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===By bus===
Catch the northbound Metro Transit[] route 15 40 or 18 D Line on 1st 3rd Ave, or . Metro buses feature GPS-based destination signs and audio announcements that call out the route 17 on 3rd Aveupcoming stop.* '''Route 15D Line''' ([ map] | [ sched]) continues along 15th Ave NW, . Exit the bus at 15th Ave NW and NW Market St (stations are clearly marked), then walk a few blocks westbound on NW Market St.* '''Route 1840''' ([ map] | [ sched]) goes west on Leary Way NW, meets NW Market St at Ballard Ave NW then turns right and continues on 24th Ave NW. Exit at Market and Ballard Ave. This route takes you to the heart of Ballard's shopping, dining and entertainment district.* '''Route 17Routes 17X and 18X''' takes you are express routes that, like the closest to the Hiram M40, connect 3rd Ave downtown with Market and Ballard. Chittenden LocksWhile faster, Golden Gardens beach park express routes offer limited stops and Shilshole Marina. It then continues along 32nd Ave NWoperate on commute timetables.* '''Route 44''' ([ map] | [ sched]) goes from the University District (where it connects to, or turns into, the 43 to Capitol Hill and Downtown) to Ballard via N. 45th St and continues down Market.* '''Route 5''' ([ map] | [ sched]) runs from 3rd Ave. downtown up to Phinney Ridge and Greenwood.* See this [ link] for additional bus routes serving Ballard.
*<see name="Hiram M Chittenden Locks" alt="" address="3015 NW 54th St" directions="At junction with 32nd Ave, served by bus route 44" phone="+1 206-783-7059" url="" hours="7AM-9PM" price="Free" email="" fax="">Linking the freshwater Lake Union and the salt-water Lake Washington across a height difference of 22 feet, the locks allow boats to cross the Lake Washington Ship Canal, relying solely on the force of gravity. A salmon ladder with a viewing gallery allows visitors to witness the salmon migration, which with different species allow for viewing throughout most of the year. Adjacent is the Carl S English, Jr Botanical Garden.</see>
*<see name="Nordic Heritage Museum" alt="" address="3014 NW 67th Street" directions="" phone="(206) 789-5707" url="" hours="Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM. Su-M noon-4PM" price="$6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 children above 5 yrs, under 5 free" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Documents the history of Scandinavian immigration to Seattle; the only museum of its kind in the U.S.</see>
* <see name="Fisherman's Terminal" alt="" address="" directions="South across the Ballard Bridge" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Carefully wander the docks (avoiding stepping on ropes or nets) and look at the boats. Many of them sell fresh crab or fish right off of the boat in season. Visit the '''Fisherman's Memorial''' [] dedicated to all of those who have lost their lives at sea while engaged in commercial fishing.</see>
Central Ballard collects most of the area's restaurants, on or near Market Street. 15th Ave. NW and Greenwood Ave. house most of the rest.
* '''Señor Moose''', [] 5242 Leary Ave NW, ''+1 206'' 784-5568, Daily 8AM-3PM,5PM-9PM. Authentic Mexican cooking from Mexico.
* '''Snoose Junction Pizza''' 2305 NW Market Street (206) 789-2305. Standard, good family-friendly pizza joint but also a great place to grab a beer and a pizza with your hipster friends.
*<eat name="Vera's" alt="" address="5417 22nd Ave NW" directions="" phone="+1 206 782-9966" url="" hours="M-Sa 8AM-2:30PM, Su 8AM-2PM" price="" lat="" long="">Cheap and well-rounded breakfast and lunch. A Ballard institution. Weekend breakfast bustles with families, hipsters, and locals.</eat>* '''Zesto's''', 6416 15th Ave NW, ''+1 206'' 783-3350, Daily 10AM-10PM. An old Seattle landmark, since the 1950s and their restaurant shows it: red naugahyde upholstered booths, an old Wurlitzer jukebox, local high school pictures and pennants on the walls, and until fairly recently they had a (working) 1957 Chevy coupe on the roof. Feature fresh fish and chips, burgers (with "beefallo" as an alternative to regular beef), fries, milkshakes and malteds in a wide variety of flavors. A good family place. You'll want to drive or take the route 15 bus as it's rather far to walk from downtown Ballard and back. Try the Triple Everything burger and curly fries, but you'll want to share it with someone. Under $15.
===Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, and Crown Hill===
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