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The Alexis Hotel: A boutique hotel in Seattle near the waterfront and Seattle Cruise Port

Pike Place Market: Downtown Seattle's Ultimate Farmers Market

We're going to guess you're with us on how wonderful flower markets are. All those freshly cut flowers, produce straight out of the patch and the aroma of just–baked bread. Now imagine nine acres of Seattle's very best, everything from Antiques to Zucchini, as well as ocean–fresh seafood, crafts from local artisans and of course our famous coffee –– including Starbucks –– which got its start here. That imagery comes to live at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.

It's quite possible to spend an entire day here, sampling food, shopping, and chatting with the artists that make up the unique character of this well known Seattle market. But if you've only got limited time to browse, we suggest (in no particular order) catching the famous fish mongers at Pike Place Fish Market as they toss customer orders of fresh Alaskan Halibut to be wrapped for shipment. Rub Rachel the pig's snout for good luck, then venture down to Post Alley for one of Seattle's quirkier attractions at the Gum Wall. Round out your trip down the market stalls by grabbing a fresh bouquet of flowers, then pick up some fresh Washington apples (or if you are feeling daring – try a Grapple – a delicious grape juice infused apple) at one of the produce stands.

Put that together with some of Seattle's best people–watching and over a century's worth of historic ambiance and you have Pike Place Market, a bucket–list Seattle experience you won't want to miss. Luckily for you, the Alexis is a Seattle hotel near Pike Place Market so you won't have to worry about wasting any of your time on long commutes.