• Pike Place Market - Seattle, Washington

      A visit to Seattle just isn't quite complete without a swing through Pike Place Market, which overlooks Elliott Bay in the bustling heart of downtown. Opened in 1907 as an alternative to grocery stores, it is still a farmer's market -- one of the oldest in the nation. It's also much, much more. The concept of 'producing' has been extended to artists, bakers, vintners, and just about every other type of craft or merchandise you can imagine.

      If you go:
      You might want to check out the totem poles in Steinbrueck Park (on the north side), a favorite hangout for local colorful characters. To learn more about the Market's history and other tidbits of information, consider the Market Heritage Tour. The Market is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, closing up in the evening -- exact hours vary by specific merchant.


      1531 Western Avenue
      Seattle, Washington 98101 USA