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Visit Charming Sequim on the Beautiful Olympic Peninsula

mountain views in Sequim during marathonWhen visiting Sequim it’s hard to choose what activities to include. There’s so much to do in our beautiful corner of the Olympic Peninsula. However, Elizabeth Rose perfectly highlights the best of Sequim in her wonderful article “5 Reasons You Must Visit Sequim Washington.” Of course she begins with the mild, sunny weather we enjoy year-round, and we couldn’t agree more with her reasons to come out for a visit. After exploring the many charms of our town you may never want to leave.

5 Reasons to Visit and Live in Sequim

Here locals enjoy an endless variety of outdoor activities such as kayaking, biking, hiking, and snowboarding. They also love the excellent restaurants and charming downtown shops. Add a warm and welcoming community and you have the ideal hometown.

  1. Lavender Capital of North America
    Every summer Sequim explodes with brilliant lavender blossoms and throws a huge party called the Lavender Festival. In addition to the festival, cycling enthusiasts tour the gorgeous Sequim Lavender Festivalfarms of the Dungeness Valley during the Tour de Lavender event.
  2. Outdoor Recreation and Wildlife
    The diverse landscape makes it perfect for almost any outdoor activity, and home to an abundance of wildlife. The coast line and Dungeness Spit are great for hiking, kayaking, and bird watching. Not to mention all the great hikes found in the nearby Olympic National Park. While the treasured Olympic Discovery Trail offers spectacular sightseeing.
  3. Sequim Shopping and Dining
    The dining choices in Sequim are simply outstanding and rival big city restaurants for quality and ambience. Whether you’re looking for a romantic night out or some gourmet coffee with a yummy baked treat, you’ll find it here. Also enjoy strolling the quaint shops and galleries of Sequim’s charming downtown.
  4. Great and Unique Lodging
    The B&B’s and rental cabins in Sequim are as unique as the town itself. Wake up to the beautiful mountain and water viewsSequim coastal views and imagine having them every day in you’re own home.
  5. Close to So Much
    While there’s a lot to do and discover in Sequim, locals also enjoy having access to the Olympic Peninsula and beyond. Surrounding towns also host great events such as the mouth watering Crab Fest in Port Angeles or the Wine and Cheese  and Wine and Chocolate Tours. You will never run out of ideas for weekend adventures.

Sequim is one of those places that you visit and never want to leave. While a great place for a vacation, quick getaway or to explore a festival, it’s also a wonderful place to call home. Contact us at Schwab Realty so we can help match you with your perfect place.