All the top Valentine's ideas include everything from a coffee to dinner and a movie. Hell, if you're from the Pacific Northwest, we wouldn't put a hiking date behind us either. But what if we could have a little bit of everything? Since that's the dream, we've scoped out all the romantic things to do in Pike Place Market, Seattle.
As one of the oldest markets in the United States, Emerald City's beloved establishment has a little something for everyone — whether it's guzzling wine as you people-watch, getting chocolate-wasted, or eating oceanside, this spot is the place to be.
Whether or not you believe in the day, you can still get through this list by yourself in the name of self-love too! Because who said we can't treat ourselves, am I right?
Pick From A Forest Of Flowers
Address: Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA
Why You Need To Go: You can literally stop to smell the roses, pick a bouquet from a variety of blossoms lining the cobblestones + support your local farmer as you do. Keep your eyes peeled for tulips this season.
Get Funny At Old School Photo Booths
Address: Pike Place Magic Shop, 1501 Pike Pl #427, Seattle, WA and Orange Dracula, Level 3, Pike Place
Why You Need To Go: Capture memories on film for less than $5. Don't forget to get some cash.
Go Wine-Tasting With A View
Address: Northwest Tastings, 1501 Pike Pl #527, Seattle, WA
Why You Need To Go: This hidden spot will let you sip a glass of wine for $5! Pair it with charcuterie boards or chocolate truffles + play board games, all with a spectacular water view.
Have A Chocolatey Affair
Address: Indi Chocolate, 1901 Western Ave D, Seattle, WA
Why You Need To Go: You can watch how it's all made at this spot or make your own truffles. It's even rated one of the best chocolate shops in America!
Share Spaghetti Lady & Tramp Style
Address: The Pink Door, 1919 Post Alley, Seattle, WA
Why You Need To Go: This whimsical nook is literally hidden behind a door in the alley. You can enjoy Italian food with trapeze, cabaret, tarot, or jazz music and views of the ocean.
Share Some Giggles 'Cause Laughter = Love
Address: Unexpected Productions, 1428 Post Alley, Seattle, WA
Why You Need To Go: Laugh at veteran improv performers as they act out scenes rife with passion, lust, heartbreak, and everything in between.
Split A Sundae In The Name Of Love
Address: Shug's Soda Fountain + Ice Cream, Pike Place Market, 1525 1st Ave, Seattle, WA
Why You Need To Go: Champagne floats, s'mores, and marshmallow sundaes. 'Nuf said.
Tease Yourself With Dinner Theatre
Address: Can Can Culinary Cabaret, 94 Pike St, Seattle, WA
Why You Need To Go: You can expect house-crafted cocktails and burlesque shows in an underground setting that'll remind you of 20th Century Paris.
Pick Up A Paper Treasure
Address: The Paper Feather, Pike Place Market, 1520 Western Ave, Seattle, WA
Why You Need To Go: You can buy cute cards and vintage finds for as low as $4.
Shop Till You Drop
Address: Various locations throughout the market.
Why You Need To Go: You can cheekily get to know what your special someone likes by (window) shopping for everything from vinyl records to magical objects and quirky, one-of-a-kind stuff.