Swantown Inn

1431 11th Avenue SE, Olympia, Washington, 98501, United States
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Travel Tips for Olympia

Do not be judgemental about...

by Bacat

Do not be judgemental about anything. Tolerance is the golden virtue in Olympia. I've seen people get in serious trouble by making fun of gays, women, or minorities. The goal is to remember that we are all people and we must live together.
Also, don't take anybody at face value. A lot of people wearing grungy clothes are very hygenic. A lot of people wearing suits are not. Everybody is worth meeting once, and you're sure to make friends quickly.

Looking for an awesome Burger?

by dragoness86 about Norma's Burgers

Norma's is the best burger place in town. A little on the expensive side, but the fry sauce is awesome and they've got a wide variety of things to eat besides burgers, including shrimp or fish baskets. Try the Hawaiian. Have a fresh banana shake!

Procession of the Species

by olyrunner

Olympia has its own Procession of the Species parade each April as part of Arts Walk (which also takes place in October). It's a great community event and a lot of fun to watch, especially while sipping a cup of java from nearby Batdorf & Bronson.

Olympia...a long way from Greece

by Ewingjr98

Olympia seemed to be a nice little town, but not much like its namesake in Greece. This Olympia seems very funky with lots of old hippies and an abundance of young kids with odd orange and pink hair.

Olympia was founded in the 1840s and was named after the nearby Olympic Mountains in 1853. Today the small town of about 40,000 is the capital of Washington.

What to do in Olympia?

by dgough

There is of course the state capitol building to see (yawn)or the legislative building (double yawn). But if you really want to get a feel for the Olympia area there is a few good places to check out:

Tolmie State Park (S.Puget Sound)
Priest Point Park (off of East Bay Rd)
Rock Candy Mountain (biking and hiking off of U.S. 101)
Chehalis Trail (bike path)
Evergreen State College (lots of "different" people)

Olympia is close to Mt.Rainier, Mt.St.Helens, Olympic Mountains and the Washington coast. Lots of outdoor stuff to do.


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