Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Pike Place Market

Once we got checked into our hotel, we immediately hit the streets and went to the Pike Place Market. The Market is everything you think it would be and much more! They've got tons of shops and vendors. You can get flowers, vegetables, nuts, knickknacks, seafood, eat dinner, grab a desert, stroll the piers, buy a magazine and even catch a flying fish. We loved it! It made us feel very much in the city of Seattle.


The trip was a present for my husbands birthday and he has always wanted to catch a fish at the market. He has talked about how much he would like to do that for almost two years. I knew I had to make that happen for him. So how do you go about catching a fish at the famous Pike Place Fish Market? Well... you go to the market. The fish  mongers are standing all around the fish wearing their gear. They are there to help sell you the perfect seafood. You tell them that you want to catch a fish. To do so you'll need to purchase a fish. So we chose some salmon. The typical salmon is anywhere from 4-5 pounds and you pay for your fish by the pound. Once you pick out your fish they get you behind their counter and the fish monger will throw you the fish to catch. They'll alert the crowd and the other guys that you've chosen your fish and you are ready to catch! 
 

Once you've got your fish, they will box it up for you and either ship in anywhere in the United States or they'll give you a 48 cold box. We chose the cold box and they delivered it to our hotel and then we just checked it in with the airline. Super easy and the fish was fine!
 

 
Once we were done catching fish. We strolled around the market just like Tom Hanks and Rob Reiner in Sleepless in Seattle.
 





We saw everything there was to see inside the market. We loved it! I wish I could have bought of some the beautiful flowers. They were so fresh and seriously cheap! But I knew that I'd have to carry them through the airport and that they wouldn't travel easily or well. Maybe next time!

7 comments:

GiGi Eats Celebrities said...

THIS IS A DREAM DESTINATION FOR ME as I loveeeeee fish more than I loveeee sleep! hahaha!

Chrissy said...

This place is definitely on my travel bucket list! Love your photos- look ja like you had a great time!

Dominique @ Ohbeehave said...

Awesome! I've heard of this place before and always wanted to visit. They are the creators of the FISH philosophy for workplaces...!?

Kristin C said...

Sounds like so much fun! I have never been anywhere other than the East Coast and there are so many places out West that I'd like to see.

Ashley Pitts said...

I DREAM of visiting Seattle! One day!

La Belle Sirene said...

Pike Place Market and Seattle in general is somewhere that I am dying to visit some day!

La Belle Sirene 

Whitney S. said...

It sounds like you guys had a great time on your trip!!