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Woodinville

A 30-minute drive from downtown, Woodinville is a wine mecca with a small-town vibe that draws visitors and locals alike to its 100-plus tasting rooms, charming boutiques, and outdoor offerings.

Chateau Ste Michelle
Molbak's Garden & Home Molbak's Garden & Home

Head to the Hollywood District to visit Washington’s oldest winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle (14111 NE 145th St), where you can taste by the glass or buy a bottle to enjoy with a charcuterie board on the sprawling grounds. Find your new favorite vintage with a tasting at chic, family-friendly Novelty Hill (14710 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE), or even play a game of bocce ball. If spirits are what you’re after, head to Woodinville Whiskey Co. (14509 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE) for a taste of its house-made bourbon. Fuel up with a burger or sandwich at Hollywood Tavern (14508 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE)—don’t miss the Tavern Club sandwich stuffed with house-made Cajun potato chips—or pizza alfresco at Vivi Pizzeria (14505 148th Ave NE). For elevated Pacific Northwest fare, try the four-course tasting board at The Barking Frog (14580 NE 145th St), or make a reservation for a nine-course seasonal dinner at The Herbfarm* (14590 NE 145th St), where the on-site garden grows produce and herbs enjoyed at every meal.

Browse the artisan crafts at the Woodinville Farmers Market in the heart of town. Open during warm-weather months, this market offers travelers a true taste of the area with everything from fresh-cut flowers to local berries. Head across the street to Molbak’s Garden & Home (13625 NE 175th St), where you’ll find floral arrangements created with local blooms and nautical-themed displays. After tending to your green thumb, head to the Warehouse District to visit the Eddie Bauer Outlet, or stop by Elegant Details Boutique (13620 NE 175th St, Ste 12) downtown to score stylish additions to your closet.

Woodinville hosts a full calendar of activities and festivals throughout the year—listen to local bands play at downtown tasting rooms, or get in on the fun at a crush event or wine walk. After filling your day with fun outings, spend a few hours at the Spa at Willows Lodge (14580 NE 145th St)—if you’re on a romantic wine weekend, relax with a couple’s massage or facial. Get outdoors and rent bikes with Woodinville Bicycle (13210 NE 175th St) and cycle the 11-mile Sammamish River Trail (17301 131st Ave NE). Switch up your perspective by taking to the skies with Over the Rainbow (16509 140th Pl NE), where you’ll experience a unique view of the Seattle skyline and the foothills of the Cascade Range on a soaring hot air balloon ride.

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