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What to Expect- Pike Place Market in Washington

Apr 5, 2024 | Washington | 0 comments

Welcome to the vibrant heart of Seattle, where the sense of community and culture intertwines with the colorful stalls of Pike Place Market – a place as rich in history as it is in fresh produce, unique crafts, and gorgeous flowers! Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a curious explorer, Pike Place Market has an array of sights, sounds, and flavors that can only be found in this bustling waterfront bazaar. This is one of the oldest and most beloved markets in the United States, where every corner tells a story and every visit creates memories to last a lifetime.

What to expect

Ready to discover the heart of Seattle? Pike Place Market is your must-visit hub! Immerse yourself in the local vibe, shop till you drop, savor tantalizing eats, snap a picture at the iconic Gum Wall, and sip coffee at the original Starbucks that started it all. If fortune smiles, you might even spot Orcas while enjoying a glass of wine on a scenic balcony.

Original Starbucks in Seattle

While exploring Pike Place Market, don’t miss the chance to visit the iconic first Starbucks in Seattle. This spot offers a unique slice of coffee history just a stone’s throw from the market. Be warned, though – the queue can stretch for ages! But for a cup steeped in Starbucks’ origins? You be the judge if it’s worth the wait.

Also, don’t miss out on the one-of-a-kind treasures exclusive to the birthplace of Starbucks that you won’t snag anywhere else!

Gum Wall in Seattle

My initial reaction to the famous gum wall was disbelief and disgust. But, truthfully, it’s quite a sight up close, offering a unique opportunity to stick gum somewhere without breaking the rules! You’ll find this colorful, sticky attraction in Post Alley by the Market Theater, which has been adorned with gum and pennies by visitors since the early ’90s.

(Bring gum so you can leave your mark!)

Pike Place Fish Market

This is your chance to experience the unique charm of Pike Place Fish Market, a bustling hub where the tradition of fishmongers energetically hurling seafood is an unforgettable spectacle. It is an interesting experience.

Eat with a view in Seattle

Savor your meal with lunch at Pike Place Market, where the stunning waterfront views could usher in a surprise orca sighting if lady luck’s on your side. We had a feast for the senses at Maximilien Les Boissons – a place where the mesmerizing scenery is as compelling as their cuisine, tempting me to return time and again for more!

Flowers at Pikes Place Market

Don’t miss out on Pike Place Market’s blooming deal – $15 for a vibrant bouquet that’ll jazz up any room! Check out my Tiktock video above to feast your eyes on these beauties. Back in Texas, even the budget blooms start at $20, but here, what you’d normally shell out $50 for, you snag for $15! Trust me, these are some of the most stunning petals I’ve laid eyes on!

Shopping at Pike Place Market

Shopping at Pike Place Market is an absolute blast—every corner is packed with nostalgia, especially the Magic Shop, brimming with retro treasures from the 80s and 90s. Each store offers its own unique charm, tempting you to not just browse, but fill your bags. Pro tip: Come with your wallet ready, because trust us, you’ll want to snag more than just one keepsake!

In conclusion, I strongly urge all travelers to add Seattle’s Pike Place Market to their itinerary. I have visited countless cities and markets throughout my travels, but none have left me with such a lasting impression as Pike Place Market. Its vibrant atmosphere, wide variety of vendors, and an endless array of fresh produce make it a must-visit for any tourist. My personal favorite was the iconic fish market, where the lively fishmongers entertained us with their impressive throwing skills and contagious energy. But Pike Place Market is more than just a market – it’s a community hub, bringing together locals and visitors from all walks of life. The sights, sounds, and smells of this bustling marketplace will leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. Trust me when I say that no trip to Seattle is complete without strolling through Pike Place Market and immersing yourself in its rich culture and offerings. So pack your bags and prepare for a sensory overload – because this hidden gem deserves all the recognition it can get! Beware though, once you visit Pike Place Market, there’s no turning back – you’ll be counting down the days until you can return and experience its magic all over again

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