Featured imageWeekend warriors seeking adventure with a side of R&R need look no further than any number of marinas and harbors throughout Olympia.

  • Charming Boston Harbor offers kayak and paddle board rentals, served up alongside local craft beer and wine. Located seven miles north of downtown Olympia it’s also rumored among locals to serve the state’s best clam chowder. Visit on a Friday evening in the summer for the weekly Beer-B-Q, a festive evening with tastings from local breweries (and sometimes wineries), burgers on the grill and music on the dock.
  • A bit closer to town on Budd Inlet, Tugboat Annie’s is a popular local spot as the weather warms. Explore the waterways of Budd Inlet and take in the sights while you paddle your way along the shoreline before settling in at the family friendly dining room, waterfront deck or cozy bar for a meal of upscale pub fare and local sips.
  • Paddle in the shadow of the State Capitol Building at Percival Landing, located on the east side of Budd Bay on the southernmost tip of Puget Sound, and then rejuvenate weary muscles across the road at the new Oly Tap Room to sample a wide selection of craft beer and cider on draft as well as more than 600 beers by the bottle.