Things to DoVisitors will find Sequim is the perfect destination for almost all recreational activities. Enjoy guiding a kayak or sailboat through the pristine waters of Sequim and Dungeness bays.
Visit Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge to view Dungeness Spit, which is the longest natural sand spit in the United States. The Spit is a wonderful place to view birds and marine life in their natural habitat. Located at the end of Dungeness Spit you will find the New Dungeness Lighthouse. The historic lighthouse is staffed 24-hours a day and contains an active light.
Sunny Sequim features a variety of farms and gardens and wineries open for U-pick, tasting and public tours. Under the beautiful sunshine, you can pick lavender, a variety of berries, flowers, organic vegetables and more. Sequim is the official lavender capital of the nation. The city even has a festival dedicated to celebrating lavender. The Sequim Lavender Festival happens annually during the third weekend in July. The fragrant purple herb can be picked at U-pick farms from July to Oct. 1. Sequim is also world renowned for its strawberry and raspberry crops, farms are open for U-pick from early June to August. During the spring, summer and fall, farmers, artisans and others sell goods at Sequim Open Aire Market each Saturday. A farm of a different type is Olympic Game Farm. The farm hosts a variety of animals including bears, zebras and more. A few of the farm’s residents are world famous actors. Tours are offered daily.
Golf is also a popular sport in Sequim. The city has the distinction of having the driest and longest playing season in the state. Three competitive courses — Cedars at Dungeness. SunLand Golf & Country Club and Sky Ridge Golf Course & Golf Learning Center — are located in the Sequim area and each course offers a unique golfing experience. The same gently rolling terrain that allows for great golfing opportunities is also attractive for bicyclists. Plenty of mountain bike trails and uncrowded streets make Sequim the perfect place for cycling or ride the fabulous Olympic Discovery Trail.
For those who like to exercise indoors, visit Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center (SARC). The center features an Olympic-size pool, shallow pool, sauna, hydrotherapy pool and a water slide. SARC offers all of the latest exercise equipment and contains a small gym for basketball, volleyball, aerobics and karate classes. Two racquetball courts can be reserved on a first come, first served basis. The Sequim Gym also offers a full gym, weight room, Pilates and more.
For a leisurely, yet exciting experience book a whale watching tour on the Puget Sound Express. The Port Townsend-based sightseeing and wildlife tour company offers opportunities to see orca whales with mid-day tours and an all-day package that offers a layover in Friday Harbor on the San Juan Islands.
Sequim loves to celebrate! There is the Irrigation Festival in early May, the Lavender Festival in July, the River Festival in September, the Harvest Festival in October and so much more. Check out our events calendar for details. There are many more festivals close by in the area, such as the Olympic Music Festival in Quilcene, held every weekend between late June and early September, and the Juan De Fuca Festival of the Arts in Port Angeles, held in May.
After a busy day feast on our native Dungeness Crab in one of Sequim's delicious restaurants. Extend your stay at our award winning motels or bed & breakfasts.
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