Ballard

  • Ballard Avenue was the home of the first commercial district but now consists of art studios, shops, bars, and varied music venues.
  • The 100-year-old Ballard Locks draw thousands of visitors each year, vying for the best view of not only the passing ships but also the underwater ladders observatory, built for migrating salmon.
  • Golden Gardens Park is the perfect site for a summer outing. It boasts the expected barbecue pits and grassy areas for picnics and kite flying, but also has a sandy beach for volleyball and sandcastle building.
  • Don’t miss the Ballard Farmer’s Market each Sunday, where you can get local fresh produce and artistic treasures of surprising kinds.