5 reasons why you must visit Pike Place Market in Seattle

The largest city in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle and its metropolitan area is home to some of the country’s superb art scenes, fun festivals and events, natural landmarks, numerous attractions, and one of the country’s oldest and most visited public markets, Pike Place Market. 

Pike Place Market is a mishmash of a fresh produce market, restaurants, cafes , craft and arts stores, art galleries and studios, smoke shops, book stores, florists, and just about anything! It is located on a nine-acre stretch in the historic district of Seattle. It was established in 1907 and has been in operation since then. It is visited by about ten million people annually!  Here are five reasons why you must pay it a visit:

  • The first original Starbucks was opened in Pike Place Market in 1971. It is a throwback experience you must not miss especially if you are a fan! Don’t forget to take some pictures.
  • You have got to eat at Pike Place Chowder Restaurant. It serves the best clam chowder in town!
  • Visit the Pike Place Fish Market. You do not have to buy anything; just enjoy the experience of watching fish flying around.
  • Shop for comics and manga, games and toys, and hard to find collectibles at Golden Age Collectables, the country’s oldest comic shop.
  • Find unique and authentic crafts at the Pike Place Crafts Market. All the items have been screened, guaranteeing that they are all handcrafted.

These are just teasers of what Pike Place Market offers.  There are more than a hundred reasons why you must visit Pike Place Market soon!

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