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It could be argued quite persuasively that Pike Place Market is Seattle's heartbeat. Situated along the water in the city's downtown zone, the market was originally founded to allow produce growers to... Read More
It could be argued quite persuasively that Pike Place Market is Seattle's heartbeat. Situated along the water in the city's downtown zone, the market was originally founded to allow produce growers to sell directly to consumers. Today, it's a protected historic district that inundates you with sights, sounds, smells and the best people-watching in town. Whether donning suits or tie-dyed t-shirts, people of all persuasions find the market a fabulous place to spend the day. The Market Foundation offers fun and informational, one-hour tours (visit www.publicmarkettours.com for schedule and pricing info). Whether you're there on a gift hunt or simply to enjoy the sights, tastes and sounds, Pike Place is a perfect spot to spend the day.
- Pike Place / 1st Ave Level: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-5pm
- DownUnder Stores: Daily 11am-5pm
- Daily Tours
- Contact for Specific Dates and Times
- By Appointment
- Tours Adult (18+) $10; Senior (55+) $7; Child (0-17) $7
- Christmas Shopping: "Arrive early in the morning to watch the vendors set up shop, bringing the market to life. (Bonus: busloads of tourists might not yet have arrived!) Check out the online calendar for special holiday happenings."
- Shopping Malls and Centers: "Go on an Eat Seattle excursion or a Savor Seattle Food Tour to experience all the culinary riches of the market. Be sure to check out new public spaces and businesses (with a view!) that are part of a $74 million MarketFront project unveiled this summer. Old Stove Brewing Co. is a great place to savor the sceneryand local brews."
- Best Shopping: "It's not like you can't find a pair of Levi's jeans anywhere, but at the south end of the market on the upper level is a Levi-Strauss outlet with table after table of denim, including all of the classic styles (think 501) and cool cuts you've likely never heard of."
- Shopping near Cruise Port: "If you have enough downtime in the Market, get to know the venue better with several-hour culinary tours offered by a variety of companies."
- Best for Christmas Shopping Because: Recently expanded Pike Place Market bustles with vendors selling locally-crafted art and jewelry plus regional delicacies like chocolate-covered cherries and salmon.
- Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: Recently expanded Pike Place Market bustles with vendors selling locally-crafted art and jewelry plus regional delicacies like chocolate-covered cherries, salmon, tea and more.
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: Pike Place Market, Seattle's most iconic bazaar of bustling activity and local vendors, proves a great place to start the city's retail adventure.
- Best for Shopping near Cruise Port Because: A trip to Seattle isn't complete without a visit to the thriving, bustling Pike Place Market. Think produce, flowers, gifts and beyond!