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5 Best Reasons for a Day Trip from Sequim to Port Townsend

Angled view of Port Townsend City Hall against blue sky to see on a day trip from Sequim to Port TownsendThe drive from Sequim to Port Townsend is a scenic 45 minute ride that hugs the coastline of Sequim and Discovery Bay. While the lovely views along the way makes for a pleasant outing, the charming Victorian port town has a lot to offer visitors. The historic buildings house unique shops, romantic restaurants along with wineries and pubs. Ex-military outposts, transformed into beautiful parks, have great hiking trails, fun events and sweeping water views. The parks and the city itself, has a rich link to the past and visitors can explore this at the small museums and historic home tours. After a nice long hike or exploring the town center, stop at one of the local wineries, breweries or cideries for a refreshing drink. Any day trip from Sequim to Port Townsend makes a wonderful getaway and visitors will always find something new to discover. 

The short drive from Sequim to Port Townsend and other wonderful cities and locations, is what makes Sequim the perfect central location on the Olympic Peninsula. Nestled between the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Sequim residents enjoy access to great nearby small cities and the grandeur of Olympic National Park. If this sounds like paradise to you, we invite you to experience Sequim for yourself. The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Schwab Realty can show your around and help you find your next dream home.

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Declutter Your Homes Without an Expert

DeClutter your Home Without an ExpertDo you think you need Netflix and Marie Kondo to tackle the clutter in your home? Well, you may be surprised to learn that tidying up can actually be pretty easy. It can even be somewhat fun if you’re up to the task. So, how can you clean your home without a lot of hassle and headache? By using the super simple hacks we’ve suggested below to declutter and clean your home. Continue Reading

Boat Tours to Protection Island this Summer

Puffin on cliffs of Protection IslandOut in the Salish Sea, between Sequim and Discovery Bay, is a wild place named Protection Island. After years of damage from farming, development and even artillery practice this island wildlife refuge is recovering and thriving. The Shoreline, grasslands and bluffs are the breeding and nesting grounds to a wide variety of bird species. In fact it’s one of only two Puffin breeding grounds left in the Salish Sea. While the island is closed to visitors, boat tours are permitted 200 yards off the shoreline. Booking a summer boat tour is your best chance to view the elusive puffin. The Puget Sound Express offer 3 hour Protection Island Puffin Cruises all summer long. Cruises depart at 6:00 PM from Port Townsend on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. Plan a summer adventure touring the Salish Sea and spotting rare wildlife.

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Sequim Holiday Shopping and Events

holiday shopping list next to gift and hot chocolateThe Sequim arts and small business communities are ready for the holidays! Spend the day shopping in Sequim and checking off your holiday gift list at a local boutique. They’ll give you the personal attention not found at big chain stores. Then enjoy a wonderful dinner at one of our many restaurants. Top off the evening enjoying a holiday concert, dance performance or play.

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Gourmet Coffee in Sequim

Hot coffee with foam milk art. Coffee is the fuel that keeps the Pacific Northwest going and Sequim is no exception. With so much to do and see around Sequim we depend on excellent coffee to start our days. Whether planning a morning round of golf or meeting up with a biking group to hit the Olympic Discovery Trail, we start the day at a friendly cafe. Or get some java to-go from a drive-thru before hiking the Olympic Mountains or kayaking the Straits of Juan de Fuca. The most discerning coffee connoisseur will find wonderful choices in Sequim.

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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.

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See Why Pilots Love Flying in Sequim

Small plane flying against a blue sky sunny day.If flying is your passion, then Sequim is the perfect setting for your next adventure. We have a wealth of natural beauty including: a sparkling coastline, expansive forests and the stunning Olympic Mountains. All these gorgeous sites can be enjoyed by hiking, biking and boating. But some Sequim residents know the best views are from high in the air. Not only is our scenery spectacular, we also have the perfect weather for flying. Afterall pilots gave Sequim its nickname the “Blue Hole”. Our dry weather consistently creates the favorable conditions needed for VFR approaches and this is why Sequim has become a destination for aviators. Here the freedom of flying is a way of life.

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Golf in Sunny Sequim

Professional golf gear on the golf course at sunset.Picture a perfect day of golf on a sunny, well-groomed course, bordered with tall cedar trees and a backdrop of the Olympic Mountains. Find this idyllic setting at the golf courses in Sequim. And with a rainfall average of only 13 inches annually, we have the best conditions for year round golf. It’s one of the many reasons so many people relocate and retire to the banana belt of Sequim, Washington!  Sequim remains one of the Pacific Northwest’s best kept secrets.

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Kayak Around Sequim

A beautiful sunset over the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Sequim Washington.Before summer is over, glide your kayak through the cool waters surrounding Sequim. There are many possibilities to explore our gorgeous coastline. Any choice will have beautiful scenery and a chance to encounter wildlife. One of the best things about living in Sequim is the ability to enjoy mother nature throughout a good majority of the year. Summertime is definitely special, though, as evidenced by the sheer number of people who visit the Olympic Peninsula on a given summer weekend.  Take advantage of our incredible summer weather in Sequim, and plan a kayaking adventure to top off your summer.  You definitely won’t be disappointed. Continue Reading

Outdoor Dining in Sequim

Dining Outdoors with WineIn Sequim, we are so fortunate to have a wealth of delicious dining options. You’ll find international, seafood, farm to table and vegetarian cuisine, to name just a few. Also many of our fine restaurants offer al fresco seating so patrons can enjoy the abundant sunshine with a great meal. With so many sunny days in the beautiful town of Sequim, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy them all, too!  Surely what is better than dining outdoors on a beautiful summer night?

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