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Guidebook for Olympia

Stephanie

Guidebook for Olympia

Food Scene
Vegan, gluten free cafe. It's a new place in town and a new favorite! Currently only open until 6 p.m. Check website for updates/phone: http://www.littlegeneralolympia.com/
Little General Food Shop
500 Capitol Way South
Vegan, gluten free cafe. It's a new place in town and a new favorite! Currently only open until 6 p.m. Check website for updates/phone: http://www.littlegeneralolympia.com/
Farm fresh food, excellent honey and local crafts. Open Saturdays 10-3 Jan 7 - Mar 25. Check online for updates. http://www.olympiafarmersmarket.com/
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The Olympia Farmers Market
700 Capitol Way North
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Farm fresh food, excellent honey and local crafts. Open Saturdays 10-3 Jan 7 - Mar 25. Check online for updates. http://www.olympiafarmersmarket.com/
Great food - Vegan, GF/DF options, drink menu Calling for reservations is recommended - they only serve a certain number per evening. (360) 754-4414 http://www.themarkolympia.com/
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The Mark Olympia
407 Columbia Street Southwest
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Great food - Vegan, GF/DF options, drink menu Calling for reservations is recommended - they only serve a certain number per evening. (360) 754-4414 http://www.themarkolympia.com/
Food, crafts, music - I enjoy it, thought you may as well!
Olympia Farmers Market
Food, crafts, music - I enjoy it, thought you may as well!
I'm putting this under dessert because they serve Olympic Mountain Ice Cream!! They also serve sandwiches, and it's only one block from the Farmer's Market (Farmer's Market hrs: Thurs - Sun 10-3)
Sidewalk Cafe
601 Capitol Way N
I'm putting this under dessert because they serve Olympic Mountain Ice Cream!! They also serve sandwiches, and it's only one block from the Farmer's Market (Farmer's Market hrs: Thurs - Sun 10-3)
Coffee and Gelato - How could you go wrong? :) http://www.theolympian.com/news/business/article115032663.html Across from The Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Hawley's Gelato and Coffee
511 Washington St SE
Coffee and Gelato - How could you go wrong? :) http://www.theolympian.com/news/business/article115032663.html Across from The Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Thai restaurant. Great reviews from previous guests! And I have enjoyed it as well.
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Lemon Grass Restaurant
212 4th Avenue West
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Thai restaurant. Great reviews from previous guests! And I have enjoyed it as well.
Great reviews. "At Hart's Mesa we specialize in classic American and Latin inspired breakfast/brunch dishes created with the freshest local ingredients." https://www.facebook.com/hartsmesa
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Hart's Mesa
903 Rogers St NW
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Great reviews. "At Hart's Mesa we specialize in classic American and Latin inspired breakfast/brunch dishes created with the freshest local ingredients." https://www.facebook.com/hartsmesa
http://www.newmooncafe.coop/menu.html
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New Moon Cooperative Cafe
113 4th Avenue West
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http://www.newmooncafe.coop/menu.html
- I hear they have wonderful biscuits and gravy. - If you're trying to hit all of the McMenamins, which I guess is a thing :) https://www.mcmenamins.com/spar-cafe
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McMenamins Spar Café
114 4th Avenue East
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- I hear they have wonderful biscuits and gravy. - If you're trying to hit all of the McMenamins, which I guess is a thing :) https://www.mcmenamins.com/spar-cafe
Vegan cafe, great prices. Soy and gluten free options available.
Wayside Cafe and Deli
609 Capitol Way S
Vegan cafe, great prices. Soy and gluten free options available.
Drinks & Nightlife
Alternative Folk/Jazz music often on weekends. Good whiskey selection! Wear layers - it's a bit chilly in the winter.
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Rhythm and Rye
311 Capitol Way North
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Alternative Folk/Jazz music often on weekends. Good whiskey selection! Wear layers - it's a bit chilly in the winter.
Parks & Nature
Nice trails through part of Capitol State Forest. Lots of birds! http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/mclane-creek
McLane Creek Nature Trail
Nice trails through part of Capitol State Forest. Lots of birds! http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/mclane-creek
Walking distance from your stay here. It's a really nice, short, often quiet walk. See the pictures on the listing for location.
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Watershed Park
2500 Henderson Blvd SE
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Walking distance from your stay here. It's a really nice, short, often quiet walk. See the pictures on the listing for location.
Mount Rainier National Park: It takes about 2 hours to Paradise (the most accessible of the visitor centers). Paradise has a nice restaurant in the lodge and a helpful cafeteria near the Visitor Center, a quite informative museum on the NP and the area. You may find the back roads from Olympia to Nisqually helpful to avoid heavier traffic.
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Parque Nacional do Monte Rainier
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Mount Rainier National Park: It takes about 2 hours to Paradise (the most accessible of the visitor centers). Paradise has a nice restaurant in the lodge and a helpful cafeteria near the Visitor Center, a quite informative museum on the NP and the area. You may find the back roads from Olympia to Nisqually helpful to avoid heavier traffic.
