One of the things I love most about Seattle is the proximity to the mountains or coast, while still offering the city experience. I’ve highlighted my favorite market stops below, but make sure you check out my suggestions for more unique activities while you’re in town.
Pike Place Market
The famous Pike Place Market offers you the opportunity to catch your own fish (actually you’ll pay to have someone throw one at you) and then turn around to pick up a bouquet of flowers. This is a great spot to get souvenirs and locally made goods – including jams, wine, organic soap and handmade gourmet pasta, to name a few.
Within the blocks surrounding the market, you’ll also stumble across the very first Starbucks location, which usually has a line down the block, Piroshky Piroshky, and Beecher’s Handmade Cheese. My favorite treat is stopping by Cobb’s Gourmet Popcorn – I can eat an entire bag of the Brown Butter Sea Salt by myself…in one sitting.
While you’re at the market, you need to leave your mark at the infamous gum wall. They clean the gum off every once in a while, but you’re sure to be impressed with how high people manage to get their pieces.
Looking for more?
If you’re looking for more ideas on more creative ways to spend your time in Seattle, or are a local looking for a fun date night idea, I’ve got some ideas for you. Check out my blog posts below for details!