Welcome to Thurston County!


One part charming college town, one part Washington state capitol and two parts untouched natural terrain, Thurston County – including the cities of Tumwater, Olympia and Lacey - provides the perfect mix of quirky culture, farm fresh fare, urban amenities, and majestic beauty. Nestled at the foot of Puget Sound, one hour south of Seattle and two hours north of Portland by car, this waterfront enclave in the foothills of Mount Rainier and gateway to Olympic National Park, provides an ideal Northwest getaway. The destination is accessible by car, train, boat or air.

We are thrilled to help you plan your upcoming trip! Below are sample itineraries on how best to discover our range of offerings.