Experience the perfect combination of small-town charm and vast natural beauty with a visit to Sequim, Washington. The stunning destination is popular with outdoor enthusiasts, especially those who want to experience the breathtaking beauty of their expansive lavender fields. Have a delicious meal from the many diverse culinary options that are available, enjoy pleasant evenings in the vibrant downtown area, or take home a one-of-a-kind souvenir from the several museums and exhibitions spaces in the active arts community. There’s no better place to take in the magnificence of the Olympic Peninsula than from the sunny and delightful town of Sequim.
1.Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
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Located beside the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful attraction that the entire family will enjoy visiting. The 772+ acre refuge spans over Graveyard Spit, Dungeness Spit, and portions of Dungeness Harbor and Bay. Within the amazing refuge, you’ll across a wide variety of wildlife animals including over 250 species of birds; ornithology aficionados should definitely bring their binoculars and cameras. In addition to observing the stunning array of wildlife and taking amazing photographs, you will also be able to educate yourself on the local wildlife at their interpretation center, go jogging on their paths, or partake in swimming and other beach activities.
Address: 554 Voice of America Rd W, Sequim, WA 98382, Phone: 360-457-8451
2.New Dungeness Lighthouse
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Located on the Dungeness Spit, within the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, the New Dungeness Lighthouse is an iconic attraction as well as a functioning navigational aid. The lighthouse has been continuously operating since it was first constructed in 1857 and provides safe passage to those on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The 26-foot-high tower is a gorgeous sight to see, especially from the right view when you see the water span out before it. It is one of the few manned lighthouses to remain in the United States and their general public tours, which are held throughout the year, are extremely fun and informational.
3.Olympic Game Farm
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The Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, Washington is a drive-through safari and petting zoo that was originally established in the 1940s. It’s home to over 200 animals and is a fun place to experience wildlife at your own pace. The drive-through wildlife exhibit offers tons of unique and amazing experiences that will stay with you for years after. You’ll be able to see peaceful buffaloes grazing in the pastures, bears standing up to wave, and may even feed friendly yaks and llamas from your hand. You may even recognize some of the resident animals, who are stars in their own right having been in several Disney productions such as The Incredible Journey, Charlie the Lonesome Cougar, and Captain Fantastic.
Address: 1423 Ward Rd, Sequim, WA 98382, Phone: 360-683-4295
4.Dungeness River Audubon Center
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The Dungeness River Audubon Center is the only rural center in the state, as well as being one of the only ones with a tribal partner. Located within Railroad Bridge Park, visitors will be able to enjoy a large selection of nature programs which vary on the season. Other aspects also include a learning center immersed in nature, day tours and programs, youth and family camps, off-site wildlife programs, adult learning experiences, and customized field trips and retreats along with a dedicated center which can be rented for other events as well. Some of their most popular classes and programs include watercolor and drawing art classes, beginning photography, nest box building, and much more.
Address: 2151 W Hendrickson Rd, Sequim, WA 98382, Phone: 360-681-4076
5.Jardin Du Soleil
Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Olympic Peninsula at the lavender farms, fields, and gardens at Jardin Du Soleil. The certified organic Sequim lavender farm was planted in 1999 on what was once a dairy farm that dates back to the 1880s. The entire family will love exploring the 10+ acre land, which is filled with thousands of lavender plants, emitting a fragrant scent that can be smelled from miles away. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase unique lavender products such as essential oils, candles, soap, sachets, and bulk dried lavender.
Address: 3932 Sequim-Dungeness Way, Sequim, WA 98382, Phone: 360-582-1185
6.Dungeness Recreation Area
Known as the portal to the Dungeness Spit, the Dungeness Recreation Area is a national wildlife refuge that will allow you to discover all of the natural beauty the area has to offer. Residents and visitors head to the recreation area for a great outdoor adventure unlike any other; for example, you can pack a picnic to enjoy on the bluff as you take in views of Mt. Baker or the shipping lines that make their way across the waters. The 216-acre park has several facilities for the entire family to utilize, such as walking and horseback riding trails, a one-mile-long scenic bluff trail, and a sheltered group picnic area. Plan accordingly and spend a night or three in their year-round campground which has 66 premium campsites, many of which offer a stunning view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Address: 554 Voice of America Rd W, Sequim, WA 98382, Phone: 360-683-5847
7.John Wayne Marina
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John Wayne visited Sequim Bay Waters aboard his family yacht several times prior to his death. He envisioned a marina in the scenic bay, and upon his demise, his family donated 22 acres of land toward his vision becoming a reality. Today, the John Wayne Marina has an array of features and services for people to enjoy. Amenities include excellent marine services, permanent and guest moorage, boat launch ramps, fuel facilities, picnic areas, public beach access, and showers, laundry, and banquet facilities. Their on-site restaurant, the Dockside Grill is one of the most popular seafood restaurants in Sequim.
