“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
Nestled between the U District and Fremont (east and west) and Green Lake and Lake Union (north and south), Walingford is a quaint neighborhood with its own personality and a thriving business district. While strolling up 45th Avenue in the heart of Wallingford, be sure to stop at Archie McPhee's, a candy and novelty store with an eye-popping collection of gag gifts, wacky toys and entertaining oddities. Nearby, Olympia Pizza dishes some of the best pies in town and lines form for Molly Moon's homemade ice cream. South of the business district on a peninsula jutting into Lake Union is Gas Works Park, a former industrial plant. Here you can pick up the Burke-Gillman Trail, a 17-mile paved bike-and-hike trail winding from Old Ballard to the north tip of Lake Washington.