We’ve visited Olympia several times. The people are friendly, the city easy to navigate, and if you stay in, or near Old Town, everything is within easy walking distance.
Some of our favorite things to there are looking at the many incredible murals, grab a cafe mocha at Batdorf & Bronson and sit on one of these inviting benches to people watch, perhaps check out a local book store, and stop for a glass of wine and listen to a local band at Tipsy after dinner.
Olympia is only a two hour car ride from Portland.
Perfect for a quick getaway!
Do you have a favorite getaway near your home?
Leisurely walk along Capitol Lake in Downtown Olympia.