I’ve never been to the San Jose Flea Market, but after seeing Jennifer Yin’s photos I just might have to make the trip. Founded in 1960, the flea market boasts eight miles of “colorful alleys and treasure-laden corridors,” according to its official website.
The market gets mixed reviews on Trip Advisor and Yelp (links below), but Jennifer Yin writes “I grew up in San Jose, and am proud of it. Here’s one reason why: its flea market….” (For the full report visit her flickr set.)
The market is said to receive four million visitors a year, so it might not be the best place to search for solitude. But “the friendly, experienced Flea Market staff has been assisting and successfully dealing with large crowds for more than 40 years,” so if you’re looking for produce, clothing, furniture, automobiles, power tools, home and audio electronics … well hell, just about anything, it sounds like this might be a good place to look.
The Flea Market Inc.
1590 Berryessa Rd.
San Jose, CA. 95133
1(800) Big-Flea (244-3532)
cherimoyas photo by Jennifer Yin (detail)