No tricks, just treats, as seasonal tastes return!
In a year to expect the unexpected, the arrival of fall brings comfort in swirling leaves, vibrant colors and seasonal flavors. Embrace the changing weather with a handcrafted escape—and remember to recreate responsibly. (Pro tip: businesses are operating under COVID-19 hours, please confirm before you travel.)
Throughout the fall, and beyond, our team will concoct monthly daycation itineraries. Let us take away the indecision and pressure of making plans and give you an easy option to enjoy ALL our region has to offer.
Caffeinated Fuel Up
Craving caffeine with some character? Look no further than Burial Grounds Coffee Collective, where you might find the foam art a little spookier than other places. Daring souls will enjoy the Devil's Lullaby. Don't be afraid; the safer pumpkin spice latte is to die for. Coffee enthusiasts can enjoy locally roasted beans at several other coffee shops in the area.
Sip & Snack
Wine poured genuinely (and generously) awaits at Scatter Creek Winery & Brewery. Sip a glass of The Big Jake (Cabernet Sauvignon) and snack on the seasonal lineup of Antipasto Skewers, Vino Bites and Creekside Bruschetta. Express your inner artist by signing up for Sip & Paint events at the tasting room. Wine lovers can make it a day with stops at Medicine Creek Winery and Stottle Winery.
Savor the Sweet
Feeling the rainy-day blues? Cheer up at Hawleys Gelato, Fudge, Coffee for authentic Italian gelato & sorbetto all year long. A fall favorite is the hand-dipped fudge Oreos. Curl up with a book and bring the treats to your door with their Olympia-area delivery service.
The newest member of the area’s craft brewery family is Talking Cedar—one of the nation's first breweries on tribal land. The family-friendly taproom serves upscale gastropub food and beer brewed on site. Warm up with bacon-wrapped meatloaf paired with a PNW IPA or Whitewood Red Cap cider. Feeling hoppy? Designate a non-drinking driver and take a tour of our breweries.
Mead-itate and Unwind
Head to the Lacey Producers District for a spirit that's never conventional at Axis Meads. The cure for a sluggish Saturday is a pour of Go Ask Alice, a green tea infused traditional mead. A day of yard work deserves a glass of Mexi-Cali Pink Bike Helment, made with pomegranate and Anaaheim and serrano chilis.
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).