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!
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.
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Anthony's Homeport Olympia
704 Columbia St NW
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Mercato Ristorante
111 Market Street NW
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Olympia Oyster House
320 4th Ave W
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Fish Tale Brewpub
515 Jefferson Street Southeast
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Well 80 Brewhouse
514 4th Ave E
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Tugboat Annie's
2100 West Bay Drive Northwest
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Uptown Grill
514 Capitol Way South
Mediterranean Breeze
2302 Harrison Ave NW
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Ricardo's Kitchen + Bar
5211 Lacey Boulevard Southeast
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Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar
222 Capitol Way N
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Octapas Cafe
414 4th Avenue East
Da Nang Restaurant
116 4th Ave E
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Lemon Grass Restaurant
212 4th Avenue West
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Curry Corner
9408 Martin Way Southeast
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Dirty Dave's Pizza Parlor
3939 Martin Way E
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Martin Way Diner
2423 4th Avenue East
Koko's Restaurant and Tequila Bar
325 4th Avenue West
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Left Bank Pastry
916 4th Ave E
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Basilico Ristorante
507 Capitol Way South
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Pizzeria La Gitana - Olympia
518 Capitol Way S
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Sushi House
2000 Black Lake Blvd SW

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.
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Northwest Beerwerks
420 Steele Street Southeast
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Fatso's Bar & Grill
3205 Martin Way E
Nicole's Bar
109 Legion Way Southwest
Charlie's Bar & Grill
620 4th Ave E
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The Brotherhood Lounge
119 Capitol Way North
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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.
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Archibald Sisters
406 Capitol Way South
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Compass Rose
416 Capitol Way South
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Drees of Olympia
524 Washington St SE
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Captain Little
121 5th Avenue Southeast
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Buck's Fifth Avenue Spice Shope
209 5th Ave SE
Thompson's Furniture & Gift
5407 Capitol Boulevard South
Barnes & Noble
1530 Black Lake Blvd SW
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The Olympia Farmers Market
700 Capitol Way North
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Belleza Ropa Clothing and Shoes
101 Capitol Way North
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Childhood's End Gallery LLC
222 4th Avenue West
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Shipwreck Beads
8560 Commerce Place Drive Northeast
The Legislative Gift Center is committed to promoting the State of Washington and the goods produced around the state.
Legislative Gift Center
416 Sid Snyder Avenue Southwest
The Legislative Gift Center is committed to promoting the State of Washington and the goods produced around the state.

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.
Albertsons
3520 Pacific Ave SE
Walmart Supercenter
1401 Galaxy Drive Northeast
Fred Meyer
700 Sleater Kinney Road Southeast
Rite Aid
691 Sleater Kinney Rd SE
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Bayview Thriftway
516 4th Avenue West
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Walgreens
1510 Cooper Point Rd SW

Getting around

Capital Aeroporter Airport Shuttle
2745 29th Ave SW
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
1219 Carpenter Rd SE
Hertz Car Rental
7645 Old Hwy 99 SE
Intercity Transit
222 State Avenue Northwest
Aeroporto Internacional de Seattle-Tacoma
17801 International Boulevard
Portland Airport (PDX)
Greyhound:Bus Station
107 7th Ave SE
Amtrak Lacey Station
6600 Yelm Hwy SE
RediCab Olympia Taxi
120 State Avenue Northeast