Friday, September 29, 2006

Pike Place Market - Seattle, Washington

A visit to Seattle, Washington without a stop at the “soul of Seattle,” Pike Place Market, might just rank up there with some of the worst sins you can think of. Created over 100 years ago on August 17, 1907, the market sits on 9 acres and includes a menagerie of stores that feature local food, jewelry, music and antiques. The prime time to visit the market is between the months of May and October. Most stores during the peak season open at 8am. A number of the market stores close early during the day, so start your visit in the morning. On Sundays the shops are open on a volunteer basis, making Saturday the busiest day of the week. Don’t miss the French bakery Le Panier or Kosher Delight. And don’t forget your camera! You don’t want to miss taking shots of fish flying through the air, the huge neon clock and the “Public Market” sign.

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