The Seattle waterfront is a fun place to visit. It is definitely geared towards tourists. There multiple stairways or other ways down to the waterfront from Pike Place Market.
The waterfront is lined with various piers, each having it’s own little collection of stores, or restaurants.
One of the highlights of the waterfront is The Ye Olde Curiosity Shop. This used to be just one store, but has split up into a couple stores located about a half block from each other. One of the most famous exhibits on the Ye Olde Curiosity Shop is Sylvester, who is a mummy. They have also added Sylvia, a female mummy. There are also some taxidermied two-headed animals. There are plenty of trinkets and souvenirs to buy. You can also buy fudge here that my wife swears is the best.
The best known restaurant along the waterfront is Ivar’s. There is a small stand along the street where you can order food to go. And inside is a more expensive, fine-dining version of Ivar’s.
Also located on the waterfront is The Seattle Aquarium. I have been here a couple times, but not for a few years or more. It is among one of the best aquariums I have been to. My wife and I actually considered having our wedding here.
There are many more stores and restaurants along the waterfront, too many to list here. There are also many sculptures or other interesting things to look at while walking along the waterfront.