If your tourist's heart is looking for something fresh and quirky- head to the Pike Place Market for a shopping trip. The market is built on two levels – the top level greeting you with a renowned fish market and florists and the lower levels have all kinds of craft shops. The top level also has street-side entertainers who will have you entranced with local music and art. You can find antique dealers, locally made clothing and accessories on the lower level. For the comic book enthusiast the Pike Market is a must visit because there are second hand bookstores along with specialty comic book stores and memorabilia shops.
There are a few shops that sell tobacco and paraphernalia as well. And when you get a little tired and your bags are full, there is a huge variety of eateries, food counters and cafes serving you delectable cuisines from all around the world to help you relax! They also have regular events where they teach cookery or arts and crafts which is planned well and posted on their official website so do make a point of visiting that before you head out.
If you are the type that likes guided tours then they have organized 2 hour trips to give you an insider view of the marketplace along with food sampling for a little extra charge. With so many things on offer and so much more to discover there's something for everyone in your family. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Seattle Itinerary 6 Days.
Use Seattle trip planner to get basic information and make most of your time when you visit Pike Place Market.
- Plan on spending money on an experience rather than buying a good deal.
- Most buildings and shops are accessible to strollers and wheelchairs.
- Best time to visit is during morning hours before 12pm
- Entry is free.
- Mornings before 12:00 pm are generally less crowded.
- Bus: 2nd/Pike- 21, 29, 37, 41, 62, 71, 72, 73, 106, 113, 121, 122, 123, 143, 150
- Place Pigalle Restaurant & Bar
- IL Bistro
- Maximilien Restaurant
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95% of people who visit Seattle include Pike Place Market in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
35.51% of people start their Pike Place Market visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Pike Place Market
69.64% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pike Place Market