*Originally published in Travel Noire by Maggie J. August 4, 2022
Visit Olympia, Washington in 24-hours. Ever find yourself with a delay at Sea Tac Airport and don’t feel like going to Seattle? Olympia is only an hour away from the airport. This adorable town is like a time capsule. Couples can be seen out walking their dogs after dinner, everyone coming out for the kids’ baseball games. There are also day trips and a popular farmers market.Olympian’s attitudes are woke. The pride this city has in its support for the Black and LGBTQIA+ community is seen on every, single block. Whether that’s residential or commercial. It isn’t just the signage, it’s the attitude that supports the pieces of paper seen everywhere in town.
When visiting, travelers to the Olympia area can hike with a curated symphonic playlist. Go to a wine tasting or wine bar. Check out the competition (and food) at a BBQ Rally. Spend time walking the boardwalk. Enjoy creative and sophisticated cuisine. Spend the night downtown and walk to the farmer’s market in the morning for live music and breakfast. Plus, there are tons of nature trails, hidden on back streets. Both easy and difficult in nature.24-hours in Olympia, Washington isn’t enough to take in all this illustrious, bustling and diverse waterfront town offers its guests. But, we’ll try!