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Pike Place Market, Seattle

Categories: Flea Markets, Shopping
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 13,000+ reviews on the web
Built in 1907 on the edge of a steep hill in the downtown waterfront area, Pike Place Market remains one of the country's oldest continuously operating public farmers' markets. A regular place of business for local farmers, craftspeople, and merchants, the market also ranks as one of the city's top tourist attractions. Consisting of a main level and several lower sections, the market features a range of flower stalls, comic-book stores, antiques shops, and family-owned restaurants. Before you explore the areas below street level, visit the main market's fresh produce and fish stalls. Access the market by car, public bus, or streetcar. Use our Seattle travel itinerary maker to visit Pike Place Market on your trip to Seattle, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I think people talked up Pikes place too much which resulted in high expectations. A few hidden gems and a lot of junk stores too. A lot of stalls had the same stuff you see in most markets. Very crow...  read more »
  • I know it's famous, but it's a bit of a creepy place. Definitely watch you wallet, purse, backpack, children. A lot of homeless in the area too. All that aside, I'm glad we went. We bought fresh fruit...  read more »
  • The first time we visited Pike Place, we didn't truly grasp how large it was. It wasn't until we visited more frequently during our trip that we realized how far it spanned, and the number of restaura...  read more »
  • Touristy fun with handmade crafts, food, and local shops to explore. Not for early risers- the market didn't really start until after 10 so sleep in a bit. Only go early if you want to check out the original Starbucks and be the first on a long line to get the same coffee you can get anywhere. Keep an eye out for the independent coffee shops instead- nice to try something outside the usual Starbucks latte. Definitely try the piroshky pastries and the grilled salmon sandwich at Market Grill. Those were our favorites of the foods we tried on our visit.
  • I love this place full of energy, life... Lots of great food and drinks, fresh market in the summer. Very busy on weekends, but must see place. One of my favorite part is, fresh flowers 💐. Every time when I was there, I have to buy some, and every season with different beautiful flowers.
  • It's a five star for eclectic busy entertainment and people watching. Hustle and bustle everywhere around. Fruits and veggies abound. Fish being tossed about. Whole cook crab and the flower selection is the best.
  • I suppose you have to go just once, to say you've been, because Lord knows ppl will ask, and if you say "no" you'll get the raised eyebrow. And no one wants the raised eyebrow. And God forbid you disappoint someone's expectations of your vacation. Get yourself some $10 flowers. Because a bouquet that size will cost you four or five times that at home.
  • One of the nicest markets in the world similar to St. Lawrence Market in Toronto. It is packed in weekends with tourists and locals alike. Many tourists with no intention of buying fresh fish or anything hold up the walkway taking pictures and videos using their smartphone which can be annoying if you are serious of getting your shopping done. This is not a zoo people :) It is like walking in Vegas on a busy night- patience is requirement.
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