The 10 Best Things to Do in Sequim, United States

January 24, 2018 Chanda Heide

Sequim /ˈskwɪm/ ( listen) is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. The 2010 census counted a population of 6,606. Sequim with the surrounding area has a population of about 28,000. Sequim is located along the Dungeness River near the base of the Olympic Mountains. The population served by the Sequim School District population was over 26,000 in 2018. The city has been increasing in population in recent years due to the influx of retirees seeking good weather and a relaxed lifestyle.
Restaurants in Sequim

1. B&B Family Farm

5883 Old Olympic Hwy, Sequim, WA 98382-7451 +1 360-504-2585
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5 based on 119 reviews

B&B Family Farm

Closed for the season. Will re-open May 2018. Our family of three generations is excited to share our 12-acre lavender farm. Our 100-year old barn provides the northern backdrop to thousands of lavender plants with a breathtaking view of the Olympic Mountains to the south. We offer free tours all summer, which include information about growing, processing, cleaning and distilling lavender. Our Shoppe is filled with quality, hand-made lavender products and our one-of-a-kind bud-cleaning machine (aka the ‘jitterbud’) will be shakin’ all summer so stop by for a unique, free, educational farm experience. Please visit our website to shop during our seasonal closure.

Reviewed By DORIT C

We went to the farm and we were welcomed by the man that works there. He explained us about the farm and took us to see the lavender barn where they dry the plants and the machinery they use to separate the flowers and we saw the 'machine' they make the oil. He and his father in law explained about the process. Such a nice guys.

Later we went for the shop and enjoyed meeting the lovely woman that worked there. She explained about the products that they sell. No one rushed us or made us feel that we have to buy anything. The family that run this business all seems lovely people.

We saw the lavender farm and strolled around. It was smaller than I expected but it was still very beautiful and the smell of the lavender was all over the farm.

I especially enjoyed to see the 'machine' that they make the lavender oil. If you love flowers I defiantly recommend to check this place.

2. Purple Haze Lavender Farm

180 Bell Bottom Rd, Sequim, WA 98382-9005 +1 360-683-1714
Excellent
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4.5 based on 180 reviews

Purple Haze Lavender Farm

Purple Haze Lavender is a 12 acre Certified Organic Farm located in Sequim, Washington on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. We welcome you to wander the lavender fields, u-pick fresh lavender, try our lavender ice cream and lemonade, and shop in our onsite gift shop filled with a complete line of culinary and body care items made from the lavender on our farm. There are also chickens and peacocks for the little ones to enjoy and many, many great photographic opportunities. Bring your picnic lunch and spend the afternoon!

Reviewed By Milestogo007 - Portland, Oregon

I wanted to see one of the more famous attractions of Sequim and what puts it on the map and that attraction is Lavender Farming. There are several farms in the area but I chose Purple Haze Lavender Farm and was very happy I did. Lavender, besides being a beautiful purple color is also used in many products, from bath soap to laundry detergent, to cosmetics, to preserves, to syrup etc. I purchased the syrup and a Lavender colored t-shirt. The gift shop is absolutely fascinating. An endless supply of products to choose from. Now the clerk told me if I remember correctly that the Lavender blooms between July 15th and August 15th. I had missed the blooming but the farm still was very interesting. They were using Oyster shells as a mulch for the plants and it seemed to be doing a great job. Also the farm had cute rabbits, the biggest chickens I have ever seen free ranging and pecking up bugs or feed, and of course a beautiful but surly Peacock. Peacocks are cousins to Pheasants. I imagine Peacocks would be the biggest cheats at cards. Never play Pinochle with a Peacock. They cheat! As I was looking across the fields of Lavender I imagined photographing this natural and stunning red headed model who had scads of freckles like some sort of rare leopard. She is amazing and would look fantastic posed in a field of blooming Purple Lavender and I have read she is very nice and doesn't cheat at cards like the Peacock. Regardless, the Purple Haze Lavender Farm is a great place for any tourist to visit because it is family friendly and it is truly a peaceful and serene atmosphere and a great attraction to visit at the City of Sequim.

3. Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

554 Voice of America Rd, Sequim, WA 98382-9537 +1 360-457-8451
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4.5 based on 425 reviews

Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is home to over 250 species of endangered birds, fish and mammals.

Reviewed By John M - Bainbridge Island, WA

Hiking Dungeness Spit at the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is a can't-miss activity for adults and children and a real bargain with its $3 entry fee for families. After taking the steep stairs down from the nearby parking area, the massive sand spit beckons with its huge logs, shiny beach rocks and various flotsam and jetsam to intrigue the beachcomber. However, be forewarned: This is a National Wildlife Refuge so none of those things can be removed by visitors (a surprise to us). Even on a grayish morning, the roar of the waves crashing into the spit provided a lovely outdoor symphony. We had some intention of hiking the entire length of the spit to the lighthouse, almost 7 miles, but only made it about half way, in part because what one sees has a tendency to get somewhat repetitive. Still, our enjoyable, if tiring hike over the sand lasted more than three hours! One final word of caution to hikers: Be sure to consult, or even carry, the tide schedule with you since high tides can leave hikers scrambling for refuge amidst the huge beach logs. Surprisingly, several other hikers we chatted with seemed clueless about the tide schedule -- a significant mistake on Dungeness Spit!