Address: 2577 W Sequim Bay Rd, Sequim, WA 98382, Phone: 360-417-3440
8.Sequim Bay State Park
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One of the best ways to truly experience the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula is at Sequim Bay State Park. The park has several features to appease the entire family and ensure that everyone has an enjoyable and memorable visit. It’s a great place to go boating as they also offer offshore moorage, large docks, and RV sites which can also accommodate watercrafts. Another popular activity is walking/ jogging the trail, which is a part of the 120-mile-long Olympic Discovery Trail which stretches all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Other aspects include a rustic retreat center complete with sleeping space and a commercial kitchen called Ramblewood, as well as a year-round, 92-acre camping park.
Address: 269035 US-101, Sequim, WA 98382, Phone: 360-683-4235
9.Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm
The Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm opened in 1995, making it one of the founding farms of Sequim’s lavender movement. Certified organic, their lavender fields are some of the most beautiful in the area. Visitors come from far and wide to enjoy a memorable experience with friends and family - it’s also a great location to take some amazing photographs. While you’re at the farm, be sure to stop by their gift store to pick up lavender-themed gifts and products such as lavender scented essential oils, handcrafted soaps, and so much more. Little ones will enjoy walking through the field and putting together their own bouquet or witnessing the farm demonstrations and workshops that are held throughout the summer.
Address: 120 W Washington St, Sequim, WA 98382, Phone: 855-683-4475
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10.Blue Whole Gallery
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The Blue Whole Gallery is a cooperative establishment which brings together the creative works of 35 different artists. It’s a wonderful place to explore as you’ll come across a wide variety of artwork, from drawings and paintings to patchworks and sculptures. There are an array of workshops, exhibitions, and demonstrations scheduled throughout the year. On the first Friday of every month, the gallery hosts a public receptions where you’ll be able to see all of the latest artworks. If you’re in Sequim for an extended period of time, sign up for one of their amazing classes or workshops dedicated to watercolors, sculpting, gourd art, and more.
Address: 129 W Washington St, Sequim, WA 98382, Phone: 360-681-6033
11.Cline Spit County Park
Cline Spit Community Beach County Park is a wonderful public park that was established in the late 1980s and spanning over two acres in size. There are so many features for the entire family to enjoy. You can spend the walking the breathtaking shoreline, utilize their boat ramp to go boating, or partake in activities such as kayaking, windsurfing, smelting, fishing, or crabbing. Fishing or crabbing off the Dungeness Bay is a unique experience that is incomparable to any other fishing trips you might have been on. Other amenities include a large parking lot right off of the property, boundary fencing, picnicking facilities, and public restrooms.
Address: 1-, 199 Cline Spit Rd, Sequim, WA 98382, Phone: 360-417-2291
12.Pioneer Memorial Park
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Spanning over four acres, Pioneer Memorial Park is a beautiful outdoor space that really lets you appreciate the natural beauty of Sequim. The park comprises meticulously manicured grounds and a clubhouse that is maintained by the Sequim Prairie Garden Club. Since the park was established in 1951, it has quickly grown in popularity as a family-friendly outdoor space for visitors of all ages to enjoy. You can spend time in the arboretum which includes shrubs, perennials, and a large stand of Garry oak trees. Other aspects include garden benches, designated picnic areas, the clubhouse event space, a meeting facility, a commercial kitchen, and more.
Address: 387 E Washington St, Sequim, WA 98382, Phone: 360-808-3434
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Owned by husband and wife duo, Christina and Charles, WeDo Fudge is an amazing company based on principles and commitment - to each other and to their customers. When they initially started off in early 2013, the couple produced and sold delicious fudge to a few local retail stores as well as the community farmers’ market. They had their very own commercial kitchen before the end of the year. Stop by to pick up some of their most delicious culinary concoctions; they also have a seasonal drive-thru gourmet fudge stand which is the first of its kind in the entire country. Popular flavors include the raspberry lemonade, peanut butter chocolate, dark chocolate toffee, and the dark chocolate caramel sea salt.
Address: 11 Valley Center Pl, Sequim, WA 98382, Phone: 360-232-4656
14.Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse
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A part of the Sequim Museum and Arts Center which is also mentioned on our list, the Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse is a historic building that dates back to 1892. Situated along the banks of the Dungeness River, the schoolhouse is extremely picturesque, with its distinctive two-story structure as well as its red-roofed bell tower. It’s an excellent example of early craftsmanship and is filled with educational artifacts and photographs which give you an in-depth look into local history. With an appointment, visitors will be able to explore the gorgeous building as well as the restored classroom complete with furniture and other period-appropriate pieces.
Address: 2741 Towne Rd, Sequim, WA 98382, Phone: 360-681-2257
15.Sequim Museum and Arts Center
Sequim’s premium cultural history and art museum, the Museum and Arts Center comprises several facilities and structures including the administration center, the historic Dungeness Schoolhouse, and the exhibit center which is full of local historical artifacts and rotating featured art exhibits. Some of their more permanent displays include the Manis Mastodon exhibit and the Jamestown S’Klallam Longhouse exhibit; the Manis Mastodon comprises 13,800-year-old fossils while the Jamestown S’Klallam Longhouse exhibit includes several tribal artifacts which can’t be seen in many places. You’ll be immersed in a fusion of art, natural history, and local history and is guaranteed to be an entertaining experience for all those who visit.
