If you love traveling carnival rides and deep fried food, Lakefair is the place for you! The Capitalarians have been putting on this event for over 60 years. A scholarship for local high school girls, crowns one as a queen each...Read More
Every year we are reminded that there is a fireworks ban for residents of Olympia, Tumwater and Lacey. Residents setting off fireworks in your neighborhood is rarely a treat, and often a stress for pets (how many missing or...Read More
Olympia recently made it on a to a top ten list of America’s Friendliest Small Cities. Although the photo associated with the article is not Olympia, it is indicative of the city. We are a small city, a state capital, a...Read More
One of the best ways to entertain and tire out your kids is to go for a walk or hike. Our friends over at Exotic Hikes have a great ebook for hikes with kids. The Olympia Farmers’ Market is great and now open year round on...Read More
McLane Nature Trail, located off of Delphi Road is only about 15 minutes from the heart of downtown but feels like you are in the middle of your own personal forest. A fairly easy hike with few hills, can be as short as .5...Read More
What is Basecamp?
Olympia is your Basecamp to the surrounding area! It is the ideal place to base yourself for a few days while you explore the region. The Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier, Mount St Helens, the coast, even Seattle are all great day trips from Olympia.
Why not stay a week, one day traveling out of town and the the next staying in town and see a show, visit the Capital, wander Percival Landing, feel the vibe of the Farmers Market.