Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Pike Place Market has been a defining Seattle icon for more than a century. Considered by many “the soul of Seattle,” the Market spans nine historic acres in the center of downtown where everyday locals and tourists alike shop, visit, eat and discover. Founded in 1907, the Market is one of the oldest and largest continuously operating public markets in the United States and is brought to life by the hundreds of farmers, crafters, small businesses, and residents that call it “home”. For more elbow room, visit on weekday mornings.
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  • SJRamz
    Annandale, Virginia170 contributions
    Quick layover visit from Sea-Tac
    This is an iconic location that is a must-see when in Seattle. We had an 8-hour layover in Seattle, and it was extremely easy to get downtown on the metro from Sea-Tac. If you have a few hours to kill, don’t sit at the airport; instead, take a quick adventure into town. Lots of shops and restaurants to keep your eyes and palates entertained. There’s something for everyone. Good place to just walk around, enjoy the environment, and take in the energy from everyone around.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 12, 2023
  • Brandon
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania463 contributions
    Worth the Trip
    There is so much to see and do here. There are different levels that are filled with shops. You can buy art, comic books, and fresh fish all in the same place. If anything, it's just fun to walk around and look at everything.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 25, 2023
  • Ron G
    55 contributions
    Great food and entertainment
    Pike place market is a must see stop while in Seattle. The local restaurants and fish market are amazing! They have an entire section of beautiful fresh cut flowers for purchase at great prices. We were there on a Saturday full of people with some live music being played out front on the street. I will definitely visit again if I'm back in Seattle.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 26, 2023
  • chyechka
    Toronto, Canada85 contributions
    Musn’t miss this Seattle Landmark!
    This place is so cool. Kitschy, kind of grungy, so many unique booths and artisans. Beautiful flowers for sale, great little restaurants, cool fish markets. Really neat to walk around and browse the many stalls. Produce was insanely overpriced, but hey, this is a tourist hot spot. You can’t come to Seattle and not see this landmark!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 2, 2023
  • DjDan48
    Port Orange, Florida618 contributions
    Don't miss this place!
    We messed up and showed up at 4:00 pm. DON'T MAKE THIS MISTAKE! The shops and restaurants start shutting down and are completely closed by 5pm. The next day we gave ourselves plenty of time to go throughout the massive market.
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 14, 2023
  • Mktpro99
    West Palm Beach, Florida1,291 contributions
    Very crowded and energetic
    Lots of booths on two floors. Very crowded. Ate a salmon sandwich outside on the porch in the first building. More food stalls are located in the second building. Large flower and fish displays.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 20, 2023
  • KARIN D
    160 contributions
    GET THERE EARLY!
    Arrive early & go straight to the main entrance where they throw the fish. Once there is a good crowd, they will start this very funny event. This is the only place they do this. The place is crowded & closes down early. It appears that between 3-4 pm, shops are winding down for the day. I found an affordable glass shop & purchased several items--much more affordable than master art glass blower Dale Chihuly (check out my review on Gardens of Glass).
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 9, 2023
  • Russell3939
    Castle Rock, Colorado796 contributions
    Really enjoyed this
    We really enjoyed our day here. There are plenty of shops to see and the views were great. Really enjoyed seeing the markets either the fresh fish, produce and flowers. We thought the flowers were gorgeous and very reasonably priced for what you get. It was busy but didn’t seem to bother us. A must see in Seattle
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 10, 2023
  • Too Poor 2
    Baltimore, Maryland341 contributions
    Public Market
    A wonderful, crowded market with many craft sellers, flowers, knick knacks, seafood, and eateries throughout the area. About 3 blocks long, with a narrow center walk way, it is the center of tourism all around the market. It gets really crowded on most days so be prepared for it. Lots of places to snack and sample the food. Some public eating facing the water and plenty of bathrooms throughout the market area. Fish throwers are at the bend of the market. Lots of smaller shops on the lower levels. Easy to spend 3 hours around the area.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 13, 2023
  • Sandy D
    Ferndale, California201 contributions
    Crowded and touristy but worth it
    Go early…expect big crowds and bring lots of money. The fish and seafood prices are highly inflated. Great vistas of the city and waterfront. Very touristy. Parking is difficult and expensive. Big influx of cruise ship passengers…Long lines (over 2 blocks to visit the original Starbucks). Still worth the visit. 😊
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 13, 2023
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Free Karma
Illinois25 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
Actual visit was May 31, 2021.

I have been several times and always go to store in photo. One of my favorite "finds" was a vial of neroli oil. Only had 1 bottle and had to look around to randomly find it... out of this world true oil at around $10. Top 5 stores at Pike Place Market.
Written February 25, 2024
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LoveToTravel
San Francisco, CA27 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
Fun visit to Pike Place Market! Lots of interesting vendors and pretty colors all around! It is crowded so just be ready to walk around with lots of other people!
Written February 7, 2024
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PeterBassiri62
Seattle, WA18 contributions
Jan 2024 • Business
Perhaps the most amazing collection of merchants anywhere! The place is massive and amazing. The collection of restaurants, shops, artists, crafts ...... The list goes on.

You need a minimum full day to see and experience the market.

It is a great and a Safe place for the whole family.

The most memorable experience in Seattle without doubt.
Written February 2, 2024
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EaglesFan27
Reading, PA642 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
I’ve been to several city markets across the country but none of them compare to Seattle’s. There is something truly for everyone at Pike Place Market. We enjoyed looking at all the vendors and plenty of delicious food options as well.
Written January 30, 2024
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Beth S
50 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Quintessential Seattle. So much great seafood. Do pick up some smoked salmon and try some hot, lavender apple cider. Visit the gum wall- gross and impressive at the same time. Parking deck can be kind of tricky. Make sure to read directions and pay before you pull up to the exit if using the on site garage.
Written January 21, 2024
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pandripe
Halifax, Canada15 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Great variety of Market items accessible in all weather conditions in the heart of downtown Seattle. Parking isn’t difficult, but a lot of traffic on the I5.
Written January 20, 2024
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TravelMyty
210 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Always a good experience visiting the market. A variety of items for sale. Great food options! Beautiful flowers for sale. Tasty BBQ.
Written January 7, 2024
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daikin
Los Angeles, CA3,574 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
I feel it’s a little overrated market is small and not that much going on couple of fish vendors and small souvenir shops.
Written December 27, 2023
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Alex_Robinson419
Murfreesboro, TN341 contributions
Feb 2023 • Business
The market is a fun place to visit. An easy enjoy from where I stayed. Fun to just walk around and people watch. Things are maybe a little pricy but it's still not to bad. You'll need at least an hour to walk the whole place. A must do. Can’t wait to go back!
Written December 18, 2023
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LongabergerLady
Oconto Falls, WI260 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
This was one of my favorite places that we went to. There was so much here, you couldn’t possibly see it all in one day. We found so many wonderful gifts here, and the food was heavenly. We got to see the fish tossed by the fish mongers. That was so much fun. I can’t wait to come back here again.
Written December 15, 2023
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