Destination guide

Delight in the picturesque landscape of Ballard

The area's live music and art galleries are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Ballard. Renowned for its gardens, bars and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Space Needle and Nordstrom are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Ballard

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Ballard a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Space Needle (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Woodland Park Zoo (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Seattle Great Wheel (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Green Lake Small Craft Center (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Green Lake Aqua Theater (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Theo Chocolate Factory (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Ballard

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Ballard. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bergen Place Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Carl S. English Botanical Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Sunset Hill Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Ballard Locks Fish Ladder (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Golden Gardens Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Ballard

Fly into Seattle, WA (LKE-Lake Union), the closest airport, located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Kenmore, WA (KEH-Kenmore Air Harbor), which is 8.2 mi (13.2 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Ballard?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 797 vacation rentals near Ballard. From 467 Condos/Apartments to 217 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ballard for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Ballard?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ballard:

  • Seattle Waterfront: 818 vacation rentals
  • Fremont: 339 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 858 vacation rentals
  • West Seattle: 1,479 vacation rentals
  • South Lake Union: 1,143 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Ballard?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Ballard. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Golden Gardens Park: 2,533 vacation rentals
  • Nordic Heritage Museum: 2,538 vacation rentals
  • Scandinavian American Bank Building: 2,556 vacation rentals
  • Carl S. English Botanical Park: 2,539 vacation rentals
  • Cors & Wegener Building: 2,554 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ballard listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Ballard?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 467 Condos/Apartments in Ballard. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ballard include:

  • Houses: 217 rentals available
  • Cottages: 22 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 22 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ballard?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 76 vacation rentals with pool available in Ballard. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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