Souvenir Shopping Part 1, Seattle (Self Guided)

It would be a pity to leave Seattle without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Seattle, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.
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Souvenir Shopping Part 1 Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 1
Guide Location: USA » Seattle (See other walking tours in Seattle)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Author: Daniel
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Seattle Antiques Market

1) Seattle Antiques Market

Established in 1978, Seattle Antiques Market is located at Alaskan Way in the Pike Market District of Seattle. The store features a wide variety of antiques from the 19th and 20th century, including dressers, chairs, typewriters, old LP records, lighting, etc. Its 6,000 square feet of display area is filled with vintage and antique goods, such as porcelain figurines, comic books, jewelry, old suitcases, pottery, bronze statues, pianos, music instruments, toys and dolls and many more. According to the shop owner, Ken Eubank, the store’s motto is “Antiquing Made Fun”. Operation Hours Monday to Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
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The Tasting Room

2) The Tasting Room

What to buy here: Washington Wine - No trip to Seattle is complete without sampling fine wines from local wineries such as the world renowned Chateau Ste. Michelle. And if you’re a connoisseur, Woodinville Wine Country has more to offer. Plan a day to tour Woodinville (30 minutes east of Seattle) and attend wine tastings at over 80 boutique and world class wineries where they often have festivities like great live music and local art along with the wine tasting. Purchase bottled wine or the winery logo wear and glass ware, there or have it shipped. Prices vary greatly. Woodinville Wine Country Phone: 425.205.4394 General hours Thursday-Monday 12:00-5:00 PM For maps and info www.woodinvillewinecountry.com/Wineries.cfm Wine tasting charges range from $5 to the purchase of a glass of wine and up.

However, if touring the countryside isn’t in your schedule, then stay in one place for a wine expedition at The Tasting Room Seattle . This wine lovers paradise is conveniently located in the heart of Pike Place Market in Post Alley. There you can taste and purchase rare older vintages, current releases, or specialty bottles that aren’t always available. Meet the winemakers who create these gems and explore Washington wines at the copper-topped tasting bar or outside at a table on famed Post Alley. Taste or purchase bottled wine from as low as $15.00 (US) and UP, or have it shipped.

The Tasting Room is located near Pike Place Market at 1924 Post Alley between Stewart and Virginia Street, next to Kell's Irish Pub and across from the Pink Door Restaurant. (206) 770-WINE (9463). Tasting Room Hours: Sunday - Thursday: Noon – 8:00 PM Friday & Saturday: Noon - Late
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Steinbrueck Native Gallery

3) Steinbrueck Native Gallery

What to buy here: Native American Arts.

Seattle’s Steinbrueck Gallery is dedicated to enhancing the cultural experience and understanding of the art and heritage of the Northwest Coast First Nations People. Items like the Native Pacific Northwest Spirit Masks and wall hangings are excellent representatives of this rich culture.

Northwest Coast Native art has always had the ability to fascinate viewers from the first explorers to present day collectors. These highly detailed and imaginative Northwest Indian designs are renowned for their sophistication and complexity and their simple traditional elements. Northwest Coast Indian art has become one of the most sought after modern-day art forms in the world.

Northwest Coast native art makes use of local cedar for masks, monumental art, wood carving, bentwood boxes and baskets. Colorful masks, totem poles and house posts have become symbolic of the Northwest Coast and tell stories of a rich, ancient native culture. There are a great number of small, packable items and gifts in the gallery – all made by Seattle First Nations People. Artworks include items ranging from hand woven Yupik Grass baskets to stone sculptures and Native Pacific Spirit Masks varying in cost from $5 to $10,000 and up. Larger items can be shipped anywhere in the world.

The gallery is located at 2030 Western Avenue Seattle WA 98121 in downtown Seattle one block north of Pike Place Market. It is open 7-days a week; winter hours are 10:30- 5:00 and Sundays 12:00- 4:00 and summer hours are 10:30- 6:00 pm and Sundays 12:00 -6:00 pm (206) 441-3821 http://www.steinbruecknativegallery.com/
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Seattle Glassblowing Studio and Gallery

4) Seattle Glassblowing Studio and Gallery

Seattle Glassblowing is a working artists' studio with a gallery, opened in 1991 by Cliff Goodman. They produce spectacular and unique works of art, like sinks, vases, lamps, bowls, gifts and stunning art glass for the home. Everybody can look at the live glassblowing at their studio or enjoy the beautiful pieces of art.

