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Pike Place Market
Every day from dawn to dusk, Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market buzzes with locals and tourists alike, who come to browse the 150 stalls of fresh seafood, produce, flowers, artisanal products, and local art, plus see the numerous street performers wandering throughout.

The Basics
The best way to experience Seattle’s top gastronomic attraction is by sampling your way through it. Guided tasting tours, cooking classes, and cultural walking tours of the market are all excellent ways to take in the sights and sounds while trying a little bit of everything that’s on offer. It’s even possible to book an early-access tour to avoid the crowds or take a chef-guided food tour for professional guidance. On a Pike Place Market tour, you can taste original foods crafted by local artisans, see the famous fish throwers toss around ultra-fresh fish, and even find some hidden gems you might not discover on your own.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The main and north arcades are the most popular areas at Pike Place Market.
  • Save some pocket change for Rachel, the bronze charity piggy bank that serves as Pike Place Market’s unofficial mascot. Look for her under the Public Market Center sign.
  • For a little respite or a picnic lunch, head over to Victor Steinbrueck Park, at the north end of the market at the intersection of Pike Place, Virginia Street, and Western Avenue. (Look for the two towering totem poles.) Other nearby nearby attractions include the Seattle Art Museum, Waterfront Park, and the Seattle Aquarium.

How to Get There
Pike Place Market is located in downtown Seattle on the waterfront, at First Avenue between Pike and Pine streets. The market is accessible via bus and streetcar. An information booth is located below the Pike Place Market sign, where you can pick up a free guide and market map.

When to Get There
Because the majority of the action at Pike Place Market takes place indoors, it’s a great place to visit all year-round. The market is open from dawn to dusk and is always bustling, but you can often avoid the crowds by visiting on weekday mornings.

Classic Fish Throwing at Pike Place 
One of the most entertaining spectacles are the seafood stalls, where fishmongers throw salmon and other fish to each other rather than passing them by hand. When a customer places an order, an employee at the ice-covered fish table picks up the fish and theatrically hurls it over the countertop so it goes flying through the air to another employee who catches it and preps it for sale. Vendors can pack fish for travel and can ship throughout the US.
Address: Between Western Avenue, 1st Avenue, and Pike Street, Downtown, Seattle 98101, USA
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Cooking Classes

Cooking Class in Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market is a food lover’s paradise, and this cooking class allows you to experience the market behind the scenes. You’ll enjoy the Atrium Kitchen, an intimate, hands-on environment in which to learn techniques from a professional chef while hearing about Seattle’s history. You’ll then dine on the local Northwest cuisine you helped prepare while relaxing with your new friends. You'll be inspired to replicate these recipes at home.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Up to 14 Pax: Private Full Day Seattle City Tour, Wine Tasting, Snoqualmie Falls

If you have just 1 day to dedicate to seeing the absolute best that Seattle has to offer, this is the tour for you! We'll spend the morning exploring Seattle's top city highlights including the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, the Chihuly Glass Museum, Kerry Park and Lake Union. In the afternoon, we'll escape the city and you'll get an amazing taste of the spectacular scenery that surrounds Seattle. At the foot of the Cascade mountain range, we'll stop for lunch in a quaint historic railroad town, feel the mists from thundering Snoqualmie Falls, and then cruise along a country road to the heart of winery country, where adults will enjoy a complimentary full wine tasting flight! Your group of up to 14 can start and end their tour anywhere in the greater Seattle area! Cruise terminal, Seattle hotel, Sea-Tac airport--it doesn't matter. Loaded with too much baggage after your cruise? We've got space for 20 suitcases so you don't have to worry about it!
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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City Tours

Seattle Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Seattle is a town ripe for discovery and this invigorating smartphone-guided scavenger hunt is a novel and invigorating way to explore the Emerald City. The 3-hour event force you to solve clues and navigate the city streets, all while taking in the overlooked cultural gems of the city and learning some local history. Note: Pricing is per individual but teams must book together to be in same adventure.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Ports of Call Tours

Pre-Cruise Seattle Sightseeing Tour

Transfer from your airport hotel to the cruise terminal — and tour Seattle in between — on this 3-hour pre-cruise city tour. See Seattle's most popular attractions, including the Space Needle and the original Starbucks, on this fully narrated excursion that includes pickup from your airport hotel and drop-off at the cruise terminal around noon.
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  • 3 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Private 3-Hour Seattle City Tour

Explore Seattle at your own pace on this private & professionally-guided City Tour. The tour begins from your hotel, where your personal local expert will pick your party up in a Pearl Chevrolet Suburban LTZ. From there, sit back and relax while your guide follows a 50-mile, 7 neighborhood route of the best sites in Seattle. Comfortably take in sites from T-Mobile Park to the Fremont Troll on this 3-hour tour. Scheduled stops include Pioneer Square, the Ballard Locks and Kerry Park, unless otherwise requested. Tour includes history and short photo opportunities at Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. Special requests granted when possible.
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Day Trips

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Up to 14 Pax: Private Half Day Seattle Tour, Includes Cruise-Hotel-Air Transfer

Your travel agenda in Seattle is probably jam packed! If you’re arriving in the morning to catch an afternoon Alaska cruise, or getting off that cruise in the morning to make an afternoon flight, we’ve got the perfect Seattle excursion for you. We pack the best of Seattle’s highlights into a manageable 3.5-hour excursion that starts wherever in Seattle that you need it to. Hotels, Sea-Tac Airport, or the cruise terminals—it’s all fair game! We’ll not only transfer your group up to 14 passengers, but take care of your luggage too if you’ve got it in tow. We'll spend this exciting half-day tour exploring Seattle's top city highlights including the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, the Chihuly Glass Museum, Kerry Park and Lake Union. At the end of the tour, we’ll drop you at your hotel, cruise terminal or the airport as needed. Going somewhere else, just let us know and we’ll discuss alternative arrangements.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

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Seattle Sites and Snoqualmie Falls Tour

Seattle, all the sights and sounds, plus Snoqualmie Falls. This will probably be a private tour. We go often with 2 people. It depends on bookings. Discover Seattle's popular downtown attractions and area neighborhoods on this 4 hour city tour.  Learn local and regional information in this vibrant and growing city, including the geology and current Northwest trends.
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Day Trips

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Seattle Baseball 2-Day Tour

Our most highly recommended tour is the Seattle Ultimate 2-day tour, as it allows plenty of time for both sightseeing and shopping, as well as an opportunity to experience the nightlife in a city that prides itself on its musical identity and history. On these select tour dates, a Major League Baseball Game is included.
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  • 2 days
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Walking Tours

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MUST SEE SEATTLE'S FORESIGHTS SPACE NEEDLE TICKET INCLUDED

SPACE NEEDLE TICKET IS INCLUDED!!!You will see the most iconic foresights of Seattle.You will know unique things from locals.You will be able to feel the soul of the city.Unforgettable experience and lowest price for you!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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