Sandwiched between the blue waters and the green hills, Dowtown Seattle is equally as appealing to first-time tourists and to Seattleites. Pike Place Market is a natural destination and a reliably-entertaining meeting point.Travelers flock to the fish market, pointing their cameras midway between the employees in an attempt to capture a catch-of-the-day toss. Just a few blocks up, there’s always a steady line at the city’s first Starbucks. Inside the market, locals come for fresh flowers, cheeses, and artisanal hand-made goods. Downtown's central waterfront, with its Ferris wheel, park, and aquarium, provide ample thrills for families, couples, and friends. Towards the financial area, shoppers flock to recognizable retail favorites. Whether it be upscale picks like Gucci and Madewell or bargain stops like T.J. Maxx and Target, the streets near Union never cease to vibrate with pedestrian traffic.