Thanks to Public Market Tours, I was able to learn more about one of Seattle’s most iconic attractions – Pike Place Market.
This market is one of the oldest public farmers markets open year round in the US.
This store still has it’s original look and is for people who want to buy coffee or souvenirs.
There are no comfy sofas or any chair for that matter in this shop so don’t expect to to sit and people watch here.
Line up for drinks and souvenirs were both out the door the day I visited. There are several mugs and cups that are sold only at this location – you will be unable to find them at other stores in Seattle.
Located in Post Alley, you will find a single wall decorated with chewed gum of every colour and size.
Gross or Gorgeous? You decide.
Tyler, our tour guide, shared this interesting tidbit – the Seattle Gum Wall is the SECOND “germiest” tourist attraction in the world.
Only a bit “cleaner” than The Blarney Stone in Ireland. I did not add anything to the gum wall and kept my arms at my side (and on my phone) while walking down Post Alley.
Tables upon tables of fresh flowers and bouquets are available for sale at the market.
If I had an empty vase lying around in my hotel room, I would have shopped for flowers everyday! Bouquets for $5 at Pike Place would run me at least $20 in Toronto.
Tyler took us to one of the lower levels of the market where I spotted a few things that made me LMAO.
Anyone need One Direction life size cutouts? Notice how Bieber is off to the side – does this mean he is on clearance?
We are about to start the potty training process at our house. Maybe I should have purchased these books from Lion Heart Book Store.
I would highly recommend this one hour walking tour if you want to learn about Pike Place Market’s history. Tyler was enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable and funny.
Wear comfy walking shoes because you will be going up and down hills and over cobblestone roads the entire time!
And pack wipes too – see gum wall photo above if you need a reminder.