12 Must Do Things At Seattle’s Pike Place Market
1. Rub Rachel the Piggy Bank – Located under the iconic neon Public Market Center sign is a giant copper pig. Feel free to rub it, ride it or drop a few coins inside. The piggy bank takes donations for the Pike Place Market Foundation and supports social services in the neighborhood.
2. Catch A Fish By Hand – One of the big draws at the market is the chance to catch a fish from the local vendors. If you don’t trust your own butter fingers with a slimy fish, just watch the vendors do it as they yell orders back and forth.
3. Sample Your Way Through the Market – Walk up to one of the seafood vendors and ask for a small sample of salmon. Your taste buds have never tasted something so fresh. Ship some home if you like! Don’t forget to try all the fruit!
4. Visit the Original Starbucks – If you are a Starbucks fan, check out the original Starbucks store. It’s nothing fancy but it does come with some bragging rights. Be prepared for a 30 minute wait in line. Note – the original original Starbucks was at a different location 5 years earlier.