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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
“One of my absolute favorite parks in Olympia. A must-see! A short drive from the Sizzl’INN Seagull or about a 20 minute walk ☺️”
  • 32 locals recommend
Farmers Market
““Home to over 100 vendors... offers seasonal fruits and vegetables, plant starts, cut flowers, seafoods, fresh and cured meats... eight distinct restaurants” and more! ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Museum
“This place will keep kids busy for hours! They even have a space just for babies.”
  • 25 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. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Park
“20 minutes away. Salmon climb the falls in September. Well groomed trails throughout. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Seafood restaurant, right on the water, gorgeous views and delicious food. Outdoor seating when it’s nice out and a great happy hour too 🍸”
  • 24 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
“Craft cocktails & New American nibbles are served at this speakeasy-style bar with a cozy ambiance.”
  • 23 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
Restaurant
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“Fresh Seafood, good service, close to the Olympia Farmers Market and on Percival Landing.”
  • 15 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
Wine Bar
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“A wine bar & restaurant, set in a historic home overlooking Capital Lake. Patio seating is nice in summer. Good happy hour menu, gourmet food.”
  • 16 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
Gift Shop
“Beautiful handmade items, jewelry and neat kitchen items. When shopping downtown this is a place you must check out!”
  • 16 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
Shopping Mall
“Indoor shopping during the raining season. Sears, Best Buy, Macy's, Total Wine Shop, Capital Movie Theatre, Food Court, and more.”
  • 8 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. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Seafood restaurant, right on the water, gorgeous views and delicious food. Outdoor seating when it’s nice out and a great happy hour too 🍸”
  • 24 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
Restaurant
“Fresh Seafood, good service, close to the Olympia Farmers Market and on Percival Landing.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“A wine bar & restaurant, set in a historic home overlooking Capital Lake. Patio seating is nice in summer. Good happy hour menu, gourmet food.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Indoor shopping during the raining season. Sears, Best Buy, Macy's, Total Wine Shop, Capital Movie Theatre, Food Court, and more.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Love it here! Bar & Grill with a maritime theme, right on the water. Gorgeous views, fun spot! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“What's not to love about this quaint little joint. It has a menu that is family friendly but a step up from your chain restaurant. Locally sourced products, homemade sauces and combinations that are new and improved from the usual. Not to mention you and get a tasty beverage for the adults in your group while still dining with the munchkins. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

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