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Best Places to Sit & Rest in Pike Place Market

Many of my favorite spaces in Pike Place market are easy to miss for the casual visitor. In this article, I’m sharing some of my top places to sit, rest, and take a bit of a breather during your trip to Pike Place Market. This list includes restaurants, public parks, and private overlooks, ranked by …

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Pike Place Market at Christmas: 10 Things to Do

Christmas is my favorite season at Pike Place Market. By late fall, cruise ships stop delivering tourists by the thousands, crowds thin, and- as fall turns to winter  Pike Place Market is transformed into a pacific-northwest Christmas winter wonderland. As a neighborhood local and dedicated explorer of the neighborhood in all seasons, today I’m sharing …

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15 Things to Do at Pike Place Market + Packing List

I recently read a heavily-shared list of “must do” things to do in Pike Place Market that left me, a local, thinking that anyone working through that list would miss some of the best parts of Pike Place Market! So, I decided to make my own list of must-do Pike Place Market activities, which I’ve …

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Seattle on a Budget: Cheap Tips for Visiting Seattle’s Pike Place Market

For four years, while I was in graduate school, I lived in the Pike Place Market and attended a school nearby. On grad-school budgets, me and my fellow students learned to navigate Pike Place Market and enjoy the best it has to offer without sacrificing the experience (or the epic Instagram photos!) Here are 12 …

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How to Enjoy Pike Place Market in the Rain

I’ve learned to appreciate the wet darkness of winter in Seattle. It means days pass a little quieter in the strip of downtown I call home and Pike Place market becomes, again, a place to explore playfully- something that becomes a lot harder when the onslaught of tourists arrives in the fair-weather months. Sometimes, when …

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