exterior view of The Governor Hotel

Sightseeing Hotspots in Olympia, WA

Sightseeing Hotspots in Olympia, WA

When you visit Olympia, Washington, if you love the comfort of a small-town feel, this is a place you won’t forget. During the time spent here, you will be rejuvenated by nature. Enjoy breathtaking views of natural trails, beaches, lakes and wildlife, and it’s a great location to take trips to nearby national mountains.

The Governor, a Coast Hotel

Experience plenty of panoramic and picturesque views by staying at The Governor, a Coast Hotel.

Some vista views you can enjoy from this location include:

● State Capitol
● Sylvester Park
● Capitol Lake
● Puget Sound
● The Olympic Mountains

Amenities you will appreciate at The Governor include:

interior of governor room with pretty lake view

● Free hot breakfast buffet
● Free high-speed Wi-Fi
● Free guest parking
● In-room refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave

The Perfect Location: What to Enjoy Nearby

The Governor Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Olympia and we are proud to be part of the official Olympia Historic District. By taking just a short stroll, you can visit the capitol’s points of interest like the farmer’s market, boardwalk or Puget Sound Waterfront, and we are close to the Washington State Capitol Building with Capitol Lake to the East.

marina near puget sound filled with sail boats

Nearby there are also a variety of exotic and antique shops. Port of Olympia provides a unique access by water for boat lovers, and slips are available for overnight sailors. Best of all, the Pier has a close proximity to Downtown activity.

Top 5 Places You Must Visit in Olympia

The Olympia area offers so many things to see and do. Here are the top 5 places that you must visit while you are here:

1 – Olympia National Park – Home to stunning landscapes, it’s been declared both an international biosphere reserve and a World Heritage site.
2 – Mount Rainier National Park – One of the oldest national parks with plenty of waterfalls to seek out. You can also explore a rainforest and traverse through the mountains to get amazing views.

shot of Mountain Rainier in the clouds3 – Mount Hood – Go for a long drive and visit Oregon’s tallest peak. Mount Hood offers scenic recreation from camping, hiking to fishing.

Mount Hood with green trees below and a lake4 – Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge – This refuge consists of salt and freshwater marshes, grasslands and mixed forest habitats. Bring your binoculars and get ready to see the wildlife up close.
5 – Percival Landing Park – Located on the southernmost tip of Puget Sound and in the heart of downtown, this popular waterfront park features a 0.9 mile boardwalk.

If you have time for more sightseeing, there are several more great destinations, which include:

Washington State Capitol and a statue in front

● Washington State Capitol Building, which offers free tours
● State Capital Museum
● Hands On Children’s Museum
● Olympia Farmers Market
● Historic Tumwater Falls

Top Local Restaurants

There are plenty of places to choose from when you look for local restaurants. These are the ones we consider the best:

beer taps blurred into the background

● Basilico Ristorante Italian offers authentic Italian cuisine with great wine pairing.
● Swing Wine Bar has the largest wine selections in the South Sound promoting local wine and offering a complimentary wine pairing.
● Three Magnets is a microbrewery in Olympia offering a great selection of food and beer.

Our friendly staff is available to help you choose among the many memorable places to enjoy sightseeing and more while you are in Olympia. Book your stay at the Governor Hotel and enjoy the comfort and convenience on your next adventure.