Think Outside the Dinner Date: Try These 4 Ballard Experiences This Valentine’s Day

Many people think of candlelight dinners and rose petals when they think of Valentine’s Day, but those aren’t your only options. While Ballard is full of romantic restaurants, our neighborhood has many other activities to take advantage of on this holiday as well. If your significant other is looking for a new adventure or if you’re simply looking up to change up your routine, consider thinking outside the dinner date for a memorable Valentine’s Day this year.

Watch the sunset at Golden Gardens
A sunset picnic is always romantic, and a Golden Gardens sunset is hard to beat. Less than ten minutes from Hotel Ballard, Golden Gardens is a beautiful stretch of beach that overlooks the Puget Sound and its western facing shores make it the perfect place to catch the setting sun. Pickup takeout from one of Ballard’s many eateries or pack a picnic basket to share. These picturesque views will make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

Take a sightseeing tour or fishing trip
Ballard is known as a fishing town, so why not see what do as the locals do and get out on the water? There are many sightseeing tours that showcase the Puget Sound from the city to the San Juan Islands. Many people also want to try their hand at fishing while they’re in town, and there are great local services to take both beginner and experienced salmon fishermen out on the water.

Try some local beers
For Seattleites, Ballard and beer are synonymous. From niche breweries like Peddler Brewing Company, a hub for local bicyclers and beer fanatics, to classic favorites such as Stoup Brewing and NW Peaks Brewery, there are many great beer options near Hotel Ballard. For beer connoisseurs, those new to the brew, cider drinkers, and gluten free-ers alike, Ballard breweries give you the perfect taste of the Pacific Northwest.

Catch a concert
If music and dancing is more your scene, consider attending a concert at The Tractor Tavern, Ballards local concert venue. For over 20 years, this venue has been a Seattle favorite for country music, indie, folk, and many other kinds of music. They also host regular concerts in partnership with Seattle’s public radio station, KEXP. With concerts almost every night and a wide range of performers, there are many options at this venue. A full calendar of events can be found on their website.

For couples of all kinds, figuring out the perfect date for Valentine’s Day can be difficult, but for your date needs here in Ballard we’re here to help! From sunsets to concerts and a whole lot more, our neighborhood has a lot to offer. To book room at Hotel Ballard for your next trip our way, contact us today!