13 July 2019
Pike Place Market is one of the most well-known places in Seattle. Even if you do not recognize the name, you’d recognize it as the fish market where workers toss and catch freshly caught fish. The market is a hot-spot each morning and afternoon. Fresh seafood, meats, fruits and vegetables, flowers, and crowds dominate the main level. The energy is fun to experience but we found the most interesting and unique shops on the lower levels.
A nearby stop that is easy to miss if you’re not looking for it is the Gum Wall in Post Alley near the Pike Place Market’s main entrance. Not only is it a convenient way to get down to the Waterfront area, it is a unique and possibly the least sanitary tourist spot I’ve ever been. The Gum Wall is, well, gum on a wall. The walls are filled with chewed gum stuck to the walls. Over the years it has become a tradition and favorite selfie spot.
For coffee lovers, the first Starbucks location is across the street. If you’d like to get your cup of Joe at the original, plan to wait in line for a while.