Rev the senses
Yes, you’ve got to snap a photo of the famous fish throwers, the world’s first Starbucks, and the 600-pound bronze pig. But to fully take in the Pike Place Market, stash the camera. Sniff down the trail of just-baked croissants and piroshkies. Listen to the creaky old floorboards, ferry foghorn, and street musicians’ medley, and inhale the salty Puget Sound air. Chat with farmers offering chin drip–juicy peach wedges and craftspeople selling handmade everything. But go soon and go often—the rows at Costco will never look the same.