The Treasure island Flea market has been going on for less than three year (since 2011, to be accurate), but it has been picking up a nice momentum since its opening. The 400+ local vendors on Treasure island are a mix of antiques dealers and reasonably priced artisans who make their own arts & crafts, indie design, clothing, candles, accessories, candy, etc.
Vintage and antiques-wise, the Treasure island Flea market has a pretty decent selection of offerings ranging from vintage comics to antique vases, collectibles, furniture, re-purposed items and other rare finds, generally reasonably priced if you are looking to buy. It is not a huge market, but worth the short trip and definitely less overwhelming than the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, CA.
However what makes the Treasure island Flea market truly unique, is its breathtaking view over the city skylines of Berkeley and San Francisco. You can ask anyone who has been there already, and they will tell you that this place has one of the most spectacular views of San Francisco. So if you’re looking to take some nice pictures of San Francisco, Treasure Island is worth the trip by itself. As an added bonus you can see some of the last surviving buildings and sculptures from the 1930 World’s Fair.
Last but not least, The Treasure island Flea market hosts the largest monthly food event in Northern California, with 25+ food trucks and stands in different variety for your dining pleasure, as well as outdoor bars; food trucks have a broad range of offerings from Asian to burgers and the venue has a large grassy area where you can spread out a blanket. Depending on the season there is sometimes live music as well. After that, before heading back to the city, go explore and visit the multiple Wineries on site, then take in a close view of the New Bay Bridge.
To sum it up, the Treasure Island Flea Market is a place where you might enjoy spending a day, thrifting, eating, soaking up some sun and enjoying the food and people there.
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