On the border of Tumwater and Olympia, tucked between the I5 freeway and the old Olympia brewery...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
Looking for an Apple Festival in Olympia? Well everyone’s favorite cider mill is having their annual Apple Fesitval from the last weekend in September through the last weekend in October from 9am to 5pm. There is a small...Read More
What a treat this week! Two evenings of Music in the Park! Albeit the one on August 5th is at the Port Plaza, however that still counts right? So take your family and friends, pack a picnic dinner, snacks, or desert. Then head...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.