Tag Archives: Olympia
Whether it be a rainy day, or a date night, the Olympia Film Society presents films in a traditional single screen movie theater. This downtown icon on 5th avenue features predominantly art house movies. Their calendar stretches out for a month or two allowing you to pre-plan the perfect date night. Grab dinner before or […]
On the border of Tumwater and Olympia, tucked between the I5 freeway and the old Olympia brewery complex is Tumwater Falls Park. It is run by the Olympia Tumwater Foundation, set up by the Schmidt family in 1950, and also runs the historic Schmidt House. It only takes half an hour or so to slowly stroll down […]
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 Saturdays. Great for lunch after a walk on Percival […]
Percival Landing is the waterside extension to Heritage Park. You pass through the fountain and then cross 4th Avenue near the Oyster House and you are at the “top” of the landing. It takes a slow strolling half hour to get to the other end where the viewing tower is. Along the way are a […]
Historical Bed and Breakfast with Day Spa in walking distance to downtown Olympia. One of only three bed and breakfasts in Olympia. A very unique mansion with a modern day spa on-site.
During the third weekend in July we have Capital Lakefair. The carnival rides move in to Heritage Park and surrounding streets are shut down for food vendors and the like. Recognizing our youth and seniors and also giving local non-profits the opportunity to fund raise and be seen, Lakefair has over a 50 year history. From […]
I love this idea. Basecamp Olympia. Olympia, the Basecamp. Whatever you want to call it. The idea of putting Olympia on the map as more than the Capital. More than a crossroads. More than the birthplace of grunge. More than Evergreen. It is all of that and so much more! If you have the time […]
My friends over at Eimaliens have had a discussion on the concept of basing yourself in Olympia to explore the region. Lets hope that leads to more people catching on!
Capture the Tag is a local competition, sort of like a treasure hunt. With $15000 in prizes it sounds like something well worth the effort to participate in. Basically you hunt around town with your smart-phone making sure you have the Microsoft Tag app. You find the Tags which lead you to clues. That is […]