Address: 175 W. Cedar Street, Sequim, WA 98382, Phone: 360-683-8110
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Serving a unique take on northwest contemporary cuisine, Blondie’s Plate adds their very own twist to popular dishes which their patrons love. The restaurant works with local producers and farmers to source the freshest ingredients which bring out the flavor of each dish. Combined with impeccable service, the locally harvested food offers a unique dining experience in a setting perfect for a romantic date or a memorable night out with the family. Popular items on their menu include the Hama Hama pan fried oysters with lemon aioli, the lamb shank served with a savory tomato broth, and the gluten-free, vegetarian risotto with sautéed mushrooms.
Address: 134 S 2nd Ave, Sequim, WA 98382, Phone: 360-683-2233
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Nourish Sequim is a popular dining establishment that is housed on the Bell House Farm - one of the first houses built on the Olympic Peninsula in the 1880s. The restaurant is situated in one of the state’s most picturesque locations surrounded by a farm, stunning lavender fields, and gardens lush with edible herbs and plants. The restaurant aims to use the freshest ingredients in everything on the menu; in fact, all of the produce used is grown in their very own gardens. The menu changes seasonally but some of the most popular items on it include the Cajun-spiced rockfish sandwich, the house smoked wild salmon pasta, and the coconut cream curry bowl with your choice of protein. Enjoy the views offered and the exquisite cuisine served during your visit to Nourish Sequim.
Address: 101 Provence View Lane, Sequim, WA 98382, Phone: 360-797-1480
Located at the John Wayne Marine on Sequim Bay, the Dockside Grill is a stunning waterfront restaurant that has been popular with local and visiting patrons since it opened in 2007. It is one of the best places for seafood and was even the first restaurant in the Olympic Peninsula to be nominated for the “Best Steakhouse” category in the King 5 Evening Magazine’s Best of Washington. The main dining room has an amazing atmosphere, and if you’re looking for something a little more private, head toward the restaurant’s Pelican Room. Popular items from their menu are the crab & shrimp stuffed mushrooms, portobello mushroom ravioli, and the bouillabaisse filled with clams, crabs, scallops, prawns, mussels, and salmon. Pair your meal with a glass of wine from their extensive list, a cocktail, or one of the local microbrews on tap for the perfect combination.
Located in: John Wayne Marina
Address: 2577 W Sequim Bay Rd, Sequim, WA 98382, Phone: 360-683-7510
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19.The House of Seven Brothers
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The House of Seven Brothers is an amazing restaurant that was inspired by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe; the tribe lived along the Olympic Peninsula for thousands of years living in harmony with nature and seasonally migrating toward natural resources necessary for their survival. Similarly, the House of Seven Brothers depends on locally sourced produce, protein, and seafood from ranchers, farmers, and fishermen within the region. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, patrons will find an array of delicious concoctions to choose from no matter what time of the day they visit. Popular choices include the applewood bacon wrapped prawns, the southern-inspired shrimp and grits, and the pan-seared cod topped with a lemon caper sauce.
Address: 270756 US-101, Sequim, WA 98382, Phone: 360-683-7777
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20.Wind Rose Cellars
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Producing one of the state’s premium Italian-style wines, Wind Rose Cellars is the brainchild of husband and wife team, David Volmut and Jennifer States. The couple began professionally concocting delicious wines since 2009 and have grown increasingly popular since then. They produce around 1,000 cases from each harvest, with a wide variety of red and white wines. Some of their most popular wines include the Orange Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Cab Sauv, and a dry rose they call Rosato. Their tasting room is one of the most popular in the area and is a great place to get together with friends on a breezy evening.
Address: 143 W Washington St, Sequim, WA 98382, Phone: 360-681-0690
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- Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, Photo: Roddy Scheer Danita Delimont/stock.adobe.com
- New Dungeness Lighthouse, Photo: Trish Drury Danita Delimont/stock.adobe.com
- Olympic Game Farm, Photo: Olympic Game Farm
- Dungeness River Audubon Center, Photo: travis manley/stock.adobe.com
- Jardin Du Soleil, Photo: GTeam/stock.adobe.com
- Dungeness Recreation Area, Photo: cascoly2/stock.adobe.com
- John Wayne Marina, Photo: DR pics/stock.adobe.com
- Sequim Bay State Park, Photo: TS Schofield/stock.adobe.com
- Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm, Photo: darkfreya/stock.adobe.com
- Blue Whole Gallery, Photo: Blue Whole Gallery
- Cline Spit County Park, Photo: cascoly2/stock.adobe.com
- Pioneer Memorial Park, Photo: VTT Studio/stock.adobe.com
- WeDo Fudge, Photo: WeDo Fudge
- Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse, Photo: Jessica Dale/stock.adobe.com
- Sequim Museum and Arts Center, Photo: anon/stock.adobe.com
- Blondie's Plate, Photo: Blondie's Plate
- Nourish Sequim, Photo: Nourish Sequim
- Dockside Grill, Photo: grinchh/stock.adobe.com
- The House of Seven Brothers, Photo: The House of Seven Brothers
- Wind Rose Cellars, Photo: Wind Rose Cellars
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