Worlds collide in the Queen Anne neighborhood, where the lively urban center of Lower Queen Anne meets Upper Queen Anne’s historic houses, boutiques, and spectacular views.
Ballard thrived as the “Shingle Capitol of the World” and was its own city, until it was annexed by the City of Seattle in 1907. Strong Nordic roots have shaped Ballard’s culture for more than a century. The maritime industry continues to thrive and is still home to the Pacific fishing fleet.
Interbay is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington in the United States consisting of the valley between Queen Anne Hill on the east and Magnolia on the west, plus filled-in areas of Smith Cove and Salmon Bay.
Magnolia is the second largest neighborhood of Seattle by area. It occupies a hilly peninsula northwest of downtown. Magnolia has been a part of the city since 1891. A good portion of the peninsula is taken up by Discovery Park, formerly the U.S. Army's Fort Lawton.
Discovery Park is a 534 acre natural area park operated by the Seattle Parks and Recreation. It is the largest city park in Seattle and occupies most of the former Fort Lawton site. The site is one of breathtaking majesty. Situated on Magnolia Bluff overlooking Puget Sound, Discovery Park offers spectacular view of both the Cascade and the Olympic Mountain ranges. The secluded site includes two miles of protected tidal beaches as well as open meadow lands, dramatic sea cliffs, forest groves, active sand dunes, thickets and streams.
Interbay Golf Course
Nestled between Puget Sound and two of Seattle’s oldest neighborhoods, this 9-hole Links-style executive Par 3 golf course can be challenging yet fun to play. Opened in 1997, the Par 28 course features well-kept greens, manicured fairways, and has been recognized by Audubon International for its water conservation efforts. The course has been called home to both beginners and experts alike. Interbay Golf Course also has a driving range on site. The Range at Interbay is an award-winning facility that features 80 covered stalls and 40 heated stalls for year round comfort.
Fishermen’s Terminal in Ballard Interbay is home for hundreds of working fishing boats that spend months on the open sea off the coast of Alaska. By water, it’s located off Salmon Bay just east of the Ballard locks. One of the Terminal’s prime attractions, of course, is fresh fish. At Wild Salmon Seafood Market, you can find fresh salmon, halibut (if in season) and crab. If you can’t wait to buy your fish and take it home, you can eat at Chinook’s At Salmon Bay or the Bay Café, both with terrific views of the Terminal and Salmon Bay. Fishing crews love to hang out at the Highliner Pub.
An unsurpassed view of Elliott Bay and the Central City, with an occasional backdrop of Mount Rainier, draws camera buffs to this spot. At sunset they often line the wall just as the city and the sound are beginning to glow with lights. At night it becomes almost a fantasy scene, with brightly lit ferries gliding across the water and the Space Needle shining from its 500-foot pedestal.