America's Best Flea Markets Get off the main shopping drag—you'll have a richer experience by exploring these local markets instead. Budget Travel Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009, 12:00 AM California's Alameda Point Antiques & Collectibles Faire for art and design objects. (Emily Nathan) Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

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America's Best Flea Markets

California's Alameda Point Antiques & Collectibles Faire for art and design objects.

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A vintage set of dominoes purchased at Alameda Point.

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A particularly leafy stretch of the 127 Corridor Sale, near Covington, Ky.

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To allow for easier browsing, most of the 21 fields at the Brimfield Antique & Flea Market Shops in Brimfield, Mass., are housed in large tents, arranged in a row beside a mile-long stretch of road.

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A portable radio purchased at Brimfield that swings closed into a ring shape so it can be carried around like a purse.

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Ambitious shoppers can pay a small fee (usually about $10) to enter the Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market in Ohio early and start staking claims.

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Classic Americana is a highlight at the Springfield Antique Show.

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Kelsi Ammon is one of a pool of vendors that changes weekly at the Brooklyn Flea.

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A desk calendar purchased at the Brooklyn Flea from seller Three Potato Four.

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