One of Seattle's most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market is the oldest continuously working public market in the country. ... More
Pike Place Market
One of Seattle's most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market is the oldest continuously working public market in the country. Shop for fresh vegetables and fruits here or stop by Pike Place Fish to see fish fly. The market has numerous shops, including a health food and herb store, craft stores, and flower stands. Stop by Sur la Table, where you'll find tools with which you can prepare your recently purchased ingredients. Don't forget to pick up fresh-baked pastries for dessert and stop at one of the restaurants for lunch or grab an authentic Seattle latte before heading home.
It's a big market, nothing exciting. It might be great if you like walking around looking at trinkets & buying junk, but we did not travel from the east coast just to shop at a farmer's market. We found walking along downtown (4th avenue) to be more fun. The waterfront walk was not too much fun either. Halifax & Atlantic city have much better boardwalks. We would not go back to Pike Place market.
The place is alright, I think that people played it up to much for me, they made it sound like this wonderful place with many different things. It just seems like most of the booths or stores had the same thing in them. Once in a while you might find something different or unusual.
It is so muggy and there really doesn't seem to be any fresh air flowing through. Very crowded in some places, the elevators smelled of urine in the parking area and were very dirty.
It wasn't worth my time to really go there, I had more fun at the Space Needle just enjoying the view of Seattle. Just be sure to be ready to be disappointed if you have high hopes, I was.
Pikes Place market was a pretty cool place to go. There were many shops with just about anything you may want. It seem kind of like a tourist trap though, I felt many of the items were over priced. It did have a good atmosphere and the oysters weren't all that bad.
This attraction is definately a two thumbs up! You'll enjoy leisurely strolling through the various booths and finding things that you will enjoy.
Everywhere you turn you find interesting people and interesting things. Great bargains are to be found everywhere you go penny-pinchers!
Thats not all, the Pike Place also sports a veriety of cuisines that will satisfy even the hungriest croud!
Everyone has heard about the famous Pike Place Fish Market and Starbucks, but there is so much more to see and do at the market than that. Gorgeous flowers, crafts, fantastic food, record stores, and nearly anything else you can imagine are at the market. Grab lunch at one one the vendors and grab a spot at the park for a picnic on the sound for a true Seattle experience.
The Pikes Place Market is where you get the all around feel of Seattle. The people, the food, the view, the crafts and the general all around atmosphere is what it is all about. You are blown away by the fresh cut flowers upon entering the market and it just keeps getting better from there. Don't miss the fish market either. It is a great show to watch the tossing the fish! Of all the places I visited in Seattle, I would have to say that the Market was the best because it doesn't have to cost you anything and you come away feeling like you know Seattle. Even though it is a popular tourist site, it doesn't feel like you are a tourist when you are there. If you want to buy then there is a price range from the buget buyer to the big spender. Even the kids enjoyed the market and they didn't break mom's wallet. I have been twice and I won't miss it on my next visit to Seattle.
WOW the size of the fish at the market was incredible. The assortment of fish was also amazing. The throwing was quite entertaining too.
My wife especially liked the flowers. We were there in September and the assortment was huge and simply beautiful.
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