The first place I visited on my road trip from Seattle to San Francisco was Pike Place Market, the most popular tourist destination located in the heart of Seattle overlooking Elliott Bay waterfront. Named after the central street, Pikes Place, this public market is one of the oldest and continually operating markets in the US. Pikes Place opened in August of 1907 and has since been the most visited market in the country and 33rd most visited market in the world.
Pike Place is a vibrant community of farmers, fishmongers, artisans, and small businesses, each bringing their unique share to the life of the market.
The most popular part of the market is the Pike Fish Market, which offers a wide variety of high quality fresh and frozen seafood. The fish market is famous for its crew of loud fishmongers throwing fish and having friendly interactions with the market visitors.
I felt home when I saw wild salmon, halibut, and king crab from Alaska.
Wild Alaska salmon.
More of the beautiful smoked salmon.
Part 2 is coming soon.