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Pike Place Market
Type: Sightseeing, Tours and Excursions
Spend a romantic day savoring the sights, smells, sounds and flavors of Pike Place Market, perhaps gathering seasonal provisions for a delightful meal to be enjoyed at home later on. Fishmongers near... Read More
Spend a romantic day savoring the sights, smells, sounds and flavors of Pike Place Market, perhaps gathering seasonal provisions for a delightful meal to be enjoyed at home later on. Fishmongers near the main entrance entice buyers with loud hawking and dexterous salmon throwing antics, the briny smell of fresh seafood filling the air. Countering that are the rows of vibrantly colorful flower stalls, which emit their pleasing perfumed aromas to passersby. Farm-fresh produce is mounded high along the aisles, and local artisans display their art and wares unique to the Northwest. Restaurants, a brewery and specialty shops for everything from antiques to movie ephemera fill the multi-level maze. New this year, Pike Place Market Foundation has launched its CharitableMarketplace.org, featuring 100-plus local businesses and products that all support Pike Place Market's small business recovery program.
- 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
- Romantic Things to Do: "Care to send a loved one, anywhere in the nation, some of the magic of Place Place? Order a Savor Seattle box, which features regional eats and treats, and helps support local vendors/ farmers at the same time."
- Things to Do in December: "Care to send a loved one some of the magic of Place Place Market? Order a Savor Seattle box, a curated collection of some of the market's and Seattle's best eats and treats, delivered to any doorstep nationwide. ($5 of every box purchase goes to support a non-profit such as the Pike Place Market Foundation, FareStart, Black Lives Matter Fund, Casa Latina, Community Roots Housing or the ACLU.)"
- Free Things to Do: "(*For the time being, support Market businesses that offer delivery, takeout or shipping options.) Check out Market expansion highlights, like 30,000 square feet of open public space that offer dazzling panoramas of Mount Rainier, the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. Discover artisan vendors that are newer to this new site, too–like honest Biscuits, Little Fish, indi chocolate and Old Stove Brewing Co. (with a bustling tasting room that features prime water views)."
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Across the street from the main market building along an arcade of shops and restaurants, the original Starbuck's Coffee remains in its unassuming original location. (While the queue is often long and winding, it's probably wise to enjoy the music of the buskers camped out front– and then grab a coffee elsewhere.) Sit-down eats within the Market range from casual and fun (Old Stove Brewing Co) to fine fare served in a welcoming space (Matt's in the Market)."
- Things to Do in Fall: "While foodie-centric tours abound, we're particularly intrigued by the newest, chef-driven one hosted by Eat Seattle that follows the themes of "Chocolate & Coffee" on Thursdays through Sundays (12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.)."
- Things to Do with Kids: "Find a bit of quiet among the chaos at Pike Place Market Urban Gardenâ"a hidden rooftop garden that might be a great place to pause with the kids (and some snacks)."
- Attractions near Cruise Port, Attractions near KeyArena at Seattle Center: "Across the street from the main market building along an arcade of shops and restaurants, the original Starbuck's Coffee remains in its unassuming original location."
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Spend a romantic day savoring the magic of Pike Place Market, perhaps gathering seasonal provisions for a delightful meal to be enjoyed at home.
- Best for Things to Do in December Because: Pike Place Market becomes festively illuminated during the holiday months, proving the perfect spot for gift-shopping while supporting local vendors and farmers.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Historic Pike Place Market is perhaps THE essential Seattle attraction. At present, support Market businesses that offer delivery, takeout or shipping options.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: No visit to Seattle is complete without a trip to Pike Place Market, where fish fly and local vendors sell their enticing goods and wares.
- Best for Things to Do in Fall Because: Savor the bounty of the season at Pike Place Market, a must-visit historic site, whether this is your first time here of your 20th.
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Pike Place Market catches kids' attention with gems like Rachel the Pig (sit atop this local darling for a photo op!) and the market's famous fish-throwers.
- Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: Pike Place Market is perhaps THE quintessential Seattle destination; here watch the fish throwers, talented buskers and an array of local artisans selling goods.
- Best for Attractions near KeyArena at Seattle Center Because: Pike Place Market is a feast for the eyes (and mouth); take in the city's many flavors at this bustling bazaar.