Ranked as one of the Top 10 Flea Markets in America, it should come as no surprise that the twice-monthly Santa Monica Airport Antique & Vintage market has “too many vendors to list.” Suffice it to say the paved lot by the Santa Monica Airport is positively packed with tents every first and fourth Sunday of the month, rain or shine, and each vendor booth holds a new treasure just waiting to be discovered.
With free parking aplenty and only $5 for admission, it’s definitely worth checking out whether you just want to browse or you’re looking to “furnish a house in a day”—a goal you can easily accomplish at this flea market, according to its website. Start by finding the perfect vintage rug for your space or grabbing a few antique pieces of decor, perhaps a crystal vase or a vintage print to hang on the wall. Looking for gifts? Classic turquoise jewelry should fit the bill, or maybe a vintage hat or pair of high-fashion slippers. Speaking of fashion, many of the vendors specialize in trendy pieces of clothing and footwear with unique backstories, so the market is a great place to refresh your wardrobe, too!