Olympic Peninsula adventures sprinkled with history

Sequim Holiday Inn Express

Our Holiday Inn Express hotel is designed to give the guest more value than what they are expecting from the typical, limited-services hotel experience. We are the gateway to the Olympic National Park, a World Heritage Site.

Sequim Quality Inn & Suites

Located in the sun-belt of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, the Quality Inn & Suites® hotel is only a short drive from tranquil Lake Crescent and the inspiring views of Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park.

The Black Bear Diner, Sequim

We specialized in full-size portions of good home-cooking served with a big dose of fun. When we serve your meal you'll say "Wow!" Next door to the Sequim Holiday Inn Express .

Washington National Parks Fund

The only philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to supporting Olympic, Mount Rainier and North Cascades National Parks. Donors choose the priority project they would like to fund.


Adventure stories sprinkled with a dash of history and a bit of science. The Olympic Peninsula is a magical mix of sea and mountains, farmland and forest, rivers and sky, so whether you're planning a family backpacking trip or you're an armchair traveler, our goal is to inform, inspire and entertain you.

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