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If we added up all the hours we have spent at Pike Place Market, it would probably amount to years of time. But what do you do if you don't have unlimited hours to explore this epic hub of shopping, dining, and entertainment? Well, the answer is you cram in as much stuff as possible – especially eating – because this is a place you don’t want to just skim through. It's the heart of Seattle, and it has a crazy amount to offer to tourists and locals. Here are our recommendations for absolutely slaying your way through 24 hours at Pike Place Market.

 

8 a.m. – Get going with Storyville Coffee

Storyville Coffee is located on the upper level of the Corner Market Building and has one of the best views of the iconic red “Public Market” sign hanging over the main entrance to Pike Place Market. Their coffee shop is comfy and inviting, full of great lighting and warm décor, a perfect place to ramp up for the day with one of their many delicious coffees.

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Neon Signs at Pike Place Market

Posted February 9, 2017

Neon signage has contributed to the Market’s iconic look since the 1920s. In addition to the Public Market sign at Pike and Pine by architect Andrew Willatsen (1935), dozens of business signs keep this tradition alive today.

This short video montage of neon from around Pike Place Market will surely brighten your day!

The Market's maze-like Lower Levels are full of wonders around every corner—specialty shops with rare collectibles, secondhand curios, and handmade art from around the world—just waiting to be discovered by locals and visitors alike. Enter Sarah Miller and Kristina Knaus, the dynamic PNW blogger duo that makes up Rain or Shine Guides! These two curious Seattleites explored "down under" to share some of their favorite shops and discoveries.

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Pike Place Walking Guide: 101

Posted September 5, 2016

Welcome to Pike Place Market, Seattle’s epicenter of fresh produce, specialty foods and independent businesses.  Established in 1907 to connect citizens and farmers, the Market continues its “Meet the Producer” tradition with a year-round farmers market, bustling crafts market, and owner-operated bakeries, fish markets, butcher shops, produce stands and specialty groceries.

The Market’s 9 acre historic district offers a multisensory experience that will amaze, delight and inpire you!  There are more than 80 eateries to tempt you, from take-out counters specializing in mini donuts to fine dining establishments with international and Northwest cuisine.  To give you an taste of all the Market has to offer, we've created this printable self-guided tour: Pike Place Market Walking Guide 101

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Spend a day exploring the Market with your family and make lifelong memories! With an abundance of things to see, taste and experience throughout the 9-acre historic district it can be difficult to know where to start. We've selected some family favorites that your kids are sure to love.

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1. This Little Piggy

Say hi to Rachel the Piggy Bank, the bronze sculpture by artist Georgia Gerber, weighing in at 550 lbs! Climb aboard, snap a pic, and drop a coin in to support the Market Foundation.

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