Olympia Travel Guide

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You're Going to Love Olympia

The Washington State capital of Olympia is the perfect place to take in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest's evergreen population and eclectic culture.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Olympia

What to do in Olympia

When to Visit Olympia

The best time to visit Olympia is between May and September, when the weather is more temperate and there is a better opportunity to explore Washington State's natural beauty.

Average temperatures
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When the weather is nice in Olympia

How to Get to Olympia

Airlines serving Olympia

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KLM
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Where to Stay in Olympia

The Hilton Garden Inn is located right by Watershed Park with a close connection to downtown Olympia. The Governor Hotel is right in the middle of downtown Olympia, close to the capitol building as well as many restaurants and bars.

Popular Neighborhoods in Olympia

Where to stay in popular areas of Olympia

Most booked hotels in Olympia

How to Get Around Olympia

The Cost of Living in Olympia

Shopping Streets

The Olympia Farmers Market is the best spot to shop for groceries and local handicrafts, open between March and October. The Capital Mall is the main shopping center with international brands selling clothes, jewelry, and homewares.

Groceries and Other

The main grocery stores are the Bayview Thriftway and the Olympia Food Co-op. A dozen eggs costs $3.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
$12.75
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
$41.17
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
$1.25
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$4.17

Where to Eat in Olympia

McMenamin's Spar Café has been serving as a cultural hub of the city since 1930 with regular movie screenings and quiz nights. The restaurant serves mainly American fare, costing around $40 for two people.

Most popular restaurants in Olympia

Anthony's Hearthfire Grill Olympia
Steak
Excellent (180 reviews)
Fujiyama Japanese Steak House & Bar - Olympia
Japanese
Excellent (156 reviews)
Anthony's HomePort Olympia
Seafood
Excellent (150 reviews)
Gardner's
Gardner's
$$$$
Seafood
Excellent (126 reviews)
Swing Wine Bar
Contemporary American
Excellent (110 reviews)
Dockside Bistro
Northwest
Excellent (88 reviews)
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