Whether you’re staying at Inn at the Market or you’re a Seattle local, join the fun in the new monthly Scavenger Hunt at Pike Place Market starting January 30th!
Team up or go solo for the newest game in town – Pike Place Market’s “Around the Market in 80 Minutes.” 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. one Sunday each month through June, players will search high and low for 10 Market destinations, based on clues in the “Passport” distributed at the beginning of the game. They are free, available on each game day starting at 11 a.m. at the check-in tent near “Rachel,” the bronze piggy bank.
Each player must go to at least five destinations to qualify. When players arrive at each correct destination, a “Customs Agent” will stamp their “Passport” and give them a randomly chosen sticker that goes on the “Passport.” The stickers play a role in helping participants get the lowest score possible. That’s right—the person with the lowest score wins a prize!
Each participant turns in his or her “Passport” upon completion. Any tie is broken by the fastest completed “Passport.”
The dates for “Around the Market in 80 Minutes” are as follows:
January 30 | February 27 | March 27 | April 17 | May 29…
…and on June 26th – the Championship, with previous winners invited to vie for the Grand Prize.
For more information about the game, rules and prizes, click here.
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We’d like to tip our hats to Beecher’s Handmade Cheese whose “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese just made the list of Oprah’s Favorite Things! (And yes, that Mac & Cheese is truly amazing!!) So during your stay at Inn at the Market, be sure to make at least one stop into Beecher’s Handmade Cheese – our neighbor located at the bottom of our block in Pike Place Market!
A visit to Beecher’s is a feast for the senses. The sights and sounds of Pike Place Market provide a backdrop for the dance of the cheesemaking process. Inside Beecher’s you can enjoy a grilled-to-order sandwich, a cup of homemade soup, or a serving of the “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese, Beecher’s twist on an American favorite. Move down the counter to the cheese case and you’ll find Beecher’s selection of cheeses as well as a broad assortment of American artisan cheeses. A knowledgeable cheesemonger will help you discover new flavors and textures, and advise you about pairing cheese with wine, beer, and other foods. Delicious!
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Just take a stroll through Seattle’s beloved Pike Place Market and your senses will come alive…from the sight and smell of beautiful floral bouquets, to the tastes of fresh baked goods and international delights, to the sounds of the street performers playing instruments of all kinds. The wonderful treats of the Market, as well as other venues near our downtown Seattle hotel, have inspired our new packages designed with each of the 5 senses in mind. So let your senses come alive with one of Inn at the Market’s Packages for the Senses!
SIGHT – View the wonderful exhibits at Seattle Art Museum with VIP tickets!
SOUND – We’ve teamed with The Triple Door, one of downtown’s hottest entertainment venues showcasing local and touring musical acts.
TASTE – Includes a bottle of wine in your room upon arrival as well as a $150 gift certificate to the restaurant Campagne, located in our courtyard.
TOUCH – Enhance your stay with an in-room massage. Also includes a fresh fruit basket. Couples massages are available too.
SCENT – Enjoy the aroma of fresh market flowers in your room upon arrival. Also included is a $50 gift certificate for use at Watson-Kennedy or Fini, specialty shops in the Inn’s courtyard with an array of scented candles, soaps and more.
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On Saturday, August 28, join Tom Douglas from 5 – 8pm for a unique dining experience in Seattle’s Victor Steinbrueck Park, while supporting the Pike Market Senior Center and Downtown Food Bank. Victor Steinbrueck Park is located at the north end of Pike Place Market… just a few minutes walk from Inn at the Market.
The “Salmon-chanted Evening” event features a hearty menu of delicious wild Pacific king salmon, fresh salads, and dessert against the backdrop of Elliott Bay for only $15. The salmon supper is the first of what the organizing committee hopes to become a weekly tradition next summer and beyond in one of downtown Seattle’s most scenic parks.
Up to 300 meals will be served and the event is first-come, first-serve with no ticket purchase necessary. Seating is available throughout the park, so picnic blankets are recommended.
The salmon suppers are meant to be more than a simple social gathering in the park. By activating Victor Steinbrueck Park with compelling, community-oriented programs, the park and surrounding businesses, including your favorite hotels in downtown Seattle, receive added foot traffic, and added vibrancy.
The Pike Market Senior Center will also be providing free meals at its location in the market, beginning at 4pm, with support from Tom Douglas Restaurants and Starbucks Coffee Company. Leftovers from the salmon supper will also be donated to the Senior Center and the Food Bank it administers.
Whether you’re staying at Inn at the Market or you are a Seattle local, a yearly event definitely worth enjoying is the upcoming Sunset Supper at Pike Place Market!
This Friday, August 19th, 2011, marks another memorable Sunset Supper evening, in which Pike Place Market is transformed into a delightful party venue. Patrons will make their way through over 80 different booths from wineries, breweries, and restaurants, including our very own Cafe Campagne and Bacco . Chat with chefs, mingle with your friends, and dance under the stars to live music from The Dudley Manlove Quartet. All ticket levels include unlimited food and beverages!
Our advice, come early and hungry! …and stay at one of the most acclaimed downtown Seattle hotels, Inn at the Market.