National Plan for Vacation Day
 
Did you know that last year Americans let 658 million vacation days go unused? That's a lot of days to not be gardening, hiking, boating, shopping, or whatever helps you to relax and recharge.  Next Tuesday, January 31 is National Plan for Vacation Day.  Statistics show that if you actually plan out the days you will take off over the course of the year, you are much more likely to take them.  

We'd love to have you spend a few of those days here in Sequim on Washington's spectacular Olympic Peninsula.  Below are just a few reasons to plan a visit.  Our website can help you find everything you need to plan you trip. 
Plan a Vacation in Sequim
FRIENDLY SMALL-TOWN ATMOSPHERE
Get away from the intensity of your day-to-day life and spend some time in a small, friendly town.  Sequim has a charming, walk-able downtown with unique family-owned restaurants, stores, and boutiques.  Take the time to explore and wander, there's no rush, you're on vacation!
 
Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the day in downtown Sequim.


OUTDOOR ADVENTURE
Sequim is the perfect place to stay and take advantage of all that the Olympic Peninsula has to offer.  Hike the upper Dungeness River, kayak in Sequim Bay out of the John Wayne Marina, visit the Olympic National Park, or bike along the Olympic Discovery Trail.  If you like the outdoors, you'll love your vacation in Sequim!
 
The upper Dungeness River has a number of popular hiking trails.


WORLD CLASS FESTIVALS
You've probably heard of Sequim Lavender Weekend, the largest lavender celebration in the country, but did you also know that the Sequim Irrigation Festival, celebrating 122 years, is the longest running festival in the state of Washington? There are events and festivals throughout the year in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley.
 
The Sequim Irrigation Festival hosts a logging show, grand parade, carnival, innovative arts & crafts fair,
 and much more.

Really Good Food & Drink
The Sequim-Dungeness Valley has a rich agricultural history, with local farms providing vegetables, fruits, and berries to local restaurants.  The Sequim Farmer's Market is open on Saturdays May through October in downtown Sequim.  
 
Farms in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley supply local restaurants with fresh food.

There are dining options for all appetites in Sequim including bistros, diners, and a variety of ethnic choices.  Stop by the wine bar for a taste and some live music, and be sure grab a cup of locally roasted coffee.  There are plenty of choices to keep you going while you enjoy your vacation.

 
Local coffee houses offer a warm and inviting atmosphere to take a break and relax.
 
So take a few minutes and plan your days off for 2017.  We hope to see you in Sequim.   VisitSunnySequim.com has all of the information you need to plan your trip today. 
Mark Your Calendar
RED WINE & CHOCOLATE TOUR
February 11 & 12, 18 - 20
Enjoy unique combinations of this popular paring.  Be sure to stop by Sequim's Wind Rose Cellars.  

GALA GARDEN SHOW
March 18 & 19
Get inspired for Spring at the 19th Annual Soroptimist Garden Gala .
OLYMPIC BIRDFEST
April 7 - 9
The Olympic Peninsula is a great place to bird watch. BirdFest is timed to overlap wintering birds and the beginning of spring migration . BirdFest.
Thank you for your interest in Sequim, Washington on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula.   There are a lot of ways to stay current with the latest news.  Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter and visit our website for comprehensive information.  We look forward to seeing you in Sunny Sequim!

Sincerely,

Barbara Hanna
City of Sequim
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