Essential Flea Markets to Visit in San Antonio
In San Antonio, flea markets are more than just a place to shop — they're a way of life. Often serving as a place for families to hang out; people to shop around and listen to music, even get food at some, pulgas are an integral part of some locals' lives. Whether you're a newbie or seasoned pulga explorer, these are all the flea markets you should make it a point to visit at some point.
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Mission Open Air Market
207 W Chavaneaux Road, (210) 923-8131, facebook.com/missionopenairmarket
If you’ve only ever seen signs for this flea market while driving down Loop 410, consider this your formal invitation to stop on in. This sizable market — no really, there’s more than 1,000 vendor stalls — lets you shop for everything from Mexican candy and gorgeous plants to custom tools and Western wear. Happy shopping!
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514 W Commerce St, (210) 207-8600, marketsquaresa.com
Does Market Square count as a flea market? Well, yes, right? While it may not be huge, the tourist attraction definitely offers a feel of la pulga. With vendors both inside and outside, many offering creations related to the culture of the city, there’s lots to buy here that’ll have you repping the Alamo City and its artists.
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Mi Mercado Flea Market and Ballroom
227 New Laredo Hwy, (210) 922-7500, facebook.com/mimercadosanantoniotexas
Hit up this South Side market and you’ll be able to make your way through tents filled with used goