- 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.
With waters that are typically too chilly to swim in, Alki Beach in Seattle, is a favorite destination for those who enjoy relaxing and playing on the waterfront. Featuring 135 acres of parkland, beachgoers enjoy rollerblading, jogging, picnicking and enjoying the sunsets.
In 2013, the newly renovated Seattle King's Street Station opened to visitors. The station was updated with architecture to match it's original design from the early 1900s, terrazzo floors and ornamental ceilings make travelers feel like they are walking through an older time.
Highland Ice Arena provides year-round ice skating, open seven days per week. Group lessons, special classes and ice hockey programs are offered. A pro shop is on site, and group bookings and private ice rentals are available.
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15446 Sunrise Dr NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 MoreLess Info
Fay Bainbridge State park is a waterfront park located on the northern edge of Bainbridge island. Visitors can enjoy kayaking and canoeing here. Campsites are also available which offer beautiful views of the ocean.
Riverside Guide Service provides fishing charters, fishing guides and salmon fishing, including gear, bait and a fishing boat. Trips are offered for five salmon species, plus sturgeon, American shad and steelhead.
Spanning 50 acres along Eagle Harbor, Pritchard Park houses the Japanese American Internment Memorial, and 17 acres of forested trails. These trails are home to over 40 species of plants, and over 40 bird species.