The Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington is extremely iconic.
Known nationally as the oldest public farmers market, the Pike Place Market should be your first stop while visiting Seattle.
Located directly on the Elliot Bay waterfront, the Pike Place Market is probably most well-known for its fresh seafood which is available daily. On any given day in the market, you will find tourists who have stopped just to watch the workers toss the fish around while preparing them for sale. The Market consists of several levels, each with its own personality.
Local artists and artisans call the market home for their small businesses, and you'll often find produce vendors and florists with gorgeous flowers for sale. Walking around the Market you can find a little of everything including local crafts people with creative and unique handmade gifts. Don't forget to stop by the original Starbucks for a hot cup of coffee while at the market.
The Pike Place Market is often busy with native Seattle dwellers as well as tourists, making it the most popular attraction in all of Seattle. With the world-famous Seattle Space Needle nearby, as well as CenturyLink Field, home to the Seattle Seahawks, the market is the perfect spot to visit to get a true taste of Seattle. It's a great place to spend the day walking, shopping, eating, and truly enjoying all the sights of Seattle.