You Don’t Have To Be A Washington Local To Enjoy A Weekend Getaway In Olympia

Sometimes you visit a place and really start wondering what it would be like to live there. Usually, such musings occur when you explore a far-off exotic destination, but if you happen to love your life in Washington and the Pacific Northwest, it’s easy to let your mind wander when you visit one of our local gems.

Olympia is such a place, at least for those who prefer a small-town vibe with plenty of urban amenities. Washington’s capital city isn’t without its problems, of course. But between its picturesque waterfront location, charming downtown area, and unbelievably fantastic food scene, it isn’t hard to imagine waking up to views of Budd Inlet each morning and treating yourself to a Left Bank Pastry delight on Sundays.

If nothing else, you owe it to yourself to play tourist here for a weekend. My family does so a few times a year, and every time we leave saying, “We could probably live here…”

Ready to experience Olympia for yourself? Design your dream trip with the help of the Experience Olympia site and their trusted team of local experts.

Address: Olympia, WA, USA
Address: Washington State Capitol Building, 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98504, USA
Address: Left Bank Pastry, 1001 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98506, USA
Address: Olympia Farmers Market Pavilion, 700 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501, USA
Address: Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls (formerly Tumwater Falls Park), 110 Deschutes Way SW, Tumwater, WA 98501, USA
Address: Olympia Oyster House, 320 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501, USA
Address: 222 Market, 222 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501, USA