"Great pedestrian shopping street in outdoor mall"
Walking around in an outdoor mall can be really difficult. That's why I really like that the University Village has this pedestrian street, although I never knew that it had a name until now! This street has some cute stores and places to grab a quick bite to eat, as well as some nicer restraunts down at the QFC end. When it's nice out, the hot dog guy sets up his cart here. If you've never had a real Seattle hotdog, you're in for a treat! You can load the hotdogs with all sorts of tasty toppings - try the cream cheese, I swear it's delicious! Back to the subject at hand, Village Lane also is a great place for parents with children who are out shopping. There are a number of tables and benches, as well as a playground area where parents can let their kids play. Village Lane is a great street in the village that makes U-ville feel less like just a mall and more of a fun place to hang out.