Olympia is ideally situated within a couple hours of many of Washington State’s most popular destinations (and the likelihood of encountering a snowy roadway is low!) Plan to unpack once and head out to any number of activities in Olympia, in nearby communities, natural areas and National Parks, all easily accessible from I-5. This community takes COVID-19 precautions seriously, so rest assured your health (and ours) is our top priority.
1. Book your lodgings ASAP. While we all love to find an opportunity to be impulsive, gambling on having a room or rooms available for your group is probably not your best bet. You’ll not only save your sanity, but by booking early you’ll also save your hard-earned money. Book as early as you can and book direct with the property you’re planning to stay at.
2. Make sure to bring your proof of vaccination and have a designated safe place for it throughout your trip. Few things are worse than spending hours waiting to cross the border, but getting to the border and realizing that you’ve either forgot or lost your proof of vaccination would float right to the top of that list. Knowing exactly where your important paperwork is, is essential, so add this step to your planning process. Check once, and then check again.
3. Plan your activities in advance with time to spare. Again, while it’s fun to make decisions on the fly, if you’re traveling to be with friends and family, juggling a multitude of schedules, dietary needs and personal preferences is a LOT. Make as many plans for your trip in advance as you can and allow yourself to kick back and soak up the visit while on the road.