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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Miles of trails through beautiful forests and along rocky beaches on East Bay. Very close to downtown Olympia. Ellis Cove Trail offers a great cardio walk or run with it's verdant switchbacks.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Great French bakery and restaurant. Authentic french breads and pastries, fabulous! Food includes soups, salads, quiches, croque monsieurs, etc. Moderate to pricey, and can get crowded during peak times. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Museum
“This place will keep kids busy for hours! They even have a space just for babies.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“I have been an artisan at this market for 28 years and love it even more than when I started. Its evolved beautifully. You will find a great treasure of arts and crafts, of flowers, produce, dairy products, farm raised meet, variety of tasty food truck cuisine, music and the amazing friendly people who live in the area. This is the heart of Olympia.”
  • 40 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“They offer a cheaper early bird dinner menu. Nice views, quality, this would be a $$$ in my opinion. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Park
“20 minutes away. Salmon climb the falls in September. Well groomed trails throughout. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fresh Seafood, good service, close to the Olympia Farmers Market and on Percival Landing.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Great bakery in the Eastside neighborhood. Has great outdoor seating in the summer. I love the day old rack!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Classic sophisticated bar. Serves food. Unique, velvet chairs Gothic decor. Great for parties and events.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bus Station
“State capital building is Olympia is notable for having the world's largest Tiffany bronze collection, including an ornate, five-ton chandelier.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“They often win awards for their roasts and their baristas win in espresso making competitions. Hip place downtown.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Brewery
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“If you are a beer lover visit the iconic Fish Tale. Olympia has a ton of brew pubs but this is the old tried and true.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“If you want the true North West experence, Just go here and give me a call, I might need a few things.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“Visit the downtown and see our Washington State Capitol. Gorgeous water fountain and landmarks.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“While the name emphasizes wine, the food and cocktails are excellent as well. Popular for Monday all-day happy hour food and drink specials. Reservations recommended, especially for outside seating with a view.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Beautiful handmade items, jewelry and neat kitchen items. When shopping downtown this is a place you must check out!”
  • 16 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bakery
“Great French bakery and restaurant. Authentic french breads and pastries, fabulous! Food includes soups, salads, quiches, croque monsieurs, etc. Moderate to pricey, and can get crowded during peak times. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“They offer a cheaper early bird dinner menu. Nice views, quality, this would be a $$$ in my opinion. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fresh Seafood, good service, close to the Olympia Farmers Market and on Percival Landing.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Brewery
“If you are a beer lover visit the iconic Fish Tale. Olympia has a ton of brew pubs but this is the old tried and true.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“While the name emphasizes wine, the food and cocktails are excellent as well. Popular for Monday all-day happy hour food and drink specials. Reservations recommended, especially for outside seating with a view.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Great and maritime atmosphere, family friendly section and water views. Also have kayak and paddleboard rentals.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great pizza, plus salad and a few more things... Inexpensive, easy place for kids ! 2 locations, Westside and downtown”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cafe
“If you're into breakfast and organic food, this place is delicious. Located right in the heart of downtown Olympia. ”
  • 11 locals recommend

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