Destination guide

Delight in the picturesque landscape of Ballard

The area's live music and art galleries are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Ballard. Renowned for its gardens, bars and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Space Needle and Nordstrom are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options 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 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 holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Ballard a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 holiday in Ballard. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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

Travelling to and around Ballard

Fly into Seattle, WA (LKE-Lake Union), the closest airport, located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Ballard?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 357 holiday lettings around Ballard. From 166 flats & apartments to 124 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Ballard:

  • Downtown Seattle: 258 holiday homes
  • Eastlake: 35 holiday homes
  • Westlake: 31 holiday homes
  • West Seattle: 582 holiday homes
  • Broadway: 186 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ballard? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Ballard. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Seattle Center: 668 holiday lettings
  • Seattle Children's Theatre: 1,377 holiday lettings
  • Overlake Golf and Country Club: 1,348 holiday lettings
  • Bremerton Community Theatre: 1,195 holiday lettings
  • Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial: 1,315 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent Flats in Ballard?

Yes, of course. offers 166 Flats in Ballard. Our other popular types of Ballard holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 124 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 132 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 27 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ballard?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 54 holiday homes with pool available in Ballard. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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