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Olympia Travel Guide

As the capital city of Washington state, Olympia has a lot to offer visitors. From exploring the waterfront to outdoor recreation, visitors will never be bored in this city! Local stores and boutiques are popular in Olympia for shopping. Of course, the Olympia Farmers Market is popular for local produce and has been enjoyed for around 41 years. There is also the Olympia Mall for some retail therapy, too. Food lovers will love the dining options offered in the city, with everything from bakeries and family restaurants with a waterfront view and more.

Things to Do in Olympia

Visitors love to visit the Washington State Capitol when they are in Olympia. There is beautiful architecture and the opportunity to see this important building from the inside on a tour. At Tolmie State Park, visitors can go camping and hiking, as well as enjoy the Nisqually Beach. To reconnect with nature and enjoy seeing wildlife, head to the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Hiking is enjoyed at Priest Point Park, with lots of trails to follow through the forest and lush scenery. There are also some fascinating museums in Olympia, which include the Olympic Flight Museum, Hands on Children’s Museum, and the Washington Bigelow House Museum.

Best Time to Visit Olympia

The summer is the most popular time to visit Olympia.

Price and Availability Index in Olympia

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Olympia is in September, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Olympia is in the high season in August. Olympia has its low season in November, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Olympia tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Olympia tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.

The weather in Olympia

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Olympia. The warmest months in Olympia are July and May, when temperatures reach 98 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 12 ˚F. The wettest month in Olympia is November with 12.28 inches of rain, while the driest month is July with 0.05 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Olympia

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. Olympia has 239 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. A trip to Olympia can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $24 per night. A typical accommodation in Olympia costs on average $110 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 108 accommodations in Olympia that have WiFi. 21 places to stay include a breakfast. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 5 accommodations that have gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Olympia by car, be sure to choose from 108 accommodations that provide parking. We have 5 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 27 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

In Olympia AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 6 providers, including 92 places to stay from Airbnb, 7 accommodations from VRBO and 7 places to stay from Homeaway.

159 of our places to stay in Olympia have been rated by previous guests. They rated 83% as excellent or good. 52 accommodations allow instant booking.

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