Olympia Vacations & Travel Packages!
The capital city of the US state of Washington, Olympia is a major cultural hub of the Puget Sound region. This city is located at the southern end of Puget Sound, point where the glaciered slopes of Mount Rainer augment in the backdrop and the Deschutes River meets saltwater. It is a small city with a range of spectacular buildings, interesting museums, and a vibrant waterfront district. Moreover, during their Olympia vacation, tourists can explore several areas of natural beauty in the surrounding areas of Olympia. Weather-wise, the best time to visit Olympia is from late June to early September. The busiest months in terms of tourist influx are July and August. The months of May, June, September, and October usually experience nice weather and lesser tourists making them excellent months to visit if the tourist is not after hot summer weather. It’s smart to book Olympia travel package in advance in order to avoid paying extra!
Places of Interest in Olympia
Washington State Capitol Building:
Washington State Capitol Building, towering 287 feet above the capitol campus, was completed in 1928 at a cost of around seven million dollars. This building boasts a spectacular white dome which is visible while coming to the city. This dome is ranked as the tallest masonry dome in North America. Tourists can stroll the grounds and can explore the magnificent interiors including a five-ton Tiffany chandelier.
Mount Rainier National Park
Located about 65 miles southwest of Olympia, Mount Rainier National Park is nestled around a volcano in the Cascades chain. Throngs of tourists come here to hike and climb, especially in the Grove of the Patriarchs. There are lots of sightseeing opportunities at waterfalls, lookouts, and historic buildings along the mesmerizing route.
Olympia Farmers Market
Located along the Percival Landing boardwalk, Olympia Farmers Market remains replete with stalls of local berries, handcrafted cheese, and baked pastries. Here, visitors can also find oysters and clams.