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San Jose Flea Market

San Jose Flea Market
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Type of Attraction
Markets & Bazaars
Neighborhood
North
Interests That Apply
Local Culture, Shopping, Culinary Arts
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Mobility Obstacles: Busy/High traffic
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Available
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San Jose Flea Market

The Big Flea Market

A Favorite Local Event Since 1960


Family Time

Address: Phone:
1590 Berryessa Rd
San Jose, CA 95133
+1 408 453 1110 / +1 800 244 3532
Fax: +1 408 437 9011

Description

Home to over 2,000 vendors, the San Jose Flea Market is a local tradition and considered the largest outdoor market of its kind in the country. This popular landmark was established in 1960 by George Bumb, who thought of the idea while working in the landfill business and noticing all the treasures that people tossed. The market continues to be a family-run business and a family-friendly attraction for residents and visitors to the Silicon Valley. Stroll through the aisles for a variety of goods from vintage items, books, furniture, toys, crafts, and just about anything you can think of. Attractions within the market include a variety of restaurants, food stands, produce, and even a barber shop. The market is also home to a many entertainment events and festivals throughout the year.


What you should know before visiting San Jose Flea Market

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 6am-dusk, Wed & Fri; 5am-dusk, Sat-Sun
Visit Time: 1.5hr-Half day(4hr)
Best Time to Visit: Weekends are the best time to visit.
Why Best: There are more stands open, but you also have to face bigger crowds.
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free

Exposure

Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: All Ages
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: All Ages
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers

Transportation

Nearest Train or Bus: Bus Route 62
Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bus
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Parking Safety: Somewhat Safe
Notes: Parking is more expensive on the weekends.


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