Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market is truly a one stop destination for a variety of tastes and offers many interesting things to do and see. This place is packed on any given day, and for good reason. Whether you are stopping by for fresh fish or produce or some of the most heavenly donuts on this planet, this place offers something for everyone.
Here in Seattle located right next to the wharfs where fisherman unload their catch fresh daily. This is some of the most amazing seafood you will find anywhere in the U.S. The kicker here is that the quality is superb and the prices are low. What a catch!
When walking around this eclectic array of seafood offerings you will have to watch your step. Fish are known to be flying around as customers purchase. It is one of the many things you must stop and watch while visiting Seattle.
Beautiful Fresh Flowers
My first trip to Pike Place Market was before I proposed to my fiance. I was there with my future mother-in-law and I was able to purchase some gorgeous wild flowers for only 5 bucks. It was such a steal. It made that perfect moment that much more magical. This market has several stands set up with beautiful flower arrangements in a variety of colors for a variety of situations.
You never know which street artists will show up but the steady hum and beat of cool music adds to the busy market atmosphere. It is fun to walk around and hear fiddles or guitars strumming sweet melodies. Feel free to stop and sing along!
Want some fresh berries to munch on while walking around Seattle? Do you need some veggies to accompany your fresh fish? If you answered yes to these questions then Pike Place Market will prove to be a true one stop shop for you. Scattered among the seafood stands is some vibrant fresh produce. Many vendors are quick to offer samples, especially if the produce is unique or new to a lot of people. One of my favorite moments was sampling a delicious juicy peach. It made me want to by 10 pounds! It was one thing that made my trip to Seattle that much sweeter.
Best Darn Donuts Ever
You might be thinking how I can make such a bold statement as, "best donuts ever?" It is true pikes place has a donut stand that serves mini donuts that are to die for. Literally I would die for these donuts. They are hot and sweet with a mix of toppings. They are super cheap and sold in a variety of ways.
Who wouldn't want to walk around Seattle on a chilly rainy day with some of the best donuts on this planet. This stand is tucked away and you might miss it if you aren't careful. It wasn't until my second visit to Pike Place Market with my wife that I discovered this hidden gem. I couldn't understand how she could rave so much about a donut. One bite and a bag of donuts later and I understood perfectly how a donut could receive such rave reviews. Seriously don't miss this one!
If you know you are visiting Seattle and don't know where to start your site seeing activities I would strongly urge you to give this place a shot. There is so much more to Pike Place Market than what I have had time to share. It truly is something unique and awesome to see. I make sure I visit every time I am in Seattle.
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