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Top recommendations from locals

Park
“Large park with a network of trails (some lead to the beach), with a playground and covered area for eating.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Locally grown veggies and fruits,meats, seafood, baked goods, honey - it's all there. Browse the aisles for local handcrafted jewelry, furniture, candles, etc. You can buy from the food stands and take your meal to the picnic tables and enjoy various music artists on the weekends.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bakery
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“It's hard to categorize this sweet spot in Downtown Olympia. Their pastries are light, flakey and the perfect medley of sweet meets buttery salty greatness. Their house baked bread are fluffy, dense and airy all at once. if that didnt have you drooling their breakfast and lunch menus are accommodating, comforting and innovative. Enjoy the sweet cafe style dine in experience or grab it and go. this is a must try on our list!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Park
“Scenic landscapes and powerful, cascading falls that frame the awesome power of the Deschutes River!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Museum
“If you have kids, don't miss the children's museum. Your kiddos will love it!”
  • 26 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Best views of the south sound from a restaurant. Over the water at high tide. Recommend going in-between lunch and dinner for best seats.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“Classic cocktails in what used to be a 1920s bank building (you can sit in the vault!)”
  • 22 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Not only do they have a great lunch and dinner menu with tons of house brews and ciders. Their breakfast is DELICIOUS. Check them out for anytime of the day, kids welcomed, they have a little bit of everything. ”
  • 17 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
Grocery or Supermarket
“All organic! They feature as much local veggies, fruit, cheeses, breads and other products as they can get. You will find fresh coffee and fresh pastry every day; try the healthy takeout foods and the Kombucha bar, too.”
  • 18 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!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“My very favorite place in Olympia for the best gifts and cards (and jewelry and stickers and candles and...) 🥰🥰🥰”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“The place to see live music in Olympia. Owner, Andy Geersten books the best local talent weekly (Monday Jazz Night, Thursday Funk night, Sunday Stone Soup) and is always getting amazing touring bands to stop in Olympia between Seattle and Portland. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“Artsy films smack-dab in downtown Olympia. Built in 1924. The annual film festival is an Oly institution. Popcorn. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Certified B Company; their beautiful flagship store and roastery resides in downtown Olympia. Nationally acclaimed coffee!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“Visit the downtown and see our Washington State Capitol. Gorgeous water fountain and landmarks.”
  • 12 locals recommend