What to buy here: Hand Blown Glass- Seattle's status as epicenter of the glass art world started in 1971 when glass blowing extraordinaire, artist Dale Chihuly co-founded the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Today, Seattle has more glass shops than the illustrious island of Murano, Italy. Glass art inspired by Chihuly, can be found all around Seattle; gifts as affordable as small globes, ornaments and figurines can be purchased from $20 to thousands of dollars in local galleries, shops and through some Pike Place Market artisans like Driven Simple www.drivensimple.com who specialize in stunning custom pendant lighting for approximately $135.00. Short of buying an authentic Chihuly, Made in Washington stores are another reliable source for quality gifts of glass made by local artists. Made In Washington Store at 1530 Post Alley Seattle, WA 98101 Phone 206 467-0788. If you’re a real glass enthusiast visit the Seattle Glassblowing Studio where you can purchase hand blown glass art and can watch live glassblowing. Phone: 206-448-2181 2227 5th Ave Seattle WA 98121. Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 am - 6 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 10 am -6 pm;
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Uptown Metropolitan Market

5) Uptown Metropolitan Market

What to buy here: Pacific Northwest Salmon - Wild Salmon is a Pacific Northwest staple and one of the healthiest foods in the world. Specialty gift salmon items are an extremely affordable item as well as a century’s old, much revered gift. Alaska Smokehouse Salmon wooden gift boxes are a treasure from Seattle of WILD salmon delicacies that are sustainably caught off the coast of Alaska and then carefully hand-filleted, marinated in a special brine and then slow-smoked over real alder wood fires to ensure no flavor is lost. The fillets are then sealed in their own juices for up to five years. The Smoked Salmon does not need refrigeration, has a five-year shelf life and can be shipped anywhere with the United States! And don’t overlook the extras; seafood spreads, salmon jerky, salmon stix and caviar, these are also delicious gift items. The classic cedar gift boxes that are adorned with hand-printed traditional Northwest Native American designs or Pacific Northwest Salmon, Crab and other Pacific Ocean creatures, make attractive alder wood keepsakes.

The award winning Uptown Metropolitan Market is at 100 Mercer Street (corner of 1st and Mercer) Seattle, WA 98109 near the Seattle Center. The market is open 24 hours a day and offers free parking. Phone: 206-213-0778

Walking Tours in Seattle, Washington

Create Your Own Walk in Seattle

Create Your Own Walk in Seattle

Creating your own self-guided walk in Seattle is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Seattle's Famous Architecture Tour

Seattle's Famous Architecture Tour

Seattle is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Washington. It offers everything from beautiful architecture and amazing religious buildings to unique museums and galleries, spectacular gardens and parks and one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. Take this walking tour to explore some of the better known architectural beauties of Seattle.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Downtown Nightlife

Downtown Nightlife

Downtown is a very famous historic district in Seattle and offers a wide array of nightlife options where you can visit great nightclubs, trendy lounges and great bars. Take this walking tour for a unique nightlife experience in Seattle Downtown.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Religious Buildings Tour in Seattle

Religious Buildings Tour in Seattle

Seattle's religious buildings play a very important role in the city's social life, as they did at the moment of their construction. Besides their religious input, Seattle's religious buildings are an important source of the community's architectural and artistic heritage. This walking tour will lead you to some of the most beautiful and famous religious sights in Seattle.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Seattle's Famous Museums and Galleries Tour

Seattle's Famous Museums and Galleries Tour

Seattle is an amazing tourist attraction that has something of interest for everyone. Besides its amazing architecture, this city offers a wide variety of spectacular museums and galleries on art, history, science and music. This walking tour will lead you to some of the most famous museums and galleries that Seattle has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Pioneer Square District Walking Tour, Seattle

Pioneer Square District Walking Tour, Seattle

Pioneer Square District was first established in 1852 and was, for a while, Seattle's first downtown. Today this area is full of amazing tourist attractions. Pioneer Square is now considered one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city with amazing art galleries and great architecture. This walking tour will lead you to some of the most spectacular sights in Pioneer Square District.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Capitol Hill Nightlife 2

Capitol Hill Nightlife 2

Seattle is packed with all kinds of tourist attractions. You can spend a whole day in the town admiring its amazing sites. But this city also offers a wide variety of options for a night in town. Take this walking tour for a unique nightlife experience in Seattle.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km

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Taking Care of Your Feet


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Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


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