Seattle WA – Pike Place Market


What? :

Located in downtown along the ocean waterfront in an old building this market has everything you are expecting to see is such location, active fish stands, food places, local artwork, flower market, and flea market stands.



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Where? :

The Market is located roughly in the northwest corner of Seattle's central business district.

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When? :

The market location is open year-round except Thanksgiving and Christmas day.

The market start opening at 10 am and most stores close up shop at 6 p.m.


Due note 1: This is the most popular tourist destination; There are about 10 million people per year visiting this place. Plan to have a crowd here, especially during the weekend.


Due note 2: The market entrance is free of charge.


Due note 3: There is Pike Place Market parking garage and there two additional parking garages available nearby.


Due note 4: I saw that there re about 10 million people per year visiting this place.


Due note 5: Plan for spending here for about 2 to 3 hours.



My thoughts:

In my view Pike place market is a must see stop while you are visiting Seattle. For the atmosphere, for the markets, stores and flea stands, for the food and for people watching.



The visit:

The market is a major visiting destination for tourists and locals alike and it offer large verity of stores. It is home to more than 500 shops, from farm-fresh produce, fish stands, shops, flea market, restaurants, and bars.

The market start to operate in 1907 and is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers' markets in the United States.


This market is operative in this location since 1907 and it is one of Seattle most popular tourist attractions.

You can find many restaurants and coffee shops in the streets surrounding Pike Place Market and inside the main market building.


The Market is built on the edge of a steep hill and consists of upper street level and underground hallways. From the upper level you are overlooking the background view of Elliott Bay waterfront.


One of the famous attractions is to see Pike Place Fish stand where employees are is throwing the fish around. The stand is located at the main market building entrance, just under the clock.


It is always fun place to visit, explore the stores, the sands, and enjoy the vivid crowded unique atmosphere of this place.



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