Pike Place Market
1501 Pike Place
Seattle, WA 98101
Among the most written and visited tourist sites in Seattle is the Pike Place Public Market. Established in 1907, the market is one of the longest operating markets in the United States. It receives over 10 million visitors a year. The multi-level market features fresh produce and meats on the upper level and over 200 other vendors through out the 9 acre complex selling artisan breads, cheeses and artwork.
Its popularity means that the market fills up very quickly with shoppers and tourists. There is limited parking through out the area so the best approach is to use public transportation, arrive or early or late in the evenings. It is a good place for street photography and people watching. The large crowds of people also attract the high prices of produce and meats. You can expect to pay 20% or more over the standard grocery chain, but then you are also paying for the atmospheric shopping experience. On the south end of the market you can see and hear the famous Pike Place Fish Market tossing seafood around in their "flying fish" stick.
|Pike Place Winter scene David Irons|
|Frozen Dungeness Crab|