Mount St Helens: The first Visitor Center for Mount St Helens is located just 1 1/2 hour South on 101 not very far from I-5. To see the mountain and the more comprehensive Visitor Center is another hour drive East. Also, check out the Ape Caves! But be sure you have sturdy shoes and a headlamp... this is not an ordinary hike!
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Mount St Helens: The first Visitor Center for Mount St Helens is located just 1 1/2 hour South on 101 not very far from I-5. To see the mountain and the more comprehensive Visitor Center is another hour drive East. Also, check out the Ape Caves! But be sure you have sturdy shoes and a headlamp... this is not an ordinary hike!
It takes about 3 hrs to drive Hurricane Ridge, the most popular entry point for the Olympic NP. A cafeteria & a Visitor Center serve the area. In the summer there are nice trails to follow from here. It's another hour to get to Lake Crescent, another must see location in the area. Look for Crescent Lodge for food options and for the best views of the lake; kayaking and other water activities from here. If you want to close the circle it's another 45 minutes to Forks (from the Twilight saga), and many hiking trails begin from the area both from the NP and from the State Forests surrounding the town. From Forks back to Olympia it's faster to keep on driving South on 101 till you reach 12 East.
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Península Olympic
3002 Mt Angeles Rd
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It takes about 3 hrs to drive Hurricane Ridge, the most popular entry point for the Olympic NP. A cafeteria & a Visitor Center serve the area. In the summer there are nice trails to follow from here. It's another hour to get to Lake Crescent, another must see location in the area. Look for Crescent Lodge for food options and for the best views of the lake; kayaking and other water activities from here. If you want to close the circle it's another 45 minutes to Forks (from the Twilight saga), and many hiking trails begin from the area both from the NP and from the State Forests surrounding the town. From Forks back to Olympia it's faster to keep on driving South on 101 till you reach 12 East.
http://www.capitolforest.com/ Hiking, trail running, mountain biking, or driving (it's not all paved road). See the site above for details!
Capitol Forest
http://www.capitolforest.com/ Hiking, trail running, mountain biking, or driving (it's not all paved road). See the site above for details!
A gorgeous, challenging hike. Located about 1.5 hours from Olympia. Mountain goat sightings :-) There are lower and upper trailheads. My recollection is that the lower section is not very difficult, but it is time consuming, so if you are looking for the challenge, and are time-limited, consider starting at the upper trailhead. See WTA or other sites for more information: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/mount-ellinor
Mount Ellinor
A gorgeous, challenging hike. Located about 1.5 hours from Olympia. Mountain goat sightings :-) There are lower and upper trailheads. My recollection is that the lower section is not very difficult, but it is time consuming, so if you are looking for the challenge, and are time-limited, consider starting at the upper trailhead. See WTA or other sites for more information: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/mount-ellinor
A nice park for a casual hike - with woods and water. It's only about 15 minutes from the studio. http://olympiawa.gov/community/parks/parks-and-trails/priest-point-park
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Priest Point Park
2600 East Bay Drive Northeast
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A nice park for a casual hike - with woods and water. It's only about 15 minutes from the studio. http://olympiawa.gov/community/parks/parks-and-trails/priest-point-park
There's a nice walking trail around the lake. I park at Olympia Supply on Columbia, and walk from there.
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Capitol Lake
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There's a nice walking trail around the lake. I park at Olympia Supply on Columbia, and walk from there.
Essentials
Many organic, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options.
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Olympia Food Co-op
3111 Pacific Avenue Southeast
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Many organic, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options.
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Trader Joe's
1530 Black Lake Boulevard Southwest
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Entertainment & Activities
Local theater located in downtown Olympia. They often show older or indie-type movies. In winter, dress in layers or bring a small blanket - it's an older building and can be chilly for those who run cold. Excellent organic popcorn with do-it-yourself toppings!! Hot tea and various snacks also available.
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Capitol Theater
206 5th Avenue Southeast
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Local theater located in downtown Olympia. They often show older or indie-type movies. In winter, dress in layers or bring a small blanket - it's an older building and can be chilly for those who run cold. Excellent organic popcorn with do-it-yourself toppings!! Hot tea and various snacks also available.
Getting Around
Budget Car Rental
4424 Lacey Blvd SE
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
2802 Pacific Ave SE
Amtrak Train Station
Centennial Station
6600 Yelm Hwy SE
Amtrak Train Station
Everything Else
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Olympia
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