Plan a Perfect Daytrip from the Washington Land Yacht Harbor

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Beautiful, leaf-covered wooden boardwalk at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in autumn in Olympia, WA. Courtesy of Adobe Stock.

When you stay at the Washington Land Yacht Harbor, you’re never far from fun! The list of things to do with your Airstream in the Pacific Northwest is long, so consider this collection a starting point. Park your Airstream at the Washington Land Yacht Harbor and hop in your tow-along to make the most of your stay in the South Sound.

Downtown Olympia

The Olympia Farmer’s Market is a must-visit for anyone who loves fresh produce, local food vendors, and a vibrant community atmosphere. The market is open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., April through October. After you’ve loaded up on local fruits, veggies, and baked goods, take a stroll down the boardwalk between Port Plaza and Percival Landing. You’ll find an observation tower behind Anthony’s Homeport with stunning views of the Washington State capitol building to the south and, on a clear day, the Olympic Mountains to the north, plus charming views of the marina.

If you’re excited about state history or politics, don’t miss a tour of the state capitol and the governor’s mansion. Washington’s state capitol is one of the most beautiful in the country, with lush gardens, historic trees, and stunning views.

Downtown Olympia boasts dozens of delicious restaurants, shops, and arts venues. Catch a movie or a show at the historic Capitol Theater, home of the Olympia Film Society. The Washington Center for the Performing Arts welcomes dance troupes, comedians, and musical acts year-round. Cap your day in Oly with a show!

Get Outside

If you’re inclined to stretch your legs, hop in your car and cruise to the Billy Frank Junior Wildlife Refuge. Less than ten minutes away from the Land Yacht Harbor, this easily accessible river delta park offers four miles of trails and stunning vistas rich with birds and wildlife.

If you feel like driving a bit farther, head to the Mima Mounds. Just 30 minutes south on I-5, these mysterious prairie formations are a sight to behold. Enjoy wildflowers, butterflies, and a few easy trails around this 641-acre National Natural Landmark.

In the mood for a long scenic drive? Head to the Olympic Peninsula! The loop around the peninsula on Highway 101 is doable in a day. Plot your stopping points along the way. Port Townsend, Hurricane Ridge, Rialto Beach, Sol Duc Hot Springs, the Hoh Rain Forest, and Ocean Shores are all excellent candidates for exploration.

If you’re an ocean-going, fish-loving type, you’ll want to consider hiring a charter boat out of Westport for salmon and halibut fishing. This coastal fishing town is just 90 minutes from the Land Yacht Harbor and is also a destination for surfers.

Want to visit a big mountain? Mount Rainier is at your backdoor. Hike, camp, or just take in the scenery surrounding this iconic 14,000-foot active volcano.

A Day in the Big City

When you’re in the mood to explore a big city, you can’t beat Seattle. Don’t miss the Space Needle (especially on a clear day), Pike Place Market, the Chihuly Garden, or the Great Wheel. If you feel like seeing the city from the water, consider booking a day cruise. If you’re towing kids, they’ll love the Pacific Science Center, the Seattle Aquarium, or the Woodland Park Zoo.


Whether you’re in the mood to commune with nature or experience the cultural flavors of the Pacific Northwest, you can take full advantage when you park your Airstream at the Washington Land Yacht Harbor!