5 Tips for Exploring Pike Place Market with Kids

Washington, Seattle Guide (B): 5 Tips for Exploring Pike Place Market with Kids

Doesn’t dragging your children through hordes of tourists at Pike Place Market sound like fun? If you’re like me, you’ll either lose a kid or lose your cool. The amount of visitors to our historic landmark is increasing exponentially each year, which is great for the market, but hard on locals and especially those of us with kids.

What follows is an insiders guide to the mini Pike Place Market tour for you and your minis. It doesn’t cover much ground and it doesn’t cost much money (most of it is free), but it is big on good food and fun. There’s even some quiet time thrown in for those after-toddler-tantrum-moments or a breastfeeding break.

Getting there. Let’s be real. Taking the bus is the best bet since parking at the market is expensive and far away. However, if you can rally your troop to arrive at the market before 11 a.m. on a weekday you might get lucky and find a parking spot on Pike Place. This early in the day you’ll have most of the market vendors to yourself, and you’ll be there when the shops open. On Sundays, street parking is free all day. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 5 Tips for Exploring Pike Place Market with Kids
Guide Location: USA » Seattle
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sarah Miller
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.rainorshineguides.com/blog/2016/7/8/5-tips-for-exploring-pike-place-market-with-kids?rq=kids
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Rachel the Pig
  • Public Market Center
  • Pike Place Market
  • Pike Place Fish
  • Don and Joe’s Meat
  • Simply the Best Dried Fruit
  • Sunny Honey Co
  • Crepe de France
  • Frank’s Produce
  • Ellenos Greek Yogurt
  • Britt’s Pickles
  • Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
  • Local Color Café
  • Lowell’s Restaurant
  • Sara Anderson's

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