By Deb Flomberg
Grab the kids, put on the sunscreen and your comfortable walking shoes and head over to the world famous Rose Bowl on the second Sunday of every month. No, it’s not for the next big game, this is for the most unique flea market in town. Yes, the second Sunday of every month the Rose Bowl turns into a huge flea market, with so much to see, buy, browse and enjoy that you’ll be counting down the days until the next month.
Shopping within the Rose Bowl is a treat in itself, but once you get browsing through all the aisles you are sure to be impressed. You definitely want to spring for the early admission, which is only $5 or $10 more, depending on how early you want to get in. The regular market hours open at 9 a.m., and you can get access as early as 5 a.m.
Once you are in, you just may be overwhelmed with all the vendors that show up to sell their wares. Keep your eyes peeled, as this flea market even draws a lot of famous faces, since pretty much everyone loves shopping these bargains. Wander the market and browse more than 600 vendors that sell everything form clothing and antiques to other fun items. For the best stuff, turn left past the entrance––that’s where the antique booths are usually located.
When it comes to food, this is the Rose Bowl after all, so you’ll find delicious stuff to dine on as well. From classic fare-style food like hotdogs, hamburgers and french fries to pulled pork pizza, Cinnabons, smoothies, and even sushi, there is something for every appetite. And for those that like a cocktail or two while they are shopping, you can even get beer, wine and other spirits. Be sure to check out the build your own bloody mary bar for the perfect early-morning treat.
As you plan for your trip to the Rose Bowl Flea Market, make sure you bring the right vehicle. After all, you’ll need a lot of room for all the great finds you are sure to buy. Show up in your 2013 ML550 SUV from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You’ll love being able to travel in style, and you’ll be thrilled to have so much room for all your new goodies.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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