Photos That Show Why Sequim is the Lavender Capital of North America
I bet when you imagine lavender fields, the beauty of Provence, France pops up in your head, right? While Provence definitely has the monopoly on the lavender game, if you're based in the USA and don't have the ability to get to France, there's an alternative.
Nestled on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State is a town called Sequim. It's considered to be the lavender capital of North America and there's a reason why. The weather creates the perfect climate for the lavender to thrive, therefore there are tons of farms in the area that make this their specialty. Every July, there's a giant lavender festival that encourages tourists from all over the world to come and frolic through the fields and purchase lavender-infused products to take home.
On a recent road trip to the Olympic Peninsula, I tried to hit up as many lavender fields as I could before heading home. While I went a little early in the season and the purple wasn't at its fullest power yet, it was still delightful to see each farm and see which ones I'd want to return to in the future. Each of them has their own personality and activities to do. Many have ice cream shops, chicken farms, and pick-your-own areas, while some have beautiful backdrops of old-style barns or houses. You can't go wrong with whatever farms you choose to visit. Just Google lavender farms in Sequim and hit as many as you can if you visit. Don't forget your camera.