Things to do in Sequim, WA | Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm

Things to do in Sequim, WA

Sequim lies within the rainshadow of the Olympic Mountains and receives on average less than 15 inches (380 mm) of rain per year, about the same as Los Angeles, California. Yet the city is fairly close to some of the wettest temperate rainforests in the United States. This climate anomaly is sometimes called the blue hole of Sequim.

The city and the surrounding area are particularly known for the commercial cultivation of lavender, supported by the unique climate: it makes Sequim the “Lavender Capital of North America”, rivaled only in France. The area is also known for its Dungeness crab. Sequim is also home to a herd of Roosevelt Elk that can be seen grazing in local fields.

The City of Sequim is the cultural center for the Sequim-Dungeness Valley offering a wide range of shopping resources, restaurants, and activities.  While you’re visiting be sure to explore Sequim’s charming downtown full of locally owned shops, catch a live theatre performance at Olympic Theatre Arts, and enjoy a meal at one of our fine restaurants.  And don’t miss one of our famous festivals including the Sequim Irrigation Festival, the longest running festival in the State of Washington, and Sequim Lavender Weekend, the nations premier lavender celebration.

Recommended Places to See


Cracked Bean - Our go to coffee shop, closest to the farm.

Hurricane Coffee - Coffee and Pastries in downtown Sequim.


Pacific Pantry: The best food in Sequim! Pizza, salads, sandwiches, soups.

F'n Chips: Delicious fish and chips, chowder.

Rainshadow Cafe:  Simple, wholesome food crafted in house. Small batch, organic coffee, Local Beer, Wine, Cider

Salty Girls: World class seafood from sustainable farms

Alderwood Bistro:  A changing menu of local, wood-fired New American fare served in a simple spot with garden tables.

Sunshine Cafe:  Amazing food with a southern flare. 

Tedescos:  Traditional and modern Italian favorites.

BarHop: Craft Beer and Artisan Pizza

Shadowline Burgers: Creative and delicious burgers. 

101 Diner: Classic 50's diner.

Dockside Grill:  Northwest cuisine in an elegant, yet casual atmosphere on the waterfront (Great Seafood and Crab)

Cedars at Dungeness -(Stymies and Double Eagle) -  Both restaurants at the beautiful Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course.  Great for crab!


Farm Stands

Chi's Farm: 142 Towne Rd, Sequim

River Run:  2800 Woodcock Road Sequim

Tampopo:  2800 Woodcock Road Sequim (at the River Run Stand)

The Farm: (closest to Jardin du Soleil) 1701 Sequim Dungeness Way

Sophies:  758 Evans Rd



Dungeness Valley Creamery: Family owned raw milk dairy

The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge: The world's longest sand spit

Railroad Bridge Park: Beautiful setting over the Dungeness River