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Pike Place Market
Type: Shopping Districts
It could be argued quite persuasively that Pike Place Market is Seattle's heartbeat. Sure, it's on everyone's must-see list, but believe us, it's worth the hype. Situated along the water, the market... Read More
It could be argued quite persuasively that Pike Place Market is Seattle's heartbeat. Sure, it's on everyone's must-see list, but believe us, it's worth the hype. Situated along the water, 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 in suits or tie-dyed t-shirts, wearing boutonnieres or strewn with wildflowers, people of all persuasions find the market a fabulous destination. 2017 marked the unveiling of a $74 million MarketFront project summer that realizes a long-held vision of Market advocates. The project boasts 30,000 square feet of open public space that offer picture-perfect views of Mount Rainier, the Olympic Mountains and sparkling Puget Sound, plus three public art installations, 47 new tablespaces for farmers and craftspeople and 40 low-income senior housing units.
- 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
- 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 recently-added public spaces and businesses (with a view!); for example, Old Stove Brewing Co. is a great place to savor the scenery and local brews. For the ultimate culinary treat, grab a table at nearby new addition Aerlume, where you'll be talking about their sensational Black Cod dish for months to come."
- 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."
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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!