Hayley's Guidebook

Hayley

Hayley's Guidebook

Coffee shops
Great coffee shop and clothing boutique.
Ember Goods
422 Washington Street Southeast
Great coffee shop and clothing boutique.
Great coffee and I think they have the best chai in town.
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Olympia Coffee Roasting
600 4th Avenue East
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Great coffee and I think they have the best chai in town.
Vegan cafe, great grab and go food and coffee. We love the breakfast burrito. Also has an great patio upstairs for outside dining.
The Park Side Cafe
1909 Harrison Ave NW
Vegan cafe, great grab and go food and coffee. We love the breakfast burrito. Also has an great patio upstairs for outside dining.
Food scene
Has the most delicious pastries around! However, it’s all take out so great to grab and go for a walk.
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Left Bank Pastry
916 4th Ave E
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Has the most delicious pastries around! However, it’s all take out so great to grab and go for a walk.
Delicious gelato and has vegan options.
Sofie's Scoops Gelato
222 Capitol Way North
Delicious gelato and has vegan options.
Tapas style food and great cocktails and wine. Plus a great view of capitol lake.
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Swing Wine Bar
825 Columbia Street Southwest
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Tapas style food and great cocktails and wine. Plus a great view of capitol lake.
Great vegan comfort food. We love the cauliflower wings and the Mac and cheese.
Wayside Cafe and Deli
609 Capitol Way S
Great vegan comfort food. We love the cauliflower wings and the Mac and cheese.
A new place in town and has great sushi and is usually pretty quiet and easy to get seating.
Asahi Sushi
106 Legion Way Southeast
A new place in town and has great sushi and is usually pretty quiet and easy to get seating.
A nicer restaurant, good seafood selection and they own a local oyster farm on the bay.
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Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar
222 Capitol Way N
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A nicer restaurant, good seafood selection and they own a local oyster farm on the bay.
If you are familiar with Mcmenamins then you know the style. They have a great brunch/breakfast. We love the huevos rancheros and they also have great Cajun tater tots.
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McMenamins Spar Café
114 4th Avenue East
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If you are familiar with Mcmenamins then you know the style. They have a great brunch/breakfast. We love the huevos rancheros and they also have great Cajun tater tots.
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State & Central
1415 State Ave NE
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Sweetlees ice cream
2411 Harrison Avenue Northwest
Good food and the best margaritas in town!
koko's Lounge
325 4th Avenue East
Good food and the best margaritas in town!
Octapas Cafe
414 4th Avenue East
Bars/breweries
Great outside seating on the patio and a huge beer selection. Great place for a quick beer or cider before or after dinner.
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Oly Taproom
312 Columbia Street Northwest
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Great outside seating on the patio and a huge beer selection. Great place for a quick beer or cider before or after dinner.
Has great cider, we like the sampler best that way you can try a few different ones. All outside seating and you can order from the food trucks while you enjoy your cider.
Whitewood Cider Co. Tasting Room & Taproom
728 4th Ave E
Has great cider, we like the sampler best that way you can try a few different ones. All outside seating and you can order from the food trucks while you enjoy your cider.
Great outside seating and beer selection. There are a few food trucks to order food from as well.
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Northwest Beerwerks
420 Steele Street Southeast
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Great outside seating and beer selection. There are a few food trucks to order food from as well.
Great sports bar if wanting to watch a game. They have a good beer selection and decent bar food. They also have a great lemon drop!
Nicole's Bar
109 Legion Way Southwest
Great sports bar if wanting to watch a game. They have a good beer selection and decent bar food. They also have a great lemon drop!
Great spot for a beer and to play pool. It’s also one of the oldest bars in Olympia. Casual and dive barish
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Eastside Club Tavern
410 4th Avenue East
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Great spot for a beer and to play pool. It’s also one of the oldest bars in Olympia. Casual and dive barish
An Olympia local favorite. Total dive bar with cheap drinks! We recommend the whiskey ginger. They are cash only.
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The Brotherhood Lounge
119 Capitol Way North
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An Olympia local favorite. Total dive bar with cheap drinks! We recommend the whiskey ginger. They are cash only.
Outdoor activities
Great place to walk, hike, or trail run. There are lots of options and access to walking along the water.
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Priest Point Park
2600 East Bay Drive Northeast
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Great place to walk, hike, or trail run. There are lots of options and access to walking along the water.
Great place to walk along the water or watch the sunset.
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Burfoot Park
6927 Boston Harbor Road Northeast
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Great place to walk along the water or watch the sunset.
Another great sunset spot. You can also grab an ice cream cone or a beer from the store at the marina while you walk around and enjoy the sunset or even rent a kayak.
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Boston Harbor Marina
312 73rd Avenue Northeast
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Another great sunset spot. You can also grab an ice cream cone or a beer from the store at the marina while you walk around and enjoy the sunset or even rent a kayak.
Great place for a walk, there is a boardwalk that goes out into the bay and is really beautiful.
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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
100 Brown Farm Road Northeast
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Great place for a walk, there is a boardwalk that goes out into the bay and is really beautiful.
Another great park to go for a walk and to access the water.
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Tolmie State Park
7730 61st Ave NE
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Another great park to go for a walk and to access the water.
Pretty place to walk around the lake about 1.5 miles around. You can also take the switchbacks up to the capitol and walk around there as well.
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Capitol Lake Park
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Pretty place to walk around the lake about 1.5 miles around. You can also take the switchbacks up to the capitol and walk around there as well.
Hiking
Hiking trails that we love that are all between 1-3 hour drive from Olympia.
About 1.5hour drive from Olympia, relatively easy day hike to the lake about 7 miles round trip. Can get very busy on the weekend.
Lena Lake
About 1.5hour drive from Olympia, relatively easy day hike to the lake about 7 miles round trip. Can get very busy on the weekend.
An amazing hike! Pretty steep going up but definitely worth it. 8 miles round trip.
Mount Townsend
An amazing hike! Pretty steep going up but definitely worth it. 8 miles round trip.
About an hour drive and only 3.5 miles to the top from the upper trail head but it’s very steep!
Mount Ellinor
About an hour drive and only 3.5 miles to the top from the upper trail head but it’s very steep!
Not a hike but we definitely recommend stopping by here if you are out exploring the hood canal. Great outdoor seating and delicious oysters, salmon chowder, and grilled cheese.
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Hama Hama Farm Store
35846 U.S. 101
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Not a hike but we definitely recommend stopping by here if you are out exploring the hood canal. Great outdoor seating and delicious oysters, salmon chowder, and grilled cheese.
A bit of a longer drive, over 3 hours but definitely beautiful and lots of hiking options in this area.
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Sol Duc Falls
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A bit of a longer drive, over 3 hours but definitely beautiful and lots of hiking options in this area.
About 1.5-2 hour drive from Olympia to the entrance. There is a fee to enter the National Park. There is great hiking here some of the hikes we are like Summerland (8.5 miles), Mt Fremont lookout (3 miles), Skyline (5 miles), Naches Loop (3.5 miles), Glacier Basin (3.5 miles), Tolkien peak (6.5 miles). If you aren’t much of a hiker there are amazing views from the car or a short walk.
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Parque Nacional do Monte Rainier
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About 1.5-2 hour drive from Olympia to the entrance. There is a fee to enter the National Park. There is great hiking here some of the hikes we are like Summerland (8.5 miles), Mt Fremont lookout (3 miles), Skyline (5 miles), Naches Loop (3.5 miles), Glacier Basin (3.5 miles), Tolkien peak (6.5 miles). If you aren’t much of a hiker there are amazing views from the car or a short walk.
About 1 hr 15 min drive from Olympia. There are some hiking trails in this area or a great spot to have a picnic by the lake. Very close to HoodSport where you can stop and grab lunch or an ice cream.
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Lake Cushman
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About 1 hr 15 min drive from Olympia. There are some hiking trails in this area or a great spot to have a picnic by the lake. Very close to HoodSport where you can stop and grab lunch or an ice cream.
A bit of longer drive about 3.5-4 hours but very beautiful!
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Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
18113 Upper Hoh Road
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A bit of longer drive about 3.5-4 hours but very beautiful!
Gym/yoga
A few places in case you are wanting to get a work out in while in town.
Great teachers, a variety of classes and the studio is clean and designed well.
True Self Yoga
2727 Westmoor Ct SW
Great teachers, a variety of classes and the studio is clean and designed well.
Has a variety of classes circuit and yoga. They also have a infrared sauna and salt room.
ATHENA FITNESS AND WELLNESS
3330 Pacific Avenue Southeast
Has a variety of classes circuit and yoga. They also have a infrared sauna and salt room.
Neither of us do CrossFit but there is an option in town.
CrossFit Olympia
503 Cherry Street Southeast
Neither of us do CrossFit but there is an option in town.
Family/kids
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Hands On Children's Museum
414 Jefferson Street Northeast
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A fun place to paint ceramics if you are here for a few days and able to pick up once done. They also have ice cream!
Painted Plate
412 Washington Street Southeast
A fun place to paint ceramics if you are here for a few days and able to pick up once done. They also have ice cream!
Nice park with a spray ground for kids to play in when hot. There is also tennis courts and pickle ball.
Woodruff Park
1500 Harrison Ave NW
Nice park with a spray ground for kids to play in when hot. There is also tennis courts and pickle ball.
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Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
11610 Trek Drive East
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