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Best of Olympia Guide

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Olympia
Birthplace of riot grrl music and home to an energetic independent art and music scene, Olympia is a hub of innovative cultural movements. The nontraditional Evergreen State College draws young pioneers and artists while the surrounding landscape of Puget Sound beckons the environmentally aware to its embrace. With 40 city parks incorporating 963 acres as well as a vast, municipally-funded public art collection, the city is a study in inventive and ecological civil design.

All things to do » Things to do

Hands On Children's Museum
Hands On Children's Museum
Interactive exhibits teach children through activities.
Attraction type: Children's Museums
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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Owner description: Located on the Nisqually River Delta in Southern Puget Sound, this refuge consists of three thousand acres of salt and freshwater marshes, grasslands and mixed forest habitats... more Owner description: Located on the Nisqually River Delta in Southern Puget Sound, this refuge consists of three thousand acres of salt and freshwater marshes, grasslands and mixed forest habitats that provide a resting and nesting area for a wide variety of migratory birds. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Washington State Capitol
Washington State Capitol
Attraction type: Monuments & Statues
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Priest Point Park
Priest Point Park
This 314-acre park offers hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities only minutes from downtown Olympia.
Attraction type: State Parks
Percival Landing
Percival Landing
Attraction type: Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

5th Avenue Sandwich Shop
5th Avenue Sandwich Shop
Ranked #1 of 331 Restaurants in Olympia
Cuisines: American, Soups, Gluten Free
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wagner's European Bakery and Cafe
Wagner's European Bakery and Cafe
Ranked #2 of 331 Restaurants in Olympia
Cuisines: American, German, Cafe, European, Delicatessen
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Gardner's Restaurant
Gardner's Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 331 Restaurants in Olympia
Price: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, American, Seafood
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Anthony's Hearthfire Grill - North Point
Anthony's Hearthfire Grill - North Point
Ranked #4 of 331 Restaurants in Olympia
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Gluten Free
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lemon Grass Restaurant
Lemon Grass Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 331 Restaurants in Olympia
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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Ground Inn
$30 - $60
Ranked #3 of 8 Olympia B&B and Inns
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Riverbend Campground
$24 - $25
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Ramada Olympia
2.5 of 5
Ramada Olympia
$106 - $166
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Olympia
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The Inn at Mallard Cove
The Inn at Mallard Cove
$135 - $165
Ranked #1 of 8 Olympia B&B and Inns
Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion
3.0 of 5
Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion
$118 - $213
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Olympia
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.