Pike Place Market, Seattle
Go to Pike Place Market. Take a ride around Olympic National Park and spend a couple of days in the San Juan Islands.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory isn't actually in Seattle it is on San Juan Island. I was sitting on a rock jetty at Lime Kiln Light and an Orca Whale swam right past me. I looked right in her eye. I cried.
Favorite thing: Pikes Fish Market in Seattle is a bit of a tourist trap. After you select a fish for purchase a floor attendant throws the fish across the market area to the packaging table. There should be a flying fish in the photo. It is difficult to take pictures of flying fish. We bought two salmon ( 5 lbs ea. / 2 kg. ea.) . Then we phoned back to Toronto to invite people over for a BBQ. We had to fly back on an over night flight through Chicago which was an adventure , but we made it along with the two salmon, and the BBQ was a success .
Fondest memory: The Pike Place Market is probably the most festive area of Seattle. This is where people come to buy things for their everyday needs. Besides fruits, vegetables, and meats, you can also buy lots of art and crafts, flowers, soaps, etc. here. Don't forget to stop by the first Starbucks coffee shop to have a look! If you like shopping, the Pike Place Market is for you.
Wander the streets of downtown. There are alot of small shops with wonderful things to buy. Watch out for the tourist stores....unless you want nicknacks.
Fondest memory: Going to the Pike Place Market and people watching, lots of activity. Great place to get good food. If you decide to walk the small shops and your hungry just follow your nose to the little cafe that sells the best cinnamon rolls in the world.
I know it is a touristy place, but the Pike Market is great. I never tired of going there. You just can't beat fresh produce, seafood and meats!
Fondest memory: I'm biased...I met my fiance there, so most of my memories are fond ones! What do I miss the most? I miss the water, smelling the sea early in the morning as the fog lifts, those clear days when you see the mountain, and on really rare occasions the days when you can see both mountains! Being out on the boat on the Sound on clear days...
Favorite thing: See the lively Pike Place Market. See Chinatown (actually a pan-Asian neighborhood) and the Asian supermarket. Take in the underground city--a little touristy but an interesting peek into the pioneer city. Visit galleries of Native American art. Look for the prophetic words of Chief Seattlth (sp?). Finish with a meal of great seafood and a pie made with fresh Northwest berries.
A morning trip to visit Pike Place Market , A scenic drive , a stop at Greenlake for lunch and peoplewatching , sunset and ferry watching at Golden Gardens .
Dessert , Ice Cream at Baskin & Robbins
Fondest memory: My family first , and the beautiful weather at the end of summer!
Favorite thing: go to the Pikes Place Market. A trip to Seattle without going here would be incomplete. A bit touristy, but I recommend getting a cup of coffee (you can find one anywhere) and going to the market early in the morning to see the local fish markets sell there fare. (Note: Don't be alarmed if you suddenly find a salmon hurling at wharp speed towards your mug. It's all part of the charm that makes the Market unique.)
Go to the Pike Place Market!!!
It is open every day and is full of fresh flowers, fruit and veges, fish and heaps of local crafts.
You can spend a long time just wandering around watching people and checking out all the stalls.
Fondest memory: Finding a NZ/Australia store. It was GREAT!!!
Especially when you are from NZ because they have lots of candy etc from home.
The best thing about Seattle is the areas around it. Although I love the city, I love everything around it much better. The Cascades are wonderful and beautiful and so are the Olympics. The San Juan Islands are breathtaking! There are so many places in every direction and they are all my favorites.
Fondest memory: In the city itself, I actually like Pike's Market. The secret is to go early in the morning when not many people are there. You can do some good shopping (a little expensive) and some good people watching. After a trip there, try having lunch in Pioneer Square. Very good little mom and pop restaurants there!!
If you happen to go to Seattle and it's sunny and warm, you have been blessed. When the sun does hit the city you can see the streets come alive with crowds hoarding anywhere they can soak up some rays. The sun stays up late in the summer and you can feel the energy from the city as it comes alive.
Fondest memory: Go to Pikes Market and around the waterfront on that sunny day. The livliness is contageous and you will feel the happiness around you. It's great for shopping for fresh flowers and food and it's also great to just stroll around and watch time slowly go by. Seattle can be a great town for those on a budget if you know where to go. Pike Place Market is one of those places. You can find great deals on produce and other goods and join all the others as you slowly make your way from the market to Pioneer Square.
Favorite thing: Pike Place Market, there are full of fish, fruit, and any kind of shop in there... I'm sure you can buy anything!! It's located on seaside. You can enjoy shopping all day!!/ 1st Ave. and Pike St.
Fondest memory: This old Chinese man was making signs for only five dollars, it was a great thing to watch.. If you can find him at Pike's Place, give him a chance!
Ok, Ok, as if I haven't pushed the place on you enough.. Here is more from Pike's Place.. But it is the last- I swear!
Fondest memory: Fish for all! Woohoo, ok, now I am done. SO GET OFF OF YOUR HINEY AND GO THERE!