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Pleasant and Accessible

I like the fact that there are different events throughout the year and that as others have... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Always something to see

Seals eating salmon, Dragon boat races, wooden boat fair, cool sculptures, and good restaurants... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2018
Olympia, Washington
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217 Thurston Ave NE, Olympia, WA 98501-1171
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

I like the fact that there are different events throughout the year and that as others have mentioned you have local shops and restaurants you can frequent while visiting. You are also able to walk to the Farmers Market or go to some new places...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2018

Seals eating salmon, Dragon boat races, wooden boat fair, cool sculptures, and good restaurants. The boardwalk is always a great stroll.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Olypolly
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

There are so many things to see. Once you park you can walk to everything. There are sidewalks everywhere and it's flat so no pushing strollers on hills. There's a great park area for kids and tons of bars and restaurants to stop in. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank patwN6494OI
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Great place to spend the day exploring downtown Oly! The bay, locally owned restaurants and shops, museums, and the capital all within walking distance! Also, nice row of antique/flea market shops!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank daniellesager99
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The boardwalk along Olympia's downtown waterfront is a nice place for locals and visitors to stroll. There are art installations along the way, beautiful flowers in the planters that my sister and I enjoyed identifying, a playground, restaurants, a gallery or two, a wine shop...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Dottie H
Reviewed July 23, 2018

One of the few nice things downtown. I like this area and on a clear day you can see the Olympic mountains. I am still cautious about being downtown alone, even in the daytime. Don't feed the birds!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank guilloc01
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Most maritime towns have a waterfront walk. In Olympia's case it's the old docks, somewhat refurbished, but it's still the center of action of some water-oriented events like the annual wooden boat show. There are a selection of restaurants and other amenities, like the seafood...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank meinoly
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Beautiful boardwalk walk around. Not too far and an easy walk with beautiful scenery. Plenty of parking around.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BobbiR53
Reviewed June 19, 2018

The harbor is one of my favorite places to walk any time of the year. It is well kept and a safe venue for children. Local activities spread over to Percival Landing, making it a destination location for dining, shopping, viewing, and taking in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank christC1925HC
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Perceval landing has he farmers market at the north end and he fun fountain full of playing kids at the south end. It is a lovely walk, near weeks end there are restaurants and the farmers market to enjoy. On your way South towards town,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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July 24, 2016|
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
There is some on street free parking as well as metered on street near Percival Landing. The parking, all over Olympia, is free on Saturday and Sunday.
Cathy M
June 21, 2016|
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Response from Brimsmith | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Olympia does have a leash law, so your dog should be on a leash.