When it comes to family-friendly national parks, Olympic National Park in Washington is undisputedly one of the best. Where else can you witness snow drifts in mountainous meadows, go boating on lowland lakes, enjoy stunning rainforest waterfall trails, finished with sunset on the beach, all in one day!?
On a clear day enjoy spectacular mountain views of Mount Olympus to the south and over to Juan de Fuca and Victoria, Canada to the north. Several short trails suitable for all ages take you through the mountainous meadows - often still shrouded in snowdrifts right into the summer months.
Low tide at most Olympic Peninsula beaches will offer the best opportunities for exploring coastal tide pools, high tide can make certain beaches inaccessible.