Welcome to the largest city in Thurston County, about 60 miles away from its more well-known sibling, Seattle. Olympia, Washington, was claimed by European settlers in 1846. Olympia has a total area of around 19.68 square miles, and approximately 1.86 square miles are water, giving their “thirst” in Thurston a whole new meaning. If you’re curious about the weather, this place experiences all the seasons, ranging from low lows to high highs, depending on the time of the year you and your Olympia charter bus crew are visiting. Now that we’ve dropped some “facts”, you might wonder what you and your crew can do in the town of Olympia.
One of the trickiest parts of a trip to work out can be where to stay, which is why we found the perfect place for you and your Olympia charter bus crew to recharge for an evening of blissful rest. At Hampton Inn & Suites Olympia Lacey, you will find modern furnishings, clean, decadent rooms, and amenities. What kinds? We’ll start with a pool, and we know not every time of the year, especially here in Washington, can be warm, but that’s what makes this “indoor pool” all the more alluring. Need to burn off some steam in between social interactions? There’s a gym equipped with cardio and strength equipment. This location even offers a business center AND meeting rooms. Make your stay in Olympia tranquil and book your stay.
This Washington breakfast is brought to you by carbs – lots of them, heck it’s in the name, Breadpeddler. This place dedicated its life to creating delicious food by baking from scratch and using “old-world techniques”. Rated 4.3 and is beloved by both Olympia locals and tourists from all over. The interior is just as delicious with deep blues contrasting honey wood and a feminine flair of rustic chandeliers. What kind of food do they serve other than bread? You can find items on the menu like a poached egg breakfast, croque monsieur, and tons of pastries to choose from. This place takes the phrase “that’s their bread and butter” to a whole other level. Go in to enjoy one of the many items on the menu or even a simple baguette and espresso.
We’re starting your journey off light and refreshed at The Olympia Farmers Market where you can support small-scale agriculture. This market has been around since 1975 and is one of the few vendor-owned and operated markets in the state. If that’s not cool enough, they also support many food access programs like WIC and Senior FMNP, EBT, and Snap Market Match. The Olympia Farmers Market is visited by 400,000 people every year, and it’s all in part to the vendors that grow and produce their items locally. How many vendors can you expect? Around 100! There’s not just produce to be had here either; the market has jewelry, ceramics, candles, and much more! Start the day off supporting local vendors.
It’s time for a little bit of science at the WET Science Center. You could probably guess by the name that it isn’t your average center on science; it’s more aqua-related. What kind of aqua-related specifically? The WET Science Center showcases water conservation, wastewater treatment, reclaimed water use, clean water careers, and protecting Puget Sound. We know that’s a lot to fit into one museum, but that’s exactly why you and your Olympia charter bus crew have to check it out. If you’re looking for more of an interactive idea to visualize, you can expect fun things like a giant calculator, a mini treatment plant, building a reclaimed water pipeline, and even flush – no, not just after using the restroom but to see how long it takes for your flush to reach treatment to reach the plant. It’s quirky, it’s fun, it’s educational, and it’s worth it.
For our next trick, we bring to you God’s green earth. Oh, you thought we were taking you to a brewery? That’s understandable, considering the name. The Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls is a park, named after the contributions of the Olympia Brewing Company. Although no beer can be found here, you can encounter three waterfalls that make their way 82 feet into Capitol Lake. What else can you find at this gem? Trees, walking trails, and a lot of nature, while here that’s all you need.
If you’ve been to Louisiana, you might be familiar with the name of this restaurant. At Chicory restaurant, they’re serving up more than just the woody, nutty flavor of the name. Upon arrival, you will be immersed in the deep blue ambiance that gives an elegant nautical feel. Concerned with your attire? Don’t be; the fair is casual fine dining. Going along with the interior, the food is based on the Pacific Northwest. What kind of items can you expect on their menu? The menu at Chicory involves items like sablefish, clam bucatini, and bone-in pork chop. This is the perfect spot for you and your Olympia charter bus to end the night over curated cocktails and conversation.
There you have it, an itinerary for champions. Looking to make this trip hassle-free? Lock that transportation down. Motor Coach West provides the uncomplicated ease and luxury you need for this vacation. You can request a quote here.
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