Head to “Snoose Junction” (a.k.a. the Ballard District) to experience a thriving and hip waterfront neighborhood that houses some of Seattle’s best restaurants, pubs, shops, spas and parks. Since 1853, this historic Scandinavian neighborhood has been cultivating its fashionable image, and now you can walk the busy tree-lined streets and see how all the hard work has paid off. Watch the Ballard locks open and allow ships through, see the Nordic Heritage Museum, shop the ever-popular Market Street, or enjoy the eclectic restaurants and pubs on Ballard Ave. Look out for unique curio shops and if you can, catch the Ballard Farmer’s Market  - Sundays on Ballard Ave. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. It’s a Seattle staple.

Practical Info:

To get to Ballard from downtown Seattle, drive north on 1st Ave, veer left at the foot of Queen Anne Hill, then continue northward until you cross the Ballard Bridge. Turn left onto NW Market St.

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Seattle in One Day: Sightseeing Tour including Space Needle and Pike Place Market

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 215 Reviews

Not sure what to see in Seattle? Take the stress out of sightseeing on this 6-hour tour, which covers 50 miles (80 kilometers) of downtown Seattle and the ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.00

Seattle Combo Tour: City Tour, Pike Place Market and Boeing Factory

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

See Seattle’s essential sights in one fun, busy day on this 9-hour adventure that includes a city tour, time at Pike Place Market and a trip to the Boeing ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $141.53

Seattle Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise Sightseeing City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Making a short stop in Seattle before embarking on a cruise? Take this three-hour pre-cruise tour of Seattle and discover the best of the beautiful Emerald ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.00

Private Tour: Seattle Highlights

Get up close and personal to the Emerald City on this private sightseeing tour of Seattle’s highlights. On this personalized tour, decide between must-see ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.00

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