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Pike Place Market
Vacation Travel Guide

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

Hotel Theodore
Hotel Theodore
4 out of 5
1531 7th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,403 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17

Located in Downtown Seattle, this hotel is steps from Game Works, Washington State Convention Center, and Seattle Central Business District. Seattle Paramount ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,492 reviews)

"My wife and and I really enjoyed our stay here at the Theodore. Rooms room clean, staff was great, and close walking distance to everything! The only thing that I was disappointed in was that the restaurant and bar were closed, (Covid-19 of curse) witch was fine. I would consider taking the restaurant ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/28

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Warwick Seattle
Warwick Seattle
3.5 out of 5
401 Lenora St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,411 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15

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 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,212 reviews)

"I loved my whole experience from the flight to the hotel! It was a great trip, the only thing I was not pleased with was the room was not cleaned while we were out, our trash got pretty full and was hoping they’d come get the trash and get some more plastic cups to drink from but still a great ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/11/17

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Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown
Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown
4 out of 5
1113 6th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,808 per night from Dec 26 to Dec 27

Located in Downtown Seattle, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Seattle Central Business District and 5th Avenue Theater. Washington State Convention Center ...

4.4/5Excellent! (961 reviews)

"It was clean and the staff was friendly. A little further from Pikes Place than I expected however still in walking distance to a lot of places"…"

Reviewed on 2020/11/24

Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown
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Hotel Theodore
Hotel Theodore
4 out of 5
1531 7th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,403 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
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Warwick Seattle
Warwick Seattle
3.5 out of 5
401 Lenora St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,411 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15
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Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown
Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown
4 out of 5
1113 6th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,808 per night from Dec 26 to Dec 27
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Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown
3 out of 5
1821 Boren Avenue, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$1,895 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
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citizenM Seattle South Lake Union
citizenM Seattle South Lake Union
4 out of 5
201 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,808 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
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Hilton Seattle
Hilton Seattle
3.5 out of 5
1301 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,532 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
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Sheraton Grand Seattle
Sheraton Grand Seattle
4 out of 5
1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,347 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
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The Paramount Hotel
The Paramount Hotel
3.5 out of 5
724 Pine St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,352 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
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Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,381 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
Hyatt Regency Seattle
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