- The list below includes 368 free or cheap things to do in or near Ballard, Washington, including 94 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, Farms & Ranches and Dog Park.
- From Discovery Park to Fremont, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Ballard and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Seattle, Kirkland, Bremerton and Poulsbo.
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93% 792 votes
3801 W Government Way, Seattle, WA 98119 MoreLess Info
At 534 acres, Discovery Park is the largest city park in Seattle. The park is situated on Magnolia Bluff overlooking Puget Sound, which offers a view of both the Cascade and the Olympic Mountain ranges.
93% 1836 votes
7201 East Green Lake Drive, Seattle, WA MoreLess Info
Green Lake Park has plenty of green space and water so visitors can enjoy sports and picnics on the fields or go boating and swimming. A 2.8 mile path around the lake is suitable for running, biking and skating.
89% 897 votes
3300 Meridian Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103 MoreLess Info
Gas Works Park opened to the public in 1975 on lands that originally contained a plant that converted gas from coal. The 19-acre site includes picnic areas, a large play barn, and a stunning view of Seattle.
89% 178 votes
North of downtown, south of Fremont, Seattle, WA MoreLess Info
Lake Union is a freshwater lake entirely within the Seattle, Washington city limits. The lake is home of Gas Works Park which is a popular venue for summer concerts and Seattle's major Fourth of July fireworks show.
95% 3905 votes
250 W Highland Dr, Seattle, WA 98119 MoreLess Info
Providing an excellent view of Seattle and Elliot Bay, Kerry Park is a popular photography destination that also includes a children's play area.
95% 732 votes
4014 University Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98195 MoreLess Info
The University of Washington campus provides an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, as well as the surrounding campus town. Visitors can enjoy lake activities as well as various restaurants, shops, and university buildings.
60% 706 votes
1303 NE Boat Street, Seattle, WA 98105 MoreLess Info
Agua Verde Paddle Club combines a kayak and stand up paddle board rental facility with seaside dining in a casual atmosphere. Visitors can paddle around the bay and take in wildlife views, then return to the restaurant to dine.
78% 4610 votes
325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109 MoreLess Info
The EMP experience starts when you gaze upon the building and builds from there. Pop culture music artifacts are expertly displayed. Try out the sound stage or participate in a camp or workshop to get the full effect of this one of a kind museum.
200 Second Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109 MoreLess Info
Enjoy a day of discovery for visitors of all ages at Pacific Science Center and its engaging exhibits and multi-media presentations. Featuring an IMAX theater, planetarium, and childrens learning area, plan your visit and be amazed.