4 Ways To Enjoy The Sun in Ballard Before the End of Summer
Summer in Seattle is hard to beat. Between warm days, clear skies, and extra hours of daylight to enjoy, this city truly has a lot to offer during the summer. For Hotel Ballard guests and Ballard residents alike, there are many ways to make the most of the warmer weather in our neighborhood while it lasts. If you’re looking for some new and different ways to make the most of your Summer in Ballard, here are a few activities we recommend.
Ballard is full of great places to wine and dine. During the summer, Ballard has several fun bars, cafes, and restaurants with outdoor dining spaces to take advantage of. If you’re looking for rooftop decks, outdoor patios, or other places to wine and dine outdoors, some fun places to try include:
- Ballard Coffee Works for great coffee and atmosphere
- Bastille Cafe, for a classy outdoor dining experience
- Kings Hardware, for a fun, fresh air outdoor bar experience
- Fremont Brewing Company, just a few minutes out of Ballard, this local favorite has many new and different beers to try!
See the Sites by Boat
Seeing Seattle by boat and getting more expansive views of the Puget Sound is another bucket list item for Seattle summer. From the plethora of wildlife native to this region, to the sweeping views of the city from the sea, exploring Seattle from the Puget Sound is another great way to make the most of your Seattle summer.
Explore Discovery Park
Discovery Park is the perfect place to get a true Pacific Northwest experience without leaving Seattle! This over 500 acre park has miles of walking trails, a beautiful beach, a lighthouse, tons of tree species, and more. Just a ten minute drive or about 30 minute bus ride from Hotel Ballard, an afternoon spent at Discovery Park is hard to beat.
Paddleboarding, Canoeing and Other Water Sports
Summer in Seattle isn’t complete without some nautical adventures. On warm summer days the Puget Sound’s calm waters are a great place to try your hand at paddle boarding, kayaking, and a number of other watersports. Surf Ballard and Ballard Kayak and Paddleboard offer a number of great water adventures and tours for kayakers and paddleboarders of all levels!
Seattle is full of great ways to get outside and make the most of summer. To learn more about Hotel Ballard and all of the great things our neighborhood has to offer, visit our website today!