Pike Place Market
- Type: Shopping
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Pike Place Market is one of the most tourist-heavy attractions in Seattle, but don't scratch it off your to-do list. Since 1907, this bustling market near the Downtown waterfront has been the go-to place for local produced. Today, you can find almost everything, from local artwork to puppy litters, plus the flower market is a particular must-see. The streets surrounding the Pike Place Market are peppered with restaurants and coffee shops, and there's an information booth just west of the marketplace at 1st Avenue. If you're not sure where to begin, sign up for a guided tour for a moderate fee.
The market is divided into two levels -- street-level and underground -- which are open everyday, from mid-morning to early evening. While you won't have to pay to explore the market, you might want to have your money ready in case you find something that tickles your fancy. For more information and a schedule of special events, check out the Pike Place Market website.