Located in Thurston County, Olympia is the capitol of the State of WA. The city was incorporated in 1859 and it borders with Tumwater to its south and Lacey to its east. Olympia has some reclaimed land created with hydraulic fill and is near the Budd Inlet, which grants the city access to shipping and importing services. The city has a cold, moist climate - also known as the Marine West Coast Climate.
Occupied for thousands of years by Lushootseed speaking people, such as the Chehalis, Duwamish, Squaxin, Puyallup, Nisqually, and Suquamish, Olympia - especially the Upper Eastside - is well-known as a cultural center with highly recommended restaurants, hotels with rich histories, interesting places to visit, and reliable transportation.