Experience Olympia & Beyond
In Olympia, “handcrafted” is a way of life. People are intentional and passionate for their craft. Local makers create one-of-a-kind experiences for visitors to enjoy from artisan cheese and fresh apple cider to handmade soaps and intricate illustrations. And must not forget, the talented chefs as well as skilled roasters of fair trade coffee, brewers of handcrafted ales and makers of some very fine wine.
According to National Geographic Traveler, the most widely read travel magazine, Olympia ranks among 29 top cities nationwide based on 10 categories that matter to both visitors and locals. The editors give a special nod to Olympia in the categories of Most Caffeinated (coffee shops per capita) and Greenest (for number of parks). This capital city also ranked among other key factors including Most Hipster Friendly, Musically Grooviest (live music), Most Instagrammed (hashtags), Most Artsy, Best Groomed (hair salons, barbers etc.), Meatiest (steakhouse, butcher), Most Dog Friendly and Sudsiest (breweries).