“Selfie Spots are marked with large stickers
printed with hashtags to include with your photo.”
Photo credit: Rachel Roth
– “Selfie Spots: Experience Thurston County One Hashtag at a Time”
“Any resident of Thurston County can attest to its culture, history and scenery. Alleyways in downtown Olympia are adorned with murals by local artists. The water beneath the city springs from an artesian well. And, the Capitol Building’s majesty is the cherry on top of the scenic sundae.”
“If only there was a succinct list of these iconic places and a way to document and share them with our community and the visitors we welcome year after year?
Thanks to Experience Olympia & Beyond, the region’s visitor and convention bureau, there is!”
“Experience Olympia & Beyond has launched a new social media campaign that shares iconic and historic locations around the county. I spoke with Director of Marketing and Communications, Moira Davin, to get all the details on the new “Selfie Spots.” The concept was created through research conducted about visitor foot traffic and locations that were consistently tagged on social media.”
“Selfie Spots are exactly what they sound like. Twenty-one locations throughout Thurston County have been identified on what Moira refers to as a “social media scavenger hunt.” Each location was chosen based on its historical significance or iconic standing in the community.
These “spots” are marked with a large sticker on the ground to indicate where your selfie should be taken,” by Rachel Roth, Thurston Talk.
Read more and check-out the Selfie Spots in Yelm.
– “Picture this: Local tourism group identifies best places to shoot a selfie”
Selfie Spots (in Yelm)
• Yelm-Tenino Trail, across the street from Yelm City Hall at the wagon wheel, Yelm Avenue West, Yelm
• Yelm water tower (Historic water tower, spot is Behind Pho Restaurant, on 2nd St @ Washington.).
By Molly Gilmore, Contributing writer, The Olympian.