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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 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Ballard?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 468 house rentals around Ballard. From 242 Condos/Apartments to 155 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Ballard is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling 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:

  • Downtown: 496 vacation rentals
  • Central District: 466 vacation rentals
  • Queen Anne: 696 vacation rentals
  • West Seattle: 888 vacation rentals
  • Capitol Hill: 647 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, 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 travelling to Ballard?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices 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: 1,824 home rentals
  • Ballard Farmers Market: 1,748 home rentals
  • Hiram M. Chittenden Locks: 1,819 home rentals
  • Nordic Heritage Museum: 1,819 home rentals
  • Safeco Field: 729 home 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 242 Condos/Apartments in Ballard. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ballard include:

  • Houses: 155 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 15 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 15 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes 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 67 vacation homes with pool available in Ballard.

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