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A foodie's paradise in the heart of Seattle

This Seattle must-see serves as the city's main hub for local businesses, artisanal foods, and fresh fruits and veggies. What started as a connection spot for farmers and citizens, today, Pike Place Market is still a place for locals and visitors alike to convene with farmers, bakers, fishmongers, and butchers. But, with 9 acres of shops, the market isn't just food stalls anymore. There are shops and restaurants, offering options for taking out or dining in. Book yourself a Pike Place Market vacation rental, and be rest assured that you won't spend a moment hungry.

Things to do

Fulfill all 5 senses in and around Pike Place

Thanks to Pike Place Market's super-central location, there's plenty to see just outside the stalls and shops. Visit the nearby Seattle Art Museum, or stroll to the Frye Art Museum. Other local highlights include the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum and sculpture garden, the Seattle Children's Museum, and the particularly quirky Seattle Pinball Museum. It's also an easy walk to the waterfront, where you can find plenty of family-friendly fun, including the Seattle Aquarium, or hop on the Seattle Great Ride for a ferris wheel with stunning views.


Just follow your nose from one stall to the next

This historic district is the ultimate shopping destination, thanks to a crafts market, stalls featuring farm-fresh produce, and over 200 shops. Pike Place Market also features over 80 restaurants, from takeaway counters to fine dining. Take a guided tour of the market's 9 acres, or spend your time strolling aimlessly and enjoying the sights and smells at your own pace. Wake up early in your Pike Place Market vacation rental, and watch the fishmongers loading up their stalls with their freshest catches. Then, follow a new aroma until you find yourself in the first ever Starbucks.


If visiting in summer, pack an alarm clock!

The summer months are Seattle's busiest season, thanks to long days and warm weather. The key for visiting Pike Place Market this time of year is to arrive early, right when it opens! But if you prefer to avoid big crowds entirely, wait until September or October to book your Pike Place Market vacation rental. The weather is still pleasant, with warm days and cool nights. Winter weather is a big deterrent for many, but you'll find minimal crowds as a result. Spring is also quiet, with warmer temps but rainier days.

Natural features

Fun, fun, fun from ferry boats to foodie hotspots

Pike Place Market sits on Seattle's Elliott Bay waterfront, which boasts expansive views and a variety of piers packed full of activities. Lovers of marine life can easily hop a boat from just outside the market, and enjoy a day full of whale- and dolphin-spotting—weather permitting, of course. Ferries also depart regularly from near the market, visiting some of the nearby islands set out further in the Bay. The small but inviting Victor Steinbrueck Park is just outside the market's doors, offering the perfect spot for a picnic with any of your finds of the day.

Where to stay around Pike Place Market?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 662 vacation rentals near Pike Place Market. From 629 Condos/Apartments to 507 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Pike Place Market are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Pike Place Market?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Pike Place Market:

  • Seattle Waterfront: 849 vacation rentals
  • Fremont: 341 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 888 vacation rentals
  • West Seattle: 1,507 vacation rentals
  • Ballard: 799 vacation rentals

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What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Pike Place Market?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Pike Place Market. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Seattle Center: 1,664 vacation rentals
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But there are many other points of interest around Pike Place Market listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Pike Place Market?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 629 Condos/Apartments in Pike Place Market. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Pike Place Market include:

  • Studios: 507 rentals available
  • Houses: 5 rentals available
  • Resorts: 8 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Pike Place Market?

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