Pike Place Market

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Pike Place Market featuring a city, signage and night scenes

Climb the steps from the waterfront to discover Seattle’s fresh food hub, the oldest farmers’ market in the U.S.

Street performers and vendors vie for attention on the pleasantly busy cobblestone streets of Pike Place Market. It’s home to some 200 stalls and shops, some of which have been family-operated for generations. Amble among the wide aisles in the main arcade taking in the cornucopia of sounds, smells and sights. Sample seasonal fruits, smell the fresh bouquets of flowers, and admire handmade jewelry and art.

Homey cafés, oriental health stalls, boutique bars, artisan cheese counters and organic fruit stands draw the eye and tempt the wallet. Buzzing beneath the traditional market is a lower floor of small bookstores, pottery and antique shops, clothing stores and specialty supermarkets that are ideal for bargain-hunting.

Situated just steps from Seattle’s waterfront, Pike Place Market is famous for its fresh fish stalls. Don’t be afraid to get up close and check out the huge variety of seafood on display: crab legs, oysters, salmon and other fish are laid out on icy beds. Try some fresh Northwest salmon or Dungeness crab when in season.

Competitive fishmongers offer unique entertainment, putting on a fish-throwing performance and bantering with customers as they weigh and wrap purchases in thick white paper. Unsuspecting visitors may even see a fish suddenly jump, its mouth snapping – all at the pull of a string from fun-loving pranksters behind the counter. It all adds to the good-natured atmosphere of this lively market.

After dark, street entertainers give way to live jazz and vocalists performing in old favorites like the Pink Door and the risqué-but-campy Can Can bar.

Pike Place Market is a local institution unlike anywhere else. It provides entertainment, a friendly place to linger and chat with stallholders, and you can buy everything from magic tricks to Far East potion, to local wine and cheese. There’s even a public library on the ground floor if you need a bit of quiet reflection.

Pike Place Market is located in downtown Seattle, open seven days a week. Come early to find parking, or take a taxi or bus.

Top Hotels Close to Pike Place Market

Warwick Seattle
Warwick Seattle
3.5 out of 5
401 Lenora St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,363 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
Located in Belltown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Moore Theater and Seattle Central Business District. Seattle Waterfront and Pike Place Market are ...
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Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,478 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 27
Located in Belltown, this hotel is steps from Seattle Central Business District and Seattle Paramount Theatre. Pacific Place and Game Works are also within 5 ...
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Sheraton Grand Seattle
Sheraton Grand Seattle
4 out of 5
1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,308 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Located in Downtown Seattle, this hotel is steps from Seattle Central Business District, Washington State Convention Center, and 5th Avenue Theater. Game Works ...
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"The property itself is very nice. We've stayed in Seattle quite often and always love it, but there is a lot of crime these days and there is a lot of evidence of it a few blocks away."

Reviewed on 2021/10/25

Sheraton Grand Seattle
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Warwick Seattle
Warwick Seattle
3.5 out of 5
401 Lenora St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,363 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
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Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,478 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 27
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Sheraton Grand Seattle
Sheraton Grand Seattle
4 out of 5
1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,308 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
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Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
3 out of 5
425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,036 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 15
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The Westin Seattle
The Westin Seattle
4 out of 5
1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,086 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 24
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Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
1113 6th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,190 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
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Mayflower Park Hotel
Mayflower Park Hotel
4 out of 5
405 Olive Way, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,308 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
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The Paramount Hotel
The Paramount Hotel
3.5 out of 5
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Renaissance Seattle Hotel
4.5 out of 5
515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,752 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 24
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