The safety of visitors and residents is our highest priority and we’re doing our part to go above ‘and beyond’ in the Olympia region. Let us help you plan your next handcrafted escape to slow down and relax with the ones you love the most. Don’t forget to check our safe travel guidelines for the latest updates on measures and limitations.

Handcrafted mask and hand sanitizer

Wear a (locally made) mask and save a business

Local makers and friendly faces make our region genuine. Help us curb the increased transmission rates of COVID-19 and save a small business. Express yourself with a handcrafted, eclectic face mask from Hot Toddy in downtown Olympia. Bonus points for picking up extras for the family.

Please wear masks per Washington state’s requirement.

Social distancing in the woods

Maintain the (outdoor) distance

Social distancing is  easier in our backyard, filled with hikes, trails and wide-open spaces. Plan a nature-filled escape with hiking, biking and camping at Millersylvania State Park or Capitol State Forest. Enjoy access to 170 acres of parkland and waterfront along the Chehalis-Western Trail.

Take out dining

Alfresco means alleyways, patios and parks

Soak up the sun and enjoy handcrafted food and drinks in a safe environment. Grab a Shrimp Diablo or a Wild Berry Margarita on the patio at Ricardo’s Kitchen and Bar or discover a new takeout spot and have dinner in one of our region’s plentiful parks.

Watching Movie

Bring your pajamas and stay awhile

There’s a lot to enjoy—consider spending the night so you can see it all, relax and go at your own pace. Local hoteliers sanitize public areas hourly and have taken other steps to create clean environments for guests.

  • At Great Wolf Lodge, the “Paw Pledge” is a stepped-up commitment to a clean, safe environment. The lodge provides personal protection equipment and enforces social distancing.
  • At Lucky Eagle Casino, all team members carry a small spray bottle with a cleaning solution to clean gaming areas. 
  • Once you’ve checked in to the Swantown Inn, the staff won’t enter your room until you check out. They’ll leave fresh linens and supplies in a bag outside your room.
  • The Red Lion Inn collects used room key cards and pens at the front desk and sanitizes them before re-use.
  • Guest rooms at the Fairfield Inn Marriott in Rochester are minimalized (no decorative pillows and coffee maker). Staff now spend an hour cleaning each room—rather than 30 minutes—for better sanitation.



Don’t forget to share.

Don’t miss out on any of these easy to plan adventures. Check back monthly for new trip ideas and daycations (or staycation if you’re a local) and don’t forget to share! Tag your social posts #DecidedlyDifferent and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter (@Experience_Oly) and Instagram (@ExperienceOly).