We know it can be tough to find just the right thing for your main squeeze for Valentine's Day. Time runs out, panic sets in and you find yourself eyeing the forlorn single roses at the gas station. But wait, there's still time to get the perfect gift!
Join us on a stroll through Pike Place Market as we show you where to score beautiful flowers, artisan sweets, handmade jewelry, romantic restaurants, dazzling entertainment and boutique lodging for the ultimate Seattle staycation. Ready? Let's go!
It’s not Valentine’s Day without flowers—and a trip to Pike Place Market is not complete without going home with them either! Plan ahead and order a gorgeous centerpiece from The Carrot Flower Company on Western Avenue. If your schedule or planning has left you desperate for the perfect bouquet, don’t fret! Pike Place Flowers, located on the corner of First Avenue and Pike Street, begins its annual Valentine’s Day marathon bright and early February 12. The shop will be open for 72 hours straight! Whether you’re looking for classic red roses or their specialty rainbow roses, you can place orders over the phone (206-682-9797) or in-person, and pick up at the store or have them delivered in Seattle.
Ooey, gooey and oh-so-good! Chocolate abounds at the Market. Give the gift of Chukar Cherries—a Market favorite! Just in time for Valentine’s Day is their new Chocolate Heart Pecan Box, filled with honey-roasted pecans and cocoa pecans dipped in milk and dark chocolates. For a hands-on date night experience, check out the Valentine’s Day Truffle Making Workshop at indi chocolate in their new expanded MarketFront café and classroom.
Got a serious sweet tooth? Check out the abundance of candies—chewy, hard, soft, classics and more—at Sweetie’s on Market Level 4. Giant heart-shaped lollipops are a fun variance to the usual conversation heart.
Table for Two
Pike Place Market is home to some of Seattle’s most renowned restaurants, offering fresh seasonal fare in a variety of culinary styles. On February 14, delight in Red Cedar & Sage’s special Valentine’s Day menu, including PNW-inspired dishes like pan-seared duck breast with wild mushroom farro, butter poached halibut and fried herbed pasta with pink vodka sauce, and white chocolate mousse with a strawberry coulis, just to name a few. Or transport yourselves to Paris for a romantic evening at Maximilien featuring a 6-course prix fixe menu and live accordion by Bonnie Birch.
Dazzling Date Night
Take your date night to the next level with an entertaining evening out at the Market! Become mesmerized by aerialists and trapeze artists performing overhead while dining at The Pink Door. The ambient lighting, dazzling show and delicious food will make this a date you won’t forget! Head “underground” and enjoy a show at the Can Can Kitchen and Cabaret, where the intimate 60-seat venue will make you feel like you’re on the stage. Starting February 9, sip on handcrafted cocktails while watching a modernized Romeo & Juliet performance, cabaret style! Looking for something more lighthearted? Check out the Comedy of Love improv show from Unexpected Productions for a night of laughter in the Market Theatre. Whether you’re with a date, a group of friends or going stag, you’re sure to have a great time.
Your relationship is one-of-a-kind, so spoil your special someone with handmade jewelry just as unique as your love. Pike Place artisans are standing by with beautiful pieces in a wide range of mediums and styles. Make a statement with emoji-esque Eye and Lip Earrings by Twyla Dill Designs, a hand-hammered copper Double Moon Ring by Nature’s Twist, or a wooden pendant necklace with inlayed gem stones by Arrow Woodworks.
Treat yourselves to the ultimate Seattle staycation: an overnight at Inn at the Market. Whether you're planning on getting engaged, been hanging out in the dog house or just need to earn an extra gold star, sometimes you just know you have to go big. The Massage Package includes overnight accommodations, valet parking, a fresh fruit basket from Market vendors, and in-room couples massage. Check availability and reserve online.
Score Bonus Points: Love notes, caricatures, proposals and more!
Wax poetic and give your sweetheart a romantic love note. Handwritten cards are always meaningful, and handmade cards designed by Jennifer Cullin at The Paper Feather are an excellent option. Want something not so serious? Stop by for a couple’s caricature on the Market’s Lower Levels. At Portraits by Nick, you and your special someone can go home with a fun hand-drawn portrait by Seattle caricature artist, Nick Elezan. Finally, why not pop the big question on Valentine’s Day? The new MarketFront plaza offers stunning views of the waterfront and provides the perfect backdrop for your storybook proposal! (Pro tip: Take her/him to the “Marry Me” Market Charm on fence Panel 15.)
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