4. The Lavender Connection

1141 Cays Rd, Sequim, WA 98382-7517 +1 888-881-6055
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5 based on 68 reviews

The Lavender Connection

Our unique farm has 23 varieties of lavender available for U-Cut - more than any other farm in the region - from light pink to dark purple. We offer complimentary admission, all summer long. Come stroll the fields, and take advantage of amazing photo ops of our multi-colored lavender field and historic barn. Bring a picnic, relax in our comfortable chairs, and stay for the entire afternoon! Watch as we distill lavender essential oil, and learn about the different uses and kinds of lavender we grow. Visit our perfumery, where you can invent your own scent, pairing essential oils and fragrances with our lavender as a base. We encourage anyone with a military ID (including retired personnel) to visit and cut a free bouquet of lavender. Pets are welcome – as long as they are leashed. Visit our quaint store located in the historic barn; our boutique products are handmade with lavender essential oil distilled from our own plants. We are open to the public July 4 through Labor Day.

Reviewed By Katrin B - Wettswil, Switzerland

We went there on labor day weekend, the lavender bloom was over and farm was open the last days in this season. But still it was an awesome stay. The owner walked us around, took time for every question our little one had, explained the...MoreWe're so glad you found us! Please come again - but earlier in the summer, so you can pick some fresh lavender. :) Thank you so much for your review!

5. Olympic Game Farm

1423 Ward Rd, Sequim, WA 98382-7838 +1 360-683-4295
Excellent
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4 based on 580 reviews

Olympic Game Farm

Reviewed By Samuel R - Bremerton, Washington

My wife and two kids (3 and 1) rode along with me through the farm today.

We had an absolute blast! We were stunned the llamas were so willing to stick their heads in the windows to get food which unfortunately caused our kids to cry at first.

There were more types of animals than expected and it was a very easy activity.

We didn't have a problem with damage from the elk or bison because we always kept the wheels moving.

Will definitely go back and I highly recommend the experience to anyone with kids or not. We also suggest 3 loaves minimum.

6. New Dungeness Lighthouse

110 Steve Pl, near the end of Dungeness Spit, Sequim, WA 98382-7324 +1 360-681-3494
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4.5 based on 73 reviews

New Dungeness Lighthouse

Reviewed By mojave_ben - Boston

It's 5.5 miles of walking the beach to get out here, and you're really really really better off doing it with a relatively low tide, though up to about 5 feet you can probably manage without too much gravel trudging. The lighthouse is staffed by volunteers. There's grass, water, toilet, picnic tables out there, good cell phone reception, a small museum, and you can go up in the light tower. The beach walk is good though gets a bit tedious because it's really just flat beach bordered by sand and driftwood on one side, and water on the other. Best on a cool day.

7. Dungeness River Audubon Center

2151 W Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA 98382 +1 360-681-4076
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4.5 based on 86 reviews

Dungeness River Audubon Center

Reviewed By paokano - Seattle

The center provides a great place to walk and watch birds. There's a rehabbed bridge over the river that is a particularly good place. There is also an office with a small museum of pretty good stuffed mammals and birds of the area and helpful staff. A master birder leads a free bird walk (but please leave a donation--they suggest $2) every Wednesday at 8:30 am. The walk lasts 2-2.5 hrs and the leader is very knowledgeable. Our visits to the Center (we were there 2 days) was one of the high points of our trip.

8. Dungeness Recreation Area

554 Voice of America Rd, Sequim, WA 98382-9537 +1 360-683-5847
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4.5 based on 70 reviews

Dungeness Recreation Area

The U.S. Government had plans to build a Voice of America installation at this site, but the project never occurred. Clallam County purchased the property and over the years has developed an outstanding regional park. The scenic views and trails are outstanding. Camping reservations are available online. The USFWS charges a fee to access the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.

Reviewed By Venkataraman R

Dungeness spit is a geographical wonder, where there is natural bridge like formation amidst the pacific ocean waters. The walk along the spit is very pleasant and very rare for us to see natural sand bridge like formation and we feel very awe in seeing this structure.

The entrance to the dungeness spit, they charge $3 per family of 4 adults. this is very reasonable. The trail to the dungeness spit is around 0.5 miles and we see so many logs in the spit due to logs deposited by water from different shores.

The trail is little steep near the spit. If elders are coming, they require some support from youngsters. Otherwise, trail is very good.

Overall, very good place to visit in the olympic peninsula.

9. 7 Cedars Casino

270756 Highway 101, Sequim, WA 98382-7677 +1 360-683-7777
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4 based on 265 reviews

7 Cedars Casino

Play your favorite Table Games, Slots, Poker, Keno, Bingo and Off-track Betting at this gaming complex owned and operated by the S'Klallam Indian Tribe.

Reviewed By Paula L

We are not big gamblers but really had a good time. They had two great bands playing on a Saturday night in January which I thought was great. The staff was very nice.

For those who don’t like or can’t be around smoke, I would skip this gambling stop. It was pretty smoky and I didn’t think it was that crowded. There isn’t a non smoking area. We did not visit the restaurants so I’m not sure if those areas were better ventilated or not.

Currently, there is no hotel at this site and the golf course advertised isn’t attached to the casino, it’s up the road a bit. I would suggest staying in Sequim. The Holiday Inn was very nice.

10. Jardin du Soleil

3932 Sequim Dungeness Way, Sequim, WA 98382-8125 +1 360-582-1185
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4.5 based on 106 reviews

Jardin du Soleil

Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm is a certified organic lavender farm, offering luxury lavender bath and body products, lavender aromatherapy and herbal products, lavender soaps, lavender gifts, and lavender culinary products on the Olympic Peninsula in Sequim, Washington.Our Lavender is grown and distilled organically on the farm with the environment in mind. Our fields and gardens are open to the public during open hours. Stroll through acres of lavender fields and take a moment to relax during your vacation!

Reviewed By Kitsum L

I went to 4 different lavender farms today and this one has the best products for me. Their soap and Shea butter lotions are like heaven. I love lavender scent and their mixture with pomegranate is like heaven, so sweet. I highly recommend this place to lavender lover.

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