Springtime In the Olympia Area
Spring usually comes early in the Olympia region and it's highlighted by bursts of color as bulbs and flowers bloom, and cherry and magnolia trees put on a spectacular pink and fuchsia display.
Spring Blooms Highlight Warmer Weather
You can be sure to expect rain here in the spring, but we know you won't let that keep you from enjoying a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor adventures here in Thurston County. We've got plenty of cozy restaurants, craft breweries, and coffee shops to keep you fueled up for days of exploring and plenty of shopping and events to keep the rainy day blues at bay.
Spend time hiking and biking when the weather clears, or let us suggest some family-friendly indoor spots to spend your time. We'll even point you to some great live performances when the day winds down. However you plan on spending your time with us, get ready for a breath of fresh air that will send you home refreshed!
The highlight of any visit to Olympia is a walk through the beautiful and lovingly preserved historic gardens of the Washington State Capitol Campus.
The weather can be unpredictable in the spring, but these tips will keep you comfortable
Favorite Springtime Events
Frozen II Sing-Along
512 Washington St. SE Olympia, WA 98501 (360) 753-8586
The Pacific Northwest Burlesque Festival
116 Legion Way SE Olympia, WA 98501 (360) 250-9086
The Pacific Northwest Burlesque Festival116 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Eat Your Way Around the Olympia Area
There's never a bad time to get a cup of coffee in the PNW, but when the air is still a bit chilly and damp from spring rains, the locals know to head to their favorite roaster for a hot cup of joe and some time connecting with each other. There are oodles of places, but here are a few of our current favorites.
The Owl’s Nest
116 Capitol Way N Olympia, Washington 98501 (360) 584-9085
422 Washington St. SE Olympia, Washington 98501 (360) 338-0315
Fog and Fern Coffee House
4219 6th Ave SE Lacey, Washington 98503 (360) 359-4622
Cutters Point Coffee Co (Lacey Blvd)
5831 Lacey Blvd SE, A Lacey, Washington 98503 (360) 456-2974
Cutters Point Coffee Co (Lacey Blvd)5831 Lacey Blvd SE, A
Lacey, Washington 98503
Olympic Crest Coffee Roasters
4211 Pacific Ave SE Lacey, Washington 98503 (360) 923-0973
Sweet Magnolia Coffee House
125 Tumwater Blvd #119 Tumwater, Washington 98501 (360) 915-9243
Sweet Magnolia Coffee House125 Tumwater Blvd #119
Tumwater, Washington 98501
The Shiplap Shop & Coffee House
112 Yelm Avenue E Yelm, Washington 98597 (360) 200-0262
Northwest Grind (Rochester)
10408 US-12 Rochester, Washington 98579 (360) 858-7247
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