Spending a Day in Downtown Woodinville

Nestled in the lush Sammamish River Valley just 25 minutes outside of Seattle, Woodinville is full of surprises and attractions for any visitor. Whether you’re eager to hop into the food scene, interested in learning about horticulture and urban farming or looking for local parks to play in, Woodinville is worth adding to your list of places to visit! 

Flowers in Woodinville

Molbak’s Garden and Home

An essential part of the Woodinville scenery is Molbak’s Garden + Home, located right in the town center. No matter what time of year it is, Molbak’s is a wonderful place to wander and find something unique. With a huge plant selection both inside and outdoors, visitors can find inspiration to refresh their living space or yard with something beautiful. To make your visit even more memorable, visit Molbak’s Garden Cafe to grab a bite within the beautiful indoor garden, complete with a colorful canopy of leaves and flowers. 

Molbak Garden Cafe in Woodinville
Molbak Garden and Home in Woodinville

Woodinville Farmers Market

If you’re visiting Woodinville on a Saturday, be sure to pop into the local farmer’s market located in DeYoung Park. The Woodinville Farmers Market has been running for over 20 years and is a great spot to find local produce, honey, flowers, crafts and more. The market runs on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., May through September. 

Tourist District 

Located just few minutes from downtown, visitors can find a cozy pocket of restaurants, breweries and wine tasting experiences. Be sure to stop in at Sky River Mead, Woodinville Whiskey Co. or Chateau St. Michelle — just to name a few — to experience unique local flavor. If you’re planning on dedicating some time in tasting rooms, consider buying a tasting pass to save on your trip.

Sammamish River Trail in Woodinville

Sammamish River Trail

As part of the larger King County Trails system, the Sammamish River Trail is accessible and easy to walk, roll, bike or skate. Beginning from Wilmot-Gateway park, trail users can travel south towards Marymoor Park/Redmond or north toward Bothell. In either direction, the pavement trail follows the Sammamish River slough, where wildlife such as bald eagles, great blue herons, salmon and other creatures can be found. For a full trail map, visit click here.

Bagels from Woodinville Bagel Bakery

Woodinville Bagel Bakery 

If you’re looking for a low-key breakfast or lunch on your trip to Woodinville, be sure to stop in at the Woodinville Bagel Bakery. With quirky décor and quick service, you can find any of the classic bagel and breakfast sandwich options that hit the spot. This is a great option for families or individuals who want a grab-and-go meal as you explore around town. If you’re visiting on a nice (in other words, not rainy) day, head on over to DeYoung Park for a perfect place to spread out and relax while you eat. 

21 Acres sign in Woodinville

21 Acres

Located less than five minutes off the freeway, 21 Acres offers hands-on experiences for people of all ages who want to learn about their relationship with food. As both an educational center and a market, visitors can schedule tours to learn about sustainable food practices, take a cooking class, meet a beekeeper and more! Caretakers and educators at 21 Acres care deeply about showing visitors the cycles that impact our ecosystems, as well as the tasty and rewarding products that come from raising sustainable food. For information about tours, classes, and the market visit 21 Acres.

Gracie Read

Gracie was born and raised in Woodinville, Washington in the heart of the Sammamish River Valley. She enjoys wandering through outdoor markets, being introduced to people's pets, and spending warm days doing any kind of water sports. On a rainy day, Gracie can be found watching a movie while painting something colorful. IG: gracie.cant.read 

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