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Pike Place Market
Type: Shopping Districts
Why not start your shopping adventure here? It could be argued quite persuasively that Pike Place Market is Seattle's heartbeat. Situated along the water, the market was originally founded to allow... Read More
Why not start your shopping adventure here? It could be argued quite persuasively that Pike Place Market is Seattle's heartbeat. 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 place to spend the day. The Market Foundation offers fun and informational tours Wednesdays to Saturdays, starting at the Market Heritage Center at 1531 Western Avenue. (*Many vendors' good can be bought online, too.)
- 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
- Best Shopping: "The Pike Place Market maintains two parking garages with more than 800 parking stalls and easy access to the venue's 500+ small businesses as well as the waterfront."
- 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 the newer-addition 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 before things begin to truly bustle. (Check out the online calendar for special holiday happenings, from seasonal cooking classes to musical performances.)"
- 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."
- 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 Malls and Centers Because: The 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: The 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 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!