Guidebook for Olympia

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Guidebook for Olympia

Food Scene
Different, unique menu.
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Iron Rabbit Restaurant & Bar
2103 Harrison Avenue Northwest
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Different, unique menu.
Fantastic breakfast and close to farmers market.
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The Bread Peddler
222 Capitol Way North
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Fantastic breakfast and close to farmers market.
Best happy hour in town and best view!
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Anthony's Hearthfire Grill Olympia
1675 Marine Drive Northeast
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Best happy hour in town and best view!
Excellent atmosphere and food. After work crowd for gathering in the bar. Excellent venue for parties.
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Waterstreet Cafe
610 Water Street Southwest
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Excellent atmosphere and food. After work crowd for gathering in the bar. Excellent venue for parties.
Artesian well to craft local beers. My favorite veggie burger and tots location. Yum.
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McMenamins Spar Café
114 4th Avenue East
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Artesian well to craft local beers. My favorite veggie burger and tots location. Yum.
Drinks & Nightlife
Fantastic view with incredible drinks.
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Swing Wine Bar
825 Columbia Street Southwest
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Fantastic view with incredible drinks.
The most amazing Whiskey Bread dessert and unique setting, drinks and food.
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Dillinger's Cocktails, Kitchen & Rum Room
404 Washington Street Southeast
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The most amazing Whiskey Bread dessert and unique setting, drinks and food.
Sightseeing
They offer an amazing tour that is unique to each tour guide. Love the building and history.
Capital Buildings & Grounds
210 11th Avenue Southwest
They offer an amazing tour that is unique to each tour guide. Love the building and history.
Beautiful lake for many walkers and joggers. A fountain for children to play in during warmer days.
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Capitol Lake Park
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Beautiful lake for many walkers and joggers. A fountain for children to play in during warmer days.
Percival Landing is 3.38 acres and is one of Olympia's three waterfront parks and is located on the east side of Budd Bay on the southern most tip of Puget Sound. This popular park and tourist destination is in the heart of downtown and is a hub for gatherings, social interaction and public celebrations.
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Percival Landing Park
217 Thurston Avenue Northwest
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Percival Landing is 3.38 acres and is one of Olympia's three waterfront parks and is located on the east side of Budd Bay on the southern most tip of Puget Sound. This popular park and tourist destination is in the heart of downtown and is a hub for gatherings, social interaction and public celebrations. 
It houses a a one-half mile scenic loop trail along the Deschutes River and three cascading waterfalls, with interpretive signs featuring pictures that illustrate the history of the area. Glimpse the old Olympic Brewery from the lower falls. In spring, the rhododendrons, one of many native plants in the park, add beauty to the area when they bloom, generally around early May.
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Tumwater Falls Park
110 Deschutes Parkway Southwest
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It houses a a one-half mile scenic loop trail along the Deschutes River and three cascading waterfalls, with interpretive signs featuring pictures that illustrate the history of the area. Glimpse the old Olympic Brewery from the lower falls. In spring, the rhododendrons, one of many native plants in the park, add beauty to the area when they bloom, generally around early May.
Parks & Nature
Beautiful easy walking trail with an abundant wildlife of birds.
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Service Trail
Beautiful easy walking trail with an abundant wildlife of birds.
5 mile hike. Take a picnic and explore its many nature trails, let your kids play on the playground, or simply relax and enjoy the surroundings. Originally the site of a church and mission, the park is now an excellent place for birdwatching, hiking and wildlife-spotting. A steep trail heads down to the beach, which is a fascinating place to play at low tide.
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Priest Point Park
2600 East Bay Drive Northeast
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5 mile hike. Take a picnic and explore its many nature trails, let your kids play on the playground, or simply relax and enjoy the surroundings. Originally the site of a church and mission, the park is now an excellent place for birdwatching, hiking and wildlife-spotting. A steep trail heads down to the beach, which is a fascinating place to play at low tide.
This tiny park just north of the City of Olympia covers 50 acres and features a trail leading to 1100 feet of beachfront wandering on Budd Inlet. The trails here boast rhododendrons in the spring and Western Washington's signature lush greenery all year round. In addition to views of Puget Sound, you'll also enjoy a glimpse of the dome of the State Capitol and the majestic Olympic Mountains to the west.
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Burfoot Park
6927 Boston Harbor Road Northeast
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This tiny park just north of the City of Olympia covers 50 acres and features a trail leading to 1100 feet of beachfront wandering on Budd Inlet. The trails here boast rhododendrons in the spring and Western Washington's signature lush greenery all year round. In addition to views of Puget Sound, you'll also enjoy a glimpse of the dome of the State Capitol and the majestic Olympic Mountains to the west.
http://olympiawa.gov/city-services/parks/parks-and-trails.aspx
City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation
222 Columbia St NW
http://olympiawa.gov/city-services/parks/parks-and-trails.aspx
I love this park. My favorite. I first went here because I was told this place is loaded with bats at night. I would say maybe 5-10 in the evening. Lots of seals and Sea Lions on the floating docks in the water. Lots of birds, oysters, eagles. You can even Kayak there. I bike here several times in the summer on the Chehalis trail.
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Woodard Bay Conservation Area
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I love this park. My favorite. I first went here because I was told this place is loaded with bats at night. I would say maybe 5-10 in the evening. Lots of seals and Sea Lions on the floating docks in the water. Lots of birds, oysters, eagles. You can even Kayak there. I bike here several times in the summer on the Chehalis trail.
Shopping
A central location for "staple" shopping stores.
Capital Mall Station
625 Black Lake Blvd SW
A central location for "staple" shopping stores.
Getting Around
Main bus station in Olympia
11th at Capitol [WB]
110 11th Ave SE
Main bus station in Olympia
State Avenue Northeast
Train station
Centennial Station
6600 Yelm Hwy SE
Train station
Greyhound:Bus Station
107 7th Ave SE
International Airport
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Aeroporto Internacional de Seattle-Tacoma
17801 International Boulevard
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International Airport
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
2802 Pacific Ave SE
Airport Shuttle. Fantastic service!
Capital Aeroporter Airport Shuttle
2745 29th Ave SW
Airport Shuttle. Fantastic service!
Essentials
This store has a bakery, Subway, Starbucks with the best baristas in Olympia, a Sushi bar, post office, DMV, and a quirky gift selection. A local favorite for sure. In season, fresh Spooner berries and girl scouts for cookies.
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Ralph's Thriftway
1908 4th Avenue East
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This store has a bakery, Subway, Starbucks with the best baristas in Olympia, a Sushi bar, post office, DMV, and a quirky gift selection. A local favorite for sure. In season, fresh Spooner berries and girl scouts for cookies.