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Here Comes the Sun: Celebrate in Sequim, WA

January 25, 2020

Winter will soon be over, and the beginning of March is the perfect time to shake off those winter blues and celebrate the sun at the Sequim Sunshine Festival, March 6 & 7, 2020. In a typically wet western Washington, …

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Races & Tours on the Olympic Peninsula

January 3, 2020

Reset your pace. Walk, run, ride or race. Aiming for a more fit lifestyle in 2020?  There’s nothing more motivational than the goal of a race. Lace up your running shoes or pump up your tires, throw on your gear, …

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Four Ways to Relax & Recharge on the Olympic Peninsula

November 4, 2019

It’s a fact: time spent outdoors in nature benefits body, mind and soul.  Exposure to green spaces and the natural environment has shown a reduction in stress levels, increased social connectedness, and an overall improved well-being. Feel like you or …

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Wildlife Viewing on the Olympic Peninsula

September 25, 2019

The Olympic Peninsula is a mecca for wildlife viewing. The three distinct ecosystems—alpine, rain forest and coastal beach—of Olympic National Park are home to an amazing array of wildlife. Bring your binoculars and watch for: Birds Galore Around 300 species …

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5 Ways to Slow Down and Embrace Fall

August 14, 2019

Road trip your way around the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park Fall is the perfect time for a stress-relief visit to the Olympic Peninsula. The crowds are small, the days are short (but still long enough), the air is …

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Plan a Side Trip to These Small-Town Summer Festivals

July 3, 2019

What says summer more than small-town festivals that celebrate the local specialty or just give the community a reason to throw a parade and have fun? Here are two local favorites on the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula that …

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Celebrate July Fourth, Olympic Peninsula Style

June 27, 2019

July Fourth on the Olympic Peninsula offers a bounty of traditional small-town fun with a Pacific Northwest twist. Communities across the region host apple pie contests, salmon bakes, fun runs, frog jumps, local food and music, and, of course, parades …

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The Big Cedar Tree—One of Olympic National Park’s hidden gems

June 23, 2019

Discover one of the impressive trees in the Pacific Northwest, a nearly 1000-year-old western red cedar. Located between Ruby Beach and Fourth Beach on US Hwy. 101 in Olympic National Park, you’ll find a sign for the Big Cedar Tree …

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Music with a View: Summer Outdoor Concerts on the Olympic Peninsula

June 14, 2019

The Olympic Peninsula is renowned as an outdoor recreation mecca, but we also have a vibrant music scene, especially in the warmer months, when communities come together to sing, dance, and play along at free outdoor concerts with amazing views. …

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The Sweet Scent of Sequim Lavender

May 21, 2019

Story and photos by guest-blogger Barbara Hanna, City of Sequim | VisitSunnySequim.com Summer in Sequim, Washington has its own special fragrance. You know it as soon as you open your car door, go for a walk, or step onto a …

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