Treasure Island Flea Market, East Bay
Every last weekend of the month, 10am to 4pm; $3 admission (kids 12 and under free)
The Bay Area offers some of the best flea markets in the country, full of rich history and unexpected finds. The following flea markets will surely satisfy your hunger for unique jewelry, buckets of cheap and super fashionable clothes, collections of antique and any other interesting trinkets and figurines you can think of.
On the first Sunday of every month, the Alameda Point Antiques Faire boasts over 800 dealers and 10,000 shoppers on the former Alameda Naval Air Station, overlooking the San Francisco skyline. You are sure to find a pair of one-of-a-kind sunglasses or some unique pieces of furniture and home décor, as well as jewelry, clothes, antiques, and much more. Moreover, there are several food vendors, free parking, a shuttle service, flat carts to transport your new office desk or shelving unit, and a customer lounge. Bring comfortable shoes, because this flea market is a full-day commitment.
First Sunday of the Month, 6am to 3pm; Free
Alameda Naval Air Station, 2900 Navy Way, Alameda, CA, USA +1 510 522 7500
This Chinatown flea market has everything you don’t need, from San Francisco souvenirs to Zodiac carvings to Asian-patterned pillow cases and Chinese slippers; it’s amazing. Everything is dirt cheap, and if you like to find a good bargain or simply like to collect and look at knick-knacky trinkets, this is the place for you. There are many hidden gems at this indoor flea market; it takes a true thrifter to know where the good stuff is kept (usually in the back). To make the experience truly memorable, don’t miss out on the Eastern Bakery across the street, which offers traditional Chinese baked goods.
Daily, 10am to 9:30pm
729 Grant Ave San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 989 8588