Sequim, Washington ♥ Coastal Washington’s sunniest town has the blue sky and outdoorsy vibe you’d expect, but lots of surprises too. if you’ve heard of Sequim (pronounced skwim) and its sunny skies, you’ve probably also heard that its world revolves around lavender. But young farmers—and bakers, chefs, and winemakers— have put down roots in Sequim, and now artisanal and organic are becoming the norm.
Port Townsend. 56 mi from Seattle. The entry point to the wilderness of Olympic National Park, this artsy enclave also has a lovely Victorian-era downtown. Dubbed the “City of Dreams,” the spread certainly is a bit dreamy: there are lots of chic boutiques, a cluster of seafood restaurants along the waterfront, and a yacht- and sailboat-dotted harbor. Take it all in, then explore the surrounding beaches and wilderness on foot.