Olympia served us well as a mid-point recuperating stop and some of the freshest fish we’ve ever tasted. We started our time here with a trip to Anthony’s for some seaside views and grub. Their seafood dip makes my mouth water even reflecting on it and they served the freshest strawberries within their strawberry shortcake.
The next day we made our way to the state capitol building to climb 42 steps for the 42nd state. Then we explored historic downtown before going to the city Farmer’s Market. They had fresh veggies and fruit along with handmade items and food trucks. It is right next to the ports, so you can make your way to the water with your treats in a few steps.
Percival Landing is filled with boats of all kinds, an overlook tower, jellyfish and schools of fish in the bay. Capitol Lake is just across the street, so you can relax by the water as you breath in the fresh ocean air. We spent the evening at Dillinger’s Cocktails & Kitchen, which has a 1920’s theme in the middle of town. Olympia may be an overlooked stop for some, but you should find a way to fit it in if you can. Our recommendations are below and you can find our other stops from our June-July 2019 road trip HERE.
FAVORITE FOOD FINDS
- CASUAL: Gardner’s, Waterstreet Cafe & Bar, Hawks Prairie
- DRESSY: Anthony’s Hearthfire Grill, Dillinger’s Cocktails and Kitchen, Dockside Bistro
- DESSERT: Hawley’s Gelato & Coffee, Left Bank Pastry, The Back Door Bakery
WHERE WE WALK
ARTS AND ATTRACTIONS