Things to Do in Sequim & the Dungeness Valley
Sequim (pop. 6,600+) is small-town America and the surrounding Dungeness Valley has become a retirement destination for many newcomers. Located just 10 minutes down the road from the Inn, makes it an ideal location for lunch, dinner, and exploring. There’s many things to do in Sequim. The downtown area has many unique gift shops, murals, antique stores, galleries and fine restaurants.
Looking for sunshine? The sun shines in Sequim more than anywhere Western Washington. The “rain shadow” effect, caused by the Olympic Mountains, shelters the valley from excessive rain. In May, join us for the oldest continuous festival in Washington State, the Sequim Irrigation Festival. This 120 year old festival celebrates the irrigation ditches that made the arid valley lush and bountiful. Come along as we discover the many things to do in Sequim, Washington.
Visit the many colorful lavender farms in the Duneness Valley. Over the past two decades Sequim has become “America’s Provence” with over 30 lavender farms. Lavender is one of the most fragrant and useful herbs known to mankind. The Sequim-Dungeness Valley has weather conditions perfect for lavender. Quaint farm stores open during the summer at the height of the lavender season. The U-pick season typically lasts from July through August. Make plans early to attend Sequim Lavender Weekend, America’s largest lavender event, held the third weekend of July. In addition, George Washington Inn Lavender products are available in our online store.
Rich in History
Sequim has a rich history, from the traditions of the local S’Klallam tribe to the agricultural heritage of early settlers. The Sequim Museum and Arts Center and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Center are great resources for discovering more about our local history, including the mastadons which once roamed this area.