When we booked our trip to Seattle one of the first things I did was watch everything I could on the pier. Quite literally even 4K streaming videos of the pier. Hence, I guess you could say I was obsessed. Honestly, it’s a trip that we had been waiting to take for more than 10 years. The anticipation literally drove me crazy but when we finally landed our feet in Seattle it was love at first sight.
When we arrived in Seattle we took the train from the airport to the hotel. After arriving at the hotel we placed everything where it needed to be and took off towards the Pike Public Market. Hence, the market back up to the pier. We grabbed some Piroshky Piroshky and head to the patio that looks over the Puget Sound. It was a little foggy but sunny and just down right beautiful. After all the pacific northwest has some of the prettiest trees. Later we walked along the pier then headed to the Crab Pot for dinner.
The Crab Pot
First, the thought was that this place was over rated because every said you have to try it. Truthfully, it was on spot with service and food. Just take a look at the photo below to see how fresh and big the crab is. Additionally, they had a good price on beer in which I had an Alaska Amber. Hence, I love the way it pairs with seafood. The server was lively and helped suggest some places to visit around the city. The locals are awesome in Seattle!
The Crab Pot is located on Pier 57 where you will also see the ferris wheel that lights up. Additionally, there is a few shops for souvenirs and small arcade. It’s a great place to take the family or go for date night. The food was hands down amazing. Therefore, we will be going back in April.
Ivar’s Fish Bar
Secondly, we visited Ivar’s Fish Bar which is not to be confused with the Ivar’s Restaurant. They are right next to each other. The restaurant is a bit fancy and more of sit down meal. The fish bar is outside where you can walk up and order. Off to the side is a indoor area to eat. Furthermore, once your finished bring your fries behind the building to the pier and feed the seagulls.
If your lucky one might take it right from your hand. We had one come inside the building to greet us. Definitely something fun to do with the kids. However, read the signs and be respectful of the animals. Additionally, we order one four piece and shared it because it was plenty of food along with enough fries to share with the seagulls.
The ferry to the other islands can be found just down the pier from Ivar’s fish bar. The tickets are $8.50 round trip and it’s definitely something we recommend doing. Therefore if you plan it just right you can visit Bainbridge Island and visit the shops. Head back at dusk to get beautiful skyline photographs on your way back as we did above. This was leaving the Island below. Take a jacket as the ferry ride can be chilly at night.
Seattle Souvenir Shops
Most of the shops around the city have all the same Seattle souvenirs. Most noteworthy is a place by the pier that seems to be great on prices. When it came to the souvenirs I bought everything I need on the pier. Hence, we even mailed some army knives back home that were wood with names on them. Definitely couldn’t take them on the plane.
Above all, the pier should definitely be on your list of places to visit if you are headed to Seattle. Honestly, we stayed a block away from the Pike Public Market and it was a very short walk to the pier. If you need transportation their is a free shuttle transit that comes between 10 AM and 8PM. Just wear good shoes!