As long as we're on the discussion, one of the best short tours (322 miles) I've ever taken was in 2004 when I went around the Olympic peninsula. We started in Sequim an rode the ODT to Port Angeles then took 101 all the way through Forks and Aberdeen (where we picked up HWY 12) and then just west of Montesano took West Fork Satsop road to Matlock and from there through Dayton to Hood Canal and then north back to Sequim. This was a continually spectacular and fun riding. Cars and trucks were always polite and respectful and locals helpful and friendly. Even the notorious section that winds around Lake Crescent was no problem. Just wear bright colors and use a mirror. Of course, these two rules go for any ride I take.
Anyway, this ride is highly recommended. Check the forecast first; I took it July 12-15 and it was perfect but you don't want to be out there when a Pacific front moves in. Been there, done that on beach hikes in the La Push area.