Elma is surrounded by lush greens and there are a lot of activities that most nature lovers will enjoy. It’s a small city with over 3,000 people and many actually preferred it to be their place of retirement. The recent years however, have seen Elma grow in terms of economy and tourism. Restaurants, shopping areas, grocery stores, and bars are increasing and a Burger King just moved in to the new retail area next to the hospital.
Elma is also very near Olympia (capital city of Washington), Aberdeen and Montesano (most visited for their hiking trails and parks), and Washington Coast (famous for its beautiful small towns and beaches).
Top Places to Visit and Year Round Activities in Elma
Grays Harbor County Fairground offers fun and exciting activities for the whole family throughout the year like trade shows, county fairs, concerts and a lot more. Inside the Fairground is Grays Harbor Raceway which hosts weekly races that horse racing enthusiasts enjoy. The Fairground is also famous for its Grays Harbor Indoor Pro Rodeo that offers one of a kind Western-fun experience for guests.
It’s also a must to experience Outlaw Days with races, carnivals, music events, food fairs, and parades all over. For other fun activities, bring your family to a game of bowling and even golf at Elma Lanes and Oaksridge Golf Course respectively.
Visiting “must-try” restaurants should be part of the itinerary as well: Rusty Tractor Restaurant, El Ranchon Mexican Restaurant, and ShuJack’s Bar and Grill.
The Cabin in Elma
The Elma shipping container cabin is located a little outside of Elma, 30 minutes away from Olympia and Aberdeen and about 90 minutes away from Seattle, Washington. The cabin is available for reservations all year round. It can accommodate up to 6 people and it has 2 bedrooms, comfy beds, a bathroom, a kitchen, and a living area.
The cabin has a modern urban vibe and is situated in a 10-acre forest that gives you the feeling of being away from the city. This is perfect for those who are looking for a relaxed time to just explore and travel.
Planning to visit Elma? It is a great place to visit any time of the year! Do you have a particular itinerary in mind? Fell free to send your ideas on the contact page. We are happy to help you plan a visit.