Ballard is a neighborhood of plenty! Your stay at the Ballard Inn will grant you walking distance to a plethora of restaurants for the adventurous foodie, and also to several warm and cozy pubs featuring live music. There's always something to do on Market Street; be it watching a movie at Majestic Bay Cinema, enjoying a cupcake at Cupcake Royale, shopping the boutique retail stores for that perfect outfit, or catching the sunset at Golden Gardens.
Along with being a busy Seattle metro neighborhood, Ballard is also a neighborhood steeped in tradition. A traditionally Scandinavian neighborhood, Ballard is best known for being a small town within a big city. Built in 1912, the Ballard Locks revolutionized the neighborhood by separating the freshwater shoreline from the salt water seas, and still remains a historical landmark of the neighborhood. Traditional Nordic festivals and seafood festivals are regularly thrown in the summer season to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of this busy town.
Your stay in Ballard promises to be a pleasant mix of old world charm and new, adventurous activities. Please contact a Ballard Inn front desk representative with any of your questions regarding activities, landmarks, or other neighborhood questions.