Update – tickets are just $25. Yeah I thought that price looked strange the first time I saw it too. The BAA FB page updated the price in a post after I shared this info.
SeattleTravel.com asked me to write an article about Pike Place Market, to share some local insights with potential tourists. Without an abundance of words to work with, it was hard to choose what businesses to highlight. I dare say, I could write this post five times over and still have businesses to talk about. Did your favorite Pike Place Market business make the cut? Let me know! If not, chime in on the comments or on Facebook or Twitter!
…Staying at a location that has a kitchenette? There’s nothing more satisfying than a fresh meal right from the market. Sosio’s Produce has been handed down through generations and their friendly staff are always at the ready with a sample to try, news of what’s in season, and are a great resource for produce questions. Prefer to have others do the cooking? You can’t walk far without stumbling over many incredible restaurants. If you’re craving a Parisian experience– Maximilien, Cafe Campagne, Marche and Le Pichet (oh, the pastries!) are local favorites. The Crumpet Shop is a delight for the senses, with unique savory and sweet rotating menu options. If you’re a sucker for freshly made pasta, you can’t go go wrong with Il Corvo, down the steps from the market on Western Avenue. Want to show off to your friends by treating them an incredible meal at an off-the-beaten path gem of a restaurant? Step up the stairs to the 3rd floor of the Corner Market Building to Matt’s in the Market, where you can dine on deliciously locally sourced dishes with a grand view of the market clock, Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. Full article, here.
I live in an amazing city – rich with unique parks, fabulous entertainment options, memorable restaurants and so much more. When 7×7 contacted me to write a list of ”100 things to do in Seattle before you die,” I jumped at the chance, tapping into my personal experiences and asking Seattleites around me their advice of what makes our city truly special. We started a bit north and worked our way south. Here’s #1 – 20:
1. Support young writers by shopping at the Space Travel Supply Company. (Greenwood)
2. Fly a kite at Gasworks Park. (Wallingford)
3. Giggle at the kitsch at Archie McPhee’s. (Wallingford)
4. Have a laugh at quirky Bizzarro Italian Cafe. (Wallingford)
5. Find your favorite sweet treat: try a Trophy Cupcake. (Wallingford)
6. Then head to Cupcake Royale to cast your vote in the great cupcake debate. (Ballard)
7. Toss on those bike shorts and hit the Burke-Gilman Trail. (Ballard)
8. Sample from the 64 beers on tap at Brouwer’s. (Ballard)
9. Savor Eastern Mediterranean flavors at Golden Beetle. (Ballard)
10. Dance to a rockabilly or bluegrass band at Tractor Tavern. (Ballard)
11. Knock back an adult beverage at Cafe Mox over a board game from Card Kingdom. (Ballard)
12. Start a bonfire during sunset at Golden Gardens. (Ballard)
13. Take a free guided tour at the Arboretum. (U District)
14. Kayak past houseboats in Portage Bay or paddle out to see the Seattle Skyline at Agua Verde Paddle Club. (U District)
15. Get a uniquely flavored brain freeze at Full Tilt Ice Cream. (U District)
16. Catch a show at a movie theatre built in the ’20s. (U District)
17. Critique contemporary works at Henry Art Museum. (U District)
18. Climb on the Fremont Troll under the Aurora Bridge. (Fremont)
19. Hunt for treasures at the Sunday Fremont Market. (Fremont)
20. Unearth vintage threads at Deluxe Junk. (Fremont)
I’d love to hear your feedback! How many have you done? Anything I missed? Which of your favorite things made the list? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
You can also check out my pal Rob Lightner’s list of 100 things to eat in Seattle before you die.