Guidebook for Olympia

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Guidebook for Olympia

Food Scene
Amazing pastries also sold at Olympia Farmer's Market and Olympia Coffee Roasters.
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Left Bank Pastry
916 4th Ave E
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Amazing pastries also sold at Olympia Farmer's Market and Olympia Coffee Roasters.
Grocery store specializing in local and organic food.
Farm Fresh Market
2010 Black Lake Blvd SW
Grocery store specializing in local and organic food.
Eclectic local shop featuring mostly organic takes on classic cafe faire.
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New Traditions Fair Trade
300 5th Avenue Southwest
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Eclectic local shop featuring mostly organic takes on classic cafe faire.
Local, whole grain and organic bakery run by incredible people, local icon and favorite with free live music on Sundays.
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Blue Heron Bakery
4419 Harrison Ave NW
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Local, whole grain and organic bakery run by incredible people, local icon and favorite with free live music on Sundays.
Immersive playspace for children from 1-12; a fantastic place to take the kids on a rainy day.
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Hands On Children's Museum
414 Jefferson Street Northeast
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Immersive playspace for children from 1-12; a fantastic place to take the kids on a rainy day.
One of the few fine dining options in town.
La Petite Maison
101 Division St NW
One of the few fine dining options in town.
One of our favorite speciality grocery stores in town, family owned with a wide selection of house made goods.
Arirang Asian Market (Korean Grocery Market)
7940 Martin Way E
One of our favorite speciality grocery stores in town, family owned with a wide selection of house made goods.
Great way to sample the bounty of Thurston County, visit their website for updated seasonal hours. A variety of beautiful walks can be taken from here, leave your car and explore downtown or percival landing.
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The Olympia Farmers Market
700 Capitol Way North
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Great way to sample the bounty of Thurston County, visit their website for updated seasonal hours. A variety of beautiful walks can be taken from here, leave your car and explore downtown or percival landing.
Great produce selection when the Farmer's Market's hours dwindle in winter, Jay's is open everyday!
Jay's Farm Stand
4315 Harrison Avenue Northwest
Great produce selection when the Farmer's Market's hours dwindle in winter, Jay's is open everyday!
French cheese store, right in downtown Oly!
The Mouse Trap
408 Washington St SE
French cheese store, right in downtown Oly!
Best diner in Olympia.
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King Solomon's Reef
212 4th Avenue East
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Best diner in Olympia.
Crossover/fusion mexican food with great bar (kombucha cocktails).
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Quality Burrito
213 4th Avenue East
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Crossover/fusion mexican food with great bar (kombucha cocktails).
Parks & Nature
Beautiful scenic hike through gorgeous forest filled with salamanders and salmon spawning.
McLane Creek Nature Trail
Beautiful scenic hike through gorgeous forest filled with salamanders and salmon spawning.
Gorgeous territorial views and hiking/atv/horse trails. Our street turns into a trail into Capitol Forest! See this map for trail details: http://capitolriders.org/Maps/CapForestBrochure.pdf
Capitol Forest
Gorgeous territorial views and hiking/atv/horse trails. Our street turns into a trail into Capitol Forest! See this map for trail details: http://capitolriders.org/Maps/CapForestBrochure.pdf
Hiking trial to beach where a railroad trestle has created the perfect habitat for bats!
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Woodard Bay Conservation Area
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Hiking trial to beach where a railroad trestle has created the perfect habitat for bats!
Beautiful views and a nice light walk leading from Farmer's market and port up to shopping district of downtown. Local artist sculptures dot the way!
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Percival Landing Park
217 Thurston Avenue Northwest
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Beautiful views and a nice light walk leading from Farmer's market and port up to shopping district of downtown. Local artist sculptures dot the way!
Incredible, especially for birders.
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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
100 Brown Farm Road Northeast
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Incredible, especially for birders.
Stretching from the food co-op to the Rotary park with views of the port.
Garfield Nature Trail
Stretching from the food co-op to the Rotary park with views of the port.
Lake beach and playgrounds.
Kenneydell Park
6745 Fairview Rd SW
Lake beach and playgrounds.
Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve
Entertainment & Activities
Drive in with nightly double features during season (March-October).
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Skyline Drive In Theater
182 Southeast Brewer Road
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Drive in with nightly double features during season (March-October).
Independent and historic movie house that is largely volunteer run!
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Capitol Theater
206 5th Avenue Southeast
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Independent and historic movie house that is largely volunteer run!
This is a public golf course within walking distance of the guest house.
Delphi Golf Course
6340 Neylon Dr SW
This is a public golf course within walking distance of the guest house.
This local access station has weekly shows where anyone is encouraged to join: Dance Oly Dance and KaraokeOly.
TVW
1058 Capitol Way S
This local access station has weekly shows where anyone is encouraged to join: Dance Oly Dance and KaraokeOly.
Great for kids, they have open activity times.
Alley Oop Gymnastics Center
2643 Mottman Ct SW
Great for kids, they have open activity times.
A bouncy activity center for kids, you pay by the hour.
DEFY Olympia (Previously Boomshaka)
7960 Center St SW
A bouncy activity center for kids, you pay by the hour.
Shopping
Cannabis store with a wide selection and great customer service.
Green Lady Westside
2405 Harrison Ave NW
Cannabis store with a wide selection and great customer service.
Best locally owned bookstore downtown.
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Browsers Bookshop
107 Capitol Way N
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Best locally owned bookstore downtown.
Incredible array of gemstones and other esoterica. A hidden gem in and of itself!
Cove Crystal Shop
510 SE Old Arcadia Rd
Incredible array of gemstones and other esoterica. A hidden gem in and of itself!
Excellent record store with video rental.
Rainy Day Records
301 5th Ave SE
Excellent record store with video rental.
Incredible taste and selection of a variety of goods from kitchen wares, camping supplies and stationery.
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Compass Rose
416 Capitol Way South
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Incredible taste and selection of a variety of goods from kitchen wares, camping supplies and stationery.
Massages, herbs, oils and soaps!
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Radiance Herbs & Massage
113 5th Avenue Southeast
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Massages, herbs, oils and soaps!
Curated thrift store.
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Psychic Sister
109 5th Ave SE
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Curated thrift store.
Sightseeing
College campus surrounded by farmhouse, beautiful trails and scenic beach on Eld inlet.
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The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway Northwest
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College campus surrounded by farmhouse, beautiful trails and scenic beach on Eld inlet.
Fresh shellfish and some seafood at general store, beautiful calm kayaking and gorgeous views - not to mention beautiful neighborhood.
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Boston Harbor Marina
312 73rd Avenue Northeast
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Fresh shellfish and some seafood at general store, beautiful calm kayaking and gorgeous views - not to mention beautiful neighborhood.
Check their website for tours.
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Capitólio de Washington
416 Sid Snyder Ave SW
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Check their website for tours.
Arts & Culture
Hosts a variety of arts events throughout the year, always an excellent time.
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Washington Center for the Performing Arts
512 Washington Street Southeast
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Hosts a variety of arts events throughout the year, always an excellent time.
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts
2011 Mottman Rd SW
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Childhood's End Gallery LLC
222 4th Avenue West
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Gallery Boom
520 Adams St SE
Olympia's annual earth day parade is called the Procession of the Species. Locals create their own costumes and organize by biomes to parade downtown in style and music! Free to watch and make your own costumes!
Procession of the Species Studio, by Earthbound Productions
406 Water St SW
Olympia's annual earth day parade is called the Procession of the Species. Locals create their own costumes and organize by biomes to parade downtown in style and music! Free to watch and make your own costumes!
Essentials
The west side branch of the locally owned co-op, they have an amazing bulk selection.
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Olympia Food Co-op
921 Rogers Street Northwest
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The west side branch of the locally owned co-op, they have an amazing bulk selection.
Costco Wholesale
24 hours!
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Haggen Food & Pharmacy
1313 Cooper Point Road Southwest
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24 hours!
Grocery Outlet
2100 Harrison Avenue Northwest
Really close to our house and full of great food!
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Trader Joe's
1530 Black Lake Boulevard Southwest
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Really close to our house and full of great food!