Welcome to sunny SEQUIM, WASHINGTON. Learn about FALL EVENTS and THINGS TO DO all year round.

5-Day Guide

Day 1
Hurricane Ridge
Day 2
Visit The Farms
Day 3
Hike or Bike in the Olympic National Forest
Day 4
Downtown Sequim & Local Cuisine
Day 5
Birding, Kayaking, Biking
More Suggested Trips
In & around Sequim

More trips around the Sequim-Dungeness Valley

Port Townsend: Ever visited a “Victorian” seaport?  Port Townsend can be reached in about 45 minutes by traveling east on U.S. Highway 101, then turning left when reaching state Highway 20. The town has an easy-going, artsy ambiance. The state ferry terminal to Whidbey Island is located here. Traveling north through Whidbey Island you will find quaint houses. Or hop aboard the Puget Sound Express for a whale watching adventure around the San Juan Islands. On the way back to Sequim, stop at 7 Cedars Casino for dinner and entertainment.

Victoria B.C., Canada: Hop aboard the Victoria Express, a passenger-only fast ferry, or the M.V. Coho, an auto/passenger ferry, to travel to Canada. The ferries provide easy day trip access to our friendly “foreign” neighbor. Tour the famous Butchart Gardens, Royal B.C. Museum, enjoy “high tea” at the Empress Hotel and stroll along the lively streets and shopping areas before returning the Peninsula. From Victoria, you can also catch a convenient ferry to the San Juan Islands. Check the ferry Web sites — www.victoriaexpress.com and www.cohoferry.com — for up-to-date information on schedules, rates and identification requirements for international travel.

The Hoh Rain Forest: Roosevelt elk wander around gigantic moss-draped trees as you stroll along fern-lined trails within Olympic National Park’s Hoh Rain Forest. The Hoh is the largest rain forest in the continental United States and contains some of the most spectacular stands of undisturbed Sitka spruce and western hemlock trees in the nation. Century-old trees reach upwards 300 feet and measure more than 20 feet in circumference. The rain forest lives up to its name by receiving an astounding 12-to-14-feet of rain annually. Enjoy learning about the forest from a park ranger or by reading interpretive signs throughout the visitor center and trails. A series of trails ranging from easy to strenuous are scattered throughout the Hoh Rain Forest area. The Hoh Rain Forest is located south of the city of Forks. Driving time from Sequim is about two hours. The scenic drive travels along beautiful Lake Crescent. If time permits after visiting the rain forest, consider driving a few more miles south along U.S. Highway 101 to catch a glimpse of the rugged Olympic coastline.  Numerous beaches are located within the Kalaloch area.

These are just a few of the many things to see and do in the Sequim area. Stop at the Visitor Center for more information. We hope you can enjoy them all!

You might want to drive all around the Olympic Peninsula, the trip from Seattle back to Seattle is about 350 miles long and could take you, not stopping anywhere, about 7 hours. Of course, in order to enjoy this trip you might want to take at least two to three days. In summertime it is advisable to make reservations at lodgings and campgrounds way ahead of your time here in order to secure your overnight stays.

There is an admission fee to Olympic National Park (Hurricane Ridge, etc.). Don't lose that ticket; it is valid for 7 days and you can use it to get into the other entrances to the Park, for instance, the Hoh Rain Forest.

The visit to the Dungeness Spit also requires a small fee. (The money is used by the Fish and Wildlife Department to provide a healthy wildlife refuge for migrating birds).