Are you a fan of the ever-popular “Twilight” series written by Stephanie Meyers? Have you followed Bella Swan throughout her journey in Forks, Washington? Did you know that Forks is now a popular tourist destination where avid fans can witness the places that Bella traversed?
The old town of Forks, Washington is located on the Olympic Peninsula encompassed by the Olympic Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Bordered by ocean shores to the north and west, and neighboring meadows and valleys to the south and east, Forks is a full of natural beauty. The many miles of rivers that run through Forks are abundant with natural salmon and steelhead populations. Thus, before the Twilight phenomenon swept the globe, Forks was mainly an attraction for nature-loving fishermen.
Now, in the midst of the Twilight fantasia, fans of all ages are flocking to the northwest city to delve into the world of Bella, Edward, and Jacob. Many Forks businesses have incorporated Twilight-themed goods into their repertoire. Restaurants now serve items named after the characters, hand-made jewelry is inspired by the books, and even hotel rooms are decorated with a Twilight theme.
In the coming fall and winter seasons, many hotels are offering deals that are difficult to dismiss. Then, once you’ve got a place to stay, there is quite an itinerary of things to see and do. For a truly inspired visit, the Pacific Inn Motel offers Twilight Rooms starting at just $99 per night for double occupancy. These rooms come equipped with all the amenities necessary and are decorated with the most dedicated fan in mind; non-themed rooms start at only $62/night.
For any team-Jacob fans out there, Quileute Oceanside Resort allows you to experience the tribe and history that define Jacob. Not only will you be right in the heart of La Push where Jacob and Bella became friends, but you will also be surrounded by the natural beauty of the Pacific coastline and over 1,000 years of Native-American culture. This resort offers the following tempting Twilight packages.
** The “Thunderbird Twilight Escape” is available from October 1 to April 30, 2011 and allows you to get your second night for half price. The deal also includes a fire permit and firewood so that you can have your own bonfire on First Beach, the place where Jacob first reveals the true identity of Edward to Bella.
** The “New Moon Package” offers a double occupancy room at the Thunderbird/Whale Motel starting at $175 per night. For an extra thrill, you can purchase a basket of Twilight goodies from $35-$65 based on any of the four books. The package includes a Twilight tour of Forks for two by Dazzled by Twilight. Tour packages usually last for about 3 hours and can also be purchased separately starting at $39.
In another hotel savings that’s a bit farther away — yet still on the scenic Olympic Peninsula — an “End 2010 with $20.10” deal gives visitors one night at either the Lake Quinault Lodge or Kalaloch Lodge for $99 and the second night for only $20.10. It’s valid only for November and December travel as long as you book it by November 30th. Visit the website of the Olympic National Park or call 866/297-7367 for reservations.
After a long day of touring the town, visit a local restaurant for some delicious Twilight-inspired cuisine. You can visit Bella Italia where Bella and Edward had their first date and order the same mushroom ravioli as Bella, now named for her. The restaurant boasts authentic Italian cuisine and is located in Port Angeles.
Sully’s Burgers welcomes fans with the “Bella Burger.” Located in Forks, the drive-in also serves ice cream, chicken and pizza. Another quick option is the local Subway franchise, which is now serving a sandwich also named after Bella.
For anyone planning a trip to Forks in early December, Dazzled by Twilight will be hosting an Eclipse DVD release party at midnight on December 3, 2010. Check the website for more details closer to the event.
It’s hard to pass up such tempting deals! If you truly are a Twilight fan, don’t miss out on all that Forks has to offer.
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