Wallingford is a laid back neighborhood in the northwest region of Seattle popular with singles and, given its proximity to the University of Washington, students.
In the center of the neighborhood is its main commercial thoroughfare, 45th Street, which is home to tons of restaurants and shops. An influx of well-known chefs and trendy restaurants has raised the bar for dining here.
On Wallingford's south edge Gas Works Park has plenty of green rolling hills for a lazy weekend picnic by the water and the remnants of – no surprise given the park's name – an old gasification plant, some of which has been configured into a children's play area (yes, it's safe).
Downtown Seattle: 4.5 miles / 10-30 minutes by car / 30-40 minutes by transit
Bellevue: 12 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 65-80 minutes by transit
Redmond: 14.5 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit
Gas Works Park has a play area with a large play barn, and big hill popular for flying kites. Special park features include a sundial, and a beautiful view of Seattle.
Archie McPhee has been supplying gifts and toys to Seattle since 1983. Located in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood, it’s a one stop shop for party supplies, crafts, costumes, miniatures and the weirdest collection of toys and candy that you’ve ever seen.
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