You know why I love impromptu day trip? Because they are the ones that goes really well. Despite the crappy weather, we still drove to Seattle and our itinerary was composed of: Premium Outlets, Pike Place Market, and Jollibee (lol!).
But let’s focus on Seattle’s Historic Pike Place Market:
If you ask anybody on which places should you go if you visit Seattle, the Pike Place Market would be one of them. You will find the first ever Starbucks here and also the popular “Gum Wall”. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to roam around that well due to the weather. But we will back in a month or two to explore the city properly.
Between Pike and Pine sts. at First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101.
They sell the freshest produce and seafood here! Not only that, but they also have tons of scrumptious food stores and unique craft shops. In terms of souvenir, I saw this cheap souvenir shop inside the market, near the donuts stall, and found a $1.65 fridge magnet! What a deal!
I love their bottled cooking oils.
Our kind of alley.
“The Market is yours. I dedicate it to you and may it prove of benefit to you and your children. It is for you to protect, defend, and uphold and it is for you to see that those who occupy it treat you fairly. … This is one of the greatest days in the history of Seattle.” —Seattle City Councilman Thomas Revelle, 1907
Braids + Pike Place Market
1. Parking is available everywhere! We were lucky enough to park in front of the market for free. It was just for an hour though, but still.
2. Shops or area that you should visit: Starbucks, Gum Wall, Post Alley, Pirohsky Priohsky, and Giant Shoe Museum.
3. It can get pretty crowded.
4. Take your time and have fun exploring the market!