along the coast on Highway 101 and let your troubles melt away. 

6. Fishing 
With over 3,000 miles of rivers and streams and hundreds of lakes on the Olympic Peninsula, it’s easy to get lost in a day of amazing fishing. Kalaloch Lodge staff can customize the fishing expedition of your dreams by arranging guided trips with local guides or tribal fishing experts. 

7. Whale Watching
Witness the wonder of migrating whales this year and have a holiday you’ll never forget. Through mid-December to early February Kalaloch visitors can track the 30-ton gray whales as they feed and play offshore, making their way to their breeding ground in Baja. Gray whales flap their tails on their journey by Kalaloch twice a year, every year.

8. Boating and Kayaking
With over 100 lakes and 3,000 miles of rivers and streams, Olympic National Park is a boating paradise. Whether it’s open-water paddling or sea-kayaking, you will be able to access whatever boating adventures you can imagine and unwind while you float along.  

9. Brave the Storm
Winter offers high drama on the rugged Washington coast, and watching the mighty storms forming over the Pacific can be an amazing experience. Ranked one of the "10 Best Places To Storm Watch" by the experts at Seattle Magazine, Kalaloch Lodge offers the rare option of taking the storms head-on or warming yourself by the fire as wind howls outside your door and you share stories of shipwrecks that have occurred off the coast at places like Swiftsure Bank and Destruction Island.

10. Wine and Dine
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the Creekside Restaurant is once again preparing the traditional feast Kalaloch Lodge! Come to the coast this year and leave the cooking to us while you relax with your friends and family. Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner in the Creekside Restaurant will feature delectable offerings as Carved Oven Roasted Turkey, Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham, Butternut Squash Bisque, Wild Mushroom Stuff and many more. For more information click here
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About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the largest and most admired privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies has revenue exceeding $2.6 billion annually and 55,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.  


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