Thanks to the location of Seattle's cruise ports near the downtown and Belltown neighborhoods, visitors can find a wealth of shopping gems within minutes of pulling ashore. While the residential Magnolia zone does not have many businesses, neighborhoods like downtown, South Lake Union and Queen Anne offer dozens of choices for those looking to pursue a little retail therapy. Other prime shopping neighborhoods (a bit farther from the cruise ports, but still accessible by taxi, Uber or bus) include Capitol Hill, Fremont and Ballard.
Downtown shops cover the gamut from clothing and art stores to souvenir hubs stocking local goods (like culinary treats–cheeses from Beecher's, chocolate-covered cherries, smoked salmon and more). Pike Place Market proves a great place to find a bit of everything (and to support local artisans), while shops up the hill cater to fashionistas and active folks wanting to get properly outfitted for the Great Outdoors. This list helps visitors find every vacation need from sportswear and beachwear to formalwear and Seattle-specific gem (been craving a "Frasier" t-shirt or "Sleepless in Seattle" nightgown? You're in luck!). Cruise passengers will also benefit from learning where to find a pharmacy, a camera shop and a couple spots where other vacation needs can be met. Shop on, cruisers!