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Don't Let Bad Weather Rain on Your Parade: Fun Things to Do in Downtown Olympia All Year Round!

Spring is almost here and we are all getting a little cabin fever. If bad-weather days are putting a damper on your plans, don't let them ruin your fun! Downtown Olympia offers plenty of exciting indoor and outdoor activities to keep you entertained, even on a bad weather day. Here are some fun things you can do in rain, snow, sleet or sun: 

Hit the Trails

Olympia is known for its natural beauty, and just because it's raining doesn't mean you have to miss out on it. Put on your rain gear and explore one of the many trails in the area. Capital Lake Trail, Percival Landing, and Isthmus Park are all great options for a rainy day walk. The City of Olympia has an outstanding map of local parks and trails here.

Warm Up Mid-Adventure

Make sure to stop for a warm beverage during your trail adventure. Dancing Goats Coffee offers an extensive drink menu from which to choose! You can also check out Buck's Spices and Gourmet Pantry or Encore Chocolates and Teas to find the ingredients to make your own brew.

Indoor Playtime

When the weather calls for indoor adventure, head to the Hands On Children's Museum or Puget Sound Estuarium for some educational fun. The Hands On Children's Museum features over 150 exhibits for kids of all ages to explore, while the Puget Sound Estuarium provides an up-close look at the marine life in the area.

Try New Foods and Beverages

Olympia's food scene is diverse and delicious. Take the opportunity to try new foods and beverages from local kitchens. Anthony's Hearthfire Grill, Basilico Ristorante, Budd Bay Café, Casa Mia, Cascadia Grill, Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar, CynaraDos Hermanos Mexican Kitchen, Happy Hour Olympia, Mercato Ristorante, and Octapas Cafe are all great options for a tasty meal.

Get out and explore all that downtown Olympia has to offer. From outdoor adventures to indoor playtime and delicious eats, there's something for everyone to enjoy. 


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