Olympia, Washington - USA Media Trip

May 2018

Experience Olympia and Beyond

2018 Post-Conference Media Trip

Host: Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitors Bureau

IFWTWA thanks our members’ hosts and local tourism for coordinating their stay. All opinions expressed are the individual writer’s and not those of or influenced by IFWTWA.

Our members came to Olympia for an authentic, handcrafted getaway with a three-day, two-night itinerary that explored the South Sound Coffee Trail, parts of the Bountiful Byway scenic route and additional opportunities to sip, sample and explore the area’s decidedly different craft culture. Talented entrepreneurs, skilled roasters of fair trade coffee, brewers of handcrafted ales and makers of fine wines showed our members the true spirit of this trendy destination.

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Lansing-Farah, Mary ~ Along Comes Mary, June 26, 2018
24 Hours in Olympia: Washington’s Diverse and Edgy Capital 

While Seattle may take most of the credit for being home to coffee and grunge, don’t be fooled. Just 60 miles out of the Emerald City lays Olympia, a diverse city with a bit of an edge and plenty of alternative vibes. I was thrilled to start my 10 days in Washington last month with a weekend in the state’s capitol. I had envisioned Olympia as a little rough around the edges. What I discovered instead is a beautiful city by the bay with a bounty of bars, shops, theater and might I dare say, some of the best food coming out of the area.

Olympia, Washington Harbor Image by Mary Lansing-Farah
Olympia, Washington Harbor ~ Image by Mary Lansing-Farah

Lansing-Farah, Mary ~ Along Comes Mary, September 11, 2018
A Gluten-Free Guide to Olympia

Did you know that a foodie haven awaits you just 60 miles out of Seattle? Washington’s state capital of Olympia has become a hot spot for some fabulous dining. I arrived in Olympia earlier this summer ready to find all things Kurt Cobain and a good cup of coffee. Little did I realize that Olympia would become one of the best cities I’ve visited for not just terrific food, but gluten-free galore as well.

Bair, Suzanne ~ Accessible Family Travel Online Magazine, February 26, 2019
Accessible Weekend Getaway to Olympia, WA

Washington’s capital city Olympia offers an opportunity to slow down and savor the best of the Pacific Northwest. From farm to table dining to craft beers and spirits or getting in touch with the outdoors, Olympia offers an incredible array of accessible experiences.