Flea Markets/Swap Meets San Francisco

Aug 20th, 2001, 09:35 AM
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Flea Markets/Swap Meets San Francisco

Ok, I've been to San Francisco many, many times, but this time I'm going with some one who has an interest in wanting to go to a flea market and/or swap meet. I'm stumped. Does anyone know what Frisco has to offer in the way of either? Will be going over a long weekend in September.

Also, interested in any hotel options in the city and/or B & B's that people have tried.

Thanks for any and all suggestions!
Aug 20th, 2001, 11:02 AM
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I'm not a flea market person, but my friend Barbara, Queen of Fleas, is a big fan of the Alemany Flea Market, at 100 Alemany Blvd, near the junction of 101 and 280. Last I heard it was open on Wednesdays and Sundays 8-3. (I'm sure about the Sunday part; Barbara was there yesterday!) It's a good ways from downtown SF, and I don't know what bus routes go there.

BTW, if you've been to SF so many times, I'm surprised nobody has told you not to call it "Frisco."
Aug 20th, 2001, 02:33 PM
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Thanks for the info - much appreciated.

I'm from So Calif - here we still say "Frisco", if it offends anyone, sorry - old habits die hard, and when I first started going to "SF" it was "Frisco".
Aug 20th, 2001, 03:34 PM
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I will address the B&B part of the question. I just returned from a CA trip (will post my trip soon), but I stayed at the White Swan right by Union Square. There are nice oversized rooms, comfortable beds, great homemade breakfasts w/ scones, biscuits, cinnamon buns, quiche, fruit and cereal etc. We paid $205 a night. The convience of having a nice homemade breakfast downstairs was great.
Aug 20th, 2001, 04:23 PM
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I came to SF from Los Angeles several years ago. I learned very early on never to call it "Frisco" when they threatened me with physical violence! Just kidding, but it really does grate--similar to "LA-LA land" and "Behind the Orange Curtain" or do those sound OK to you? Hope you find a great Flea Market--the best one I know in the state is in Pasadena! :~)
Aug 20th, 2001, 05:53 PM
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There's a wonderful antique flea market on the first Sunday of every month at the former Alameda Naval Air Station. Alameda is just across the Bay Bridge and a bit south. From the flea market you have an incredible view of SF across the bay. Have a look at www.antiquesbybay.com.
Aug 20th, 2001, 06:30 PM
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Well, here's a website to check out:


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