GET TO KNOW Ballard
Everyone in Seattle loves Ballard because is loaded with bars, restaurants, live music venues, cafes, bookstores, clothing boutiques, grocers, and every other kind of retail you can imagine. The historic Ballard Avenue district is a pedestrian paradise on Sundays, when the Farmers Market takes over and the streets fill with families and young urban couples buying fresh produce and unique handmade gifts, while ducking into trendy and artsy boutiques along the way. At night, Ballard's night life draws people of all ages from around the city to check out live music or claim a spot in one of the dozens of bars and bistros, many of which still maintain a nautical theme to honor the maritime past of the neighborhood.
WHERE TO SHOP
Curtis Steiner: Renowned, gorgeous boutique featuring art, handmade gift cards, jewelry and home décor.
WHERE TO CHILL
Miro Tea: A sleek, super-friendly teahouse with hundreds of tea options, scrumptious crepes, sandwiches and pastries.
WHERE TO BE OUTSIDE
Hiram Chittenden Locks: A popular attraction between Lake Union and Puget Sound, with surrounding gardens and a salmon run.
WHERE TO EAT
Bastille: A spacious brunch mecca. Popular all week long for its upscale but accessible French cuisine.
WHERE TO DRINK
The Tractor Tavern: Music venue known for its wide array of talented acts, from chamber music to jazz to alternative.
LIVE IN Ballard
$499 kCondo Avg.
$801 kSingle Family Avg.
$21812 Bedroom Rent