Seattle - Ballard & Discovery Park (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Ballard & Discovery Park chapter from Lonely Planet’s Seattle guidebook.

Though just a bridge away from its big metro brother, Ballard is probably the most distinct and independent of Seattle’s neighborhoods, with its self-contained music and drinking scene here and a tangible neighborhood identity.

  • watch birds, fishing boats, motor yachts, kayaks and salmon negotiating the Hiram M Chittenden Locks on a sunny summer’s evening from the grassy banks of Carl English Jr Botanical Gardens
  • maps
  • peruse Ballard’s Nordic antecedents in the enlightening Nordic Heritage Museum
  • transport
  • feel like you’ve left the city far, far behind in the verdant ocean-side oasis of Discovery Park
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.

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