Welcome to Pike Place Market, Seattle’s original public market and epicenter of fresh produce, independent businesses, culture, and tradition since 1907. With so many things to discover at Pike Place Market, it can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to having a perfect day in the market. Ready, set, explore!
- Rest Easy. Wake up in comfort and style at the only hotel in Pike Place Market’s historic district, Inn at the Market. We invite you to use one of our Seattle hotel specials when booking your Seattle stay to get the most bang for your buck.
- Fuel Up. Speaking of “bucks”, don’t start your day in the market without a little pick-me-up from the original Starbucks Coffee Company, located in Pike Place Market. Nibble on a pastry and sip on a caffeinated beverage steeped in rich history as you begin your market excursion. There will likely be a live music act out front you can enjoy if the line is long.
- Photo Ops. Pike Place Market is photogenic wherever you happen to be pointing the camera, but there are a few must-snap spots we recommend. First on your list should, of course, be the iconic Public Market Center sign (one of the oldest outdoor neon signs in the country). Next up, Rachel the Piggy Bank – the market’s official mascot and spare change collector – you’ll find her under the towering neon sign. Right behind Rachel, you’ll find Pike Place Fish Market. Watch out for flying fish as you take a few action shots of the day’s fresh catch being tossed across the stand. Rounding out our list is the infamous Pike Place Market Gum Wall. Make your way down the stairs near the fish market and let your nose be your guide. Don’t forget bubblegum!
- Local Lunch. Let’s face it, one of the main reasons you’re visiting Pike Place Market is for the food, and we don’t blame you. The absolute best way to make sure you get a get a taste of everything is to take a Savor Seattle Signature Food Tour when you’re hungry for lunch. With this tour, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look (and taste) at all the most delicious eats in the market from Beecher’s Cheese to Tom Douglas and everything in between. To sweeten the deal, we offer a Seattle hotel package that includes the Savor Seattle Signature Food Tour.
- Wash it Down. Sure, we’re known for our coffee, but Seattle also has incredible adult beverages for you to sip and savor. Pike Place Market is proud to offer 16 beers on tap and sweeping waterfront views at Old Stove Brewing Co. – part of the recent MarketFront expansion – and one of the most beloved Moscow mules in town at Rachel’s Ginger Beer, among others.
- Shop ‘Til You Drop. Truth be told, browsing the shops at Pike Place Market can take a full day on its own. The obvious favorite? The market’s seemingly endless rows of flower stands, where arrangements can run for as little as $10. The market is also home to more than 200 friendly, artisan craftspeople selling everything from homemade soap to hand-thrown ceramics. Whether you want quirky (Ugly Baby and La Ru) or classic (the original Sur La Table), Pike Place Market has it all.
- Time to Dine. When it comes to Pike Place Market dining, Inn at the Market serves up the best of the best. Head back to your home away from home and indulge in French fare at Café Campagne, breakfast all day at Bacco, Korean dishes at Chan, or the best sushi in the city at Sushi Kashiba.
- Unwind. After all that exploring, your feet could use a break. Unwind at the end of a perfect day at Inn at the Market, your personal Pike Place Market oasis, with a luxurious in-room massage, or a glass of local wine on our panoramic rooftop deck.
Overlooking Elliott Bay and located in the heart of Seattle’s vibrant Pike Place Market, our boutique Seattle hotel adjacent to Beecher’s loft offers a signature Pacific Northwest experience treasured by visitors and locals alike. Whether you seek an on-the-go adventure or tranquil urban hideaway, Inn at the Market’s luxury suites in Seattle provide comfort and style surrounded by our city’s most acclaimed restaurants and iconic landmarks.