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Pike Place Market

Between Pike and Pine sts. at First Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
206-682-7453
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Ranked #1 of 106 Shopping in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Pike Place Market, an open-air shopping haven and Seattle institution, is a must-see for first time and return visitors alike.  Be prepared for large... more »
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
26 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Full of vibrancy lovely displays of fish,flowers and a Lots of other things .The fish throwing is a draw and the market traders are all part the show.glad I went.

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San Antonio, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We visited the market everyday. Seafood of course is the main attraction but there were so many other vendors selling things such as tulips, crafts, hot sauce, gourmet pastas, gourmet peanuts, and so many other things one would not get tired looking at. There are plenty of restaurants and shops from different cultures. The seafood is awesome. West coast oysters... More

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Delaware, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

One of the many must see locations in Seattle! However, we went on a Saturday and that might have been a mistake. The top level was packed with people (both locals and tourists). I would love to go back any other days to see what it's like. Of course, if you just go one level down the corridors are practically... More

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San Diego
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Full of cruise ship passengers, crowded and only interesting if you want to see the fish "throwing" done by the fish market, but that is only done for the tourists.

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I can only sum up the market this way: delicious food, friendly vendors, great people-watching, beautiful flowers, artwork, professional photography, waterfront dining, full of Seattle history, great picture-taking opportunities! Enjoy!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

You want fresh seafood...they have it! You want fresh produce....they have it! You want great gifts....they have those too! You can wander for hours here and uncover great finds!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The Pike Street Market offers wonderful vistas, a variety of shops and restaurants, and it smells of what it has to offer - particularly, fish. There is also a nearby book store worth a visit. I had a quick visit this last trip but it is always satisfying and the buzz of people hard at work to make a market... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I had a whole day in Seattle waiting for a 10pm flight so I decided to walk down the waterfront and shop. Pikes place market is fun. There are a lot of grocery shops and restaurants and its an enjoyable way to spend a few hours sampling some local produce and seeing eclectic shops you would not see everywhere. Very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

First visit to Seattle so had to see the market. very nice but have seen the same or better in London, Barcelona etc. The only thing that takes it out of the normal is the view of the Sound, and the first Starbucks is there- I likes the balloon man as well- he must be a fixture. Don't look for... More

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Sitka
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

For all the hype, I was expecting more from the market. They close at 5 and vendors were rude. If you weren't watching, the vendors would run you over with their carts when they were leaving the market. I will say they did have the best, most beautiful flowers I have ever seen at such incredible prices!

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