Seattle - Ballard & Discovery Park (PDF Chapter)
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
- peruse Ballard’s Nordic antecedents in the enlightening Nordic Heritage Museum
- 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.