Next to camping in a motorhome, do you love finding bargains best? We know many of our readers never miss a chance to visit local flea markets while camping. That’s why we’ll be sharing our series on the best flea markets in America, just in time for motorhome camping season.
Let’s start our series in California, where five outstanding flea markets filled with bargains, fun food choices and surprise celebs can be found in a three-hour circuit around Los Angeles.
San Bernardino Flea Market – Sundays
Plan your Los Angeles RV camping and flea market adventure for the second Sunday of the month (you’ll see why in a minute) and make your first stop the San Bernardino Flea Market. Open every Sunday, this huge show held at the National Orange Show Events Center features nearly 800 vendors to fuel your bargain hunting fever.
Rose Bowl Flea Market (Pasadena) – Second Sunday
Here’s why you should be RV camping near Pasadena on next month’s second Sunday—the Rose Bowl Stadium is home to a flea market that’s drawn the crowds for nearly fifty years. Take advantage of free parking and then lose yourself in acres of vintage, used and collectible items.
Melrose Trading Post (Los Angeles) – Sundays
If you’ve played too long in Pasadena, save this one for next Sunday. Either way, you won’t want to miss this weekly flea market held at Fairfax High in Los Angeles. Only three bucks to get in, and the parking is free so plan to spend the day browsing two hundred booths filled with vintage and collectible finds and an impressive selection of handcrafted items.
Roadium Open Air Market (Torrance) – Every Day Except Christmas & New Year’s
While enjoying your week in the LA area, pick a day (or two!) to shop at the Roadium Open Air Market in Torrance, CA. Open three-hundred-sixty-three days each year, this 15-acre market at a repurposed drive-in offers everything from produce to jewelry. On weekends park at El Camino College and take the shuttle for easy entry.
Long Beach Outdoor Collectible & Antique Market – Third Sundays
Round out your trip at the end of the week with a visit to Veterans Stadium at Long Beach. Every third Sunday, you can rub shoulders with celebrities as you comb through vintage and antique offerings. Given rave reviews by frequent shoppers, it’s rated one of the top outdoor markets in the US. Find a campground near Long Beach—you’re going to want to stay until the gates close!
Doesn’t a week’s worth of flea market bargain hunting sound like fun? With the money you’ll save by camping in an RV, you’ll be able to buy even more. Get the motorhome ready for your California road trip and let us know if we can help. There’s a flea market find in California with your name on it!