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Discover Downtown Sequim

colorful downtown awningsA vibrant downtown is a sign of a healthy, happy community, and this is certainly true of Sequim. Our charming downtown has an abundance of restaurants, galleries, and unique shops. Spend a day finding that special gift, beautiful clothing or a piece of art, then relax with a delicious meal. In addition, the sunny weather makes our walkable downtown enjoyable year round. Maybe that’s why Sequim won first place in USA Today’s Reader’s Choice as the Best Northwestern Small Town. Come spend a weekend exploring our lively downtown and see all that Sequim has to offer.

Downtown Shopping and Dining

Explore all the diverse shopping and dining options Sequim offers. We have something for every taste and style. Maybe you enjoy browsing winsome gift shops, sampling a treat at a local bakery or relaxing in a fine restaurant. Whatever your choice you will find a friendly, welcoming community here.

Sequim’s downtown has an eclectic range of shops. The many gift, clothing and home decor shops have great selections. Stop by the Lamb Farm Kitchen for Lavender product available downtown organic food and one-of-a-kind dishware, or Forage Gifts and Northwest Treasures for fun Sequim centric souvenirs. The scent of lavender and fragrant bath products will draw you into Purple Haze, Cedarbrook Lavender, or Imagine Gifts & Boutique. Crafty visitors love Doodlebug for art and scrapbooking supplies or Local Yarn Shop for their next knitting project. Find many off-the-rack clothing choices in our boutiques. For example, Pondicherri  makes stunning clothes with their line of hand printed fabrics. And Dungeness Kids Co., a mom-owned clothing shop, offers a personal touch. Lastly, The Bag Ladies of Sequim WA repurpose wool into artistic slippers, purses and baby booties.

Satisfy your hunger at our many culinary venues. Breakfast favorites are The Oak Table, famous for their apple pancakes, and the always-friendly Sunshine Cafe. The great coffee and bakery choices include Rainshadow Roasting, Hurricane Coffee, Suzon’s, and Bell Street Bakery. Grab a yummy lunch at Pacific Pantry with handcrafted sausages, soups and sandwiches, or enjoy happy hour at The Oasis Bar and Grill and The Emerald Northwest Grill and Public House. Alder Wood Bistro and Blondie’s Plate offer American and local seafood dishes. Special cravings can be satisfied at Jose’s Famous Salsa, Galare Thai, Dynasty Chinese Restaurant, or Fortune Star.

Events and Arts in Sequim’s Downtown

Sequim’s downtown has fun evening and daytime activities and events. Our Farmers Market is open every Saturday (9 am to 3 pm) from mid-May through October at the Civic Center Plaza. This festival-like event is an eclectic mix of food vendors, artists and live wine flight at downtown shopmusic. The First Friday Art Walk is a self-guided tour of downtown art venues. These galleries, shops and cafes open their doors to artists and art-lovers. Additional art exhibits can be found at Sequim’s Museum and Arts Center or Blue Whole Gallery. Also enjoy an evening seeing a play at Olympic Theatre Arts. This community theatre also hosts musicals, dance performances and holiday shows. Begin your night on the town with a flight of local wines at Wind Rose Cellars, where you can listen to live music and order small bites.

You will never run out of things to do in our active downtown. Sense the community warmth where the shops and restaurant staff know the locals by name. If living in a friendly, walkable community is appealing to you, then Sequim could be your perfect place. Contact us so we can show you our lovely neighborhoods and find a home for you.