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5 Ways to Spend Quality Time with Family and Friends at Pike Place Market

5 Ways to Spend Quality Time with Family and Friends at Pike Place Market

Posted December 26, 2019

Head to the Market for great food, entertainment and shopping.

Pike Place Market

Photo credit: @tyrionofearth

Looking for something to do with family and friends in town? Or perhaps you want an excuse to flee for some solo time? The Market is here for you. 


Family time at the Market

Pike Place Market has oodles of things to do for the whole family. Sometimes it’s tough to find a destination that’s going to make everyone happy, but the Market truly has something for everyone.

Head for the MarketFront to take a family picture with the Puget Sound as your backdrop. On your way, stop off at indi chocolate for a treat or Old Stove Brewing for a pint. Your options for food are endless. We’ve got every corner of the globe covered, along with outstanding PNW fare. Saddle up at the counter for some fish and chips at Jack’s Fish Spot.

photo credit: @forisha

Photo credit: @fodisha

Getting your friends together

Want to spend time with your besties? Stop into one of the most stunning wine tasting rooms you’ll find anywhere, with an outstanding view of the waterfront: Northwest Tastings. If you have beer lovers in your group, they have that, too.

Next, sit down for a lovely French dinner at Maximilien (oh, la la!). After what’s sure to be a fantastic meal, get silly at an improv show at Unexpected Productions.

Northwest Tastings


Make It a Market date night

Looking for an intimate setting and a remarkable meal? Head to Matt’s in the Market. You’ll be amazed at the magic they make in that little kitchen. Or do you fancy some entertainment with your dinner? The Can Can Culinary Cabaret will turn even the most rigid smile upside down.

Then stop in for a nightcap at the very cool Radiator Whiskey. They do have much more than great whiskey, but really, is there anything else you need?

The Can Can Culinary Cabaret

Photo credit: @nate_watters

Treat yourself splurge day

Head to the Crafts Market to find table after table of beautiful leather handbags and one-of-a-kind jewelry.

You’ll want to be sure to stop in Eighth Generation, too. This Native-owned lifestyle boutique has wonderful art, blankets, jewelry and accessories. And if you’re looking for something both striking and original for your walls, take a look at Artificial Gallery at its new location on Western Avenue.

Eighth Generation Blanket


New year, new you

Are you thinking about giving your health and happiness a boost in 2020? Stop by Seattle’s original farmer’s market, seven days a week, for a gorgeous selection of fresh, organic produce. If you’re looking for some fresh seafood, stop by City Fish Co.

And consider upping your self-care regime as well. The Soap Box has a great range of soaps, bubble baths, lotions and other quality personal care products. Finally, no New Year trip would be complete without making your way to Pike Place Nutrition. It’s got the natural supplements to get you going strong.

The Soap Box in Pike Place Market


Bonus Tip

Parking at Pike Place Market is easy and affordable!
The Pike Place Market maintains two parking garages with over 800 parking stalls and easy access to all 500+ small businesses. We offer early-bird rates and evening parking is just $5 when you enter after 5 p.m. and exit by 2 a.m.

Pike Place Market Parking Garage
If you’re a New Year’s resolution kind of person, may we suggest one?

Visit the Market more! Shop local and meet some of the people that make our community wonderful. The craftspeople and artists at the Market not only create quality products, but they also help give Seattle its unique personality.

Here’s to a fantastic 2020!

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