Pike Place Market in the Fall
I’ve lived in Seattle nearly all my life, and when a friend or family member comes to visit I often have trouble figuring out where to take them. I know Seattle from my personal point of view – my favorite bars, my favorite dive-y Mexican joints, the best local cafes and my preferred running routes. But when a first-time visitor comes to this beautiful city, the one place that I KNOW they will want to see (and actually love) is Pike Place Market.
So that’s exactly what I did when a friend who I met studying abroad in Ireland back in 2008 came to visit. We had so much fun playing tourist around the market, walking down to the waterfront, checking out the Great Wheel and strolling through the SAM Olympic Sculpture Park. I took the opportunity to take some colorful shots of what tourism in Seattle looks like during October – crunchy leaves, cloudy skies and breaks of golden sun make for some incredible photos. I hope you enjoy them – and perhaps it’s time to play tourist in your own city before the lovely early fall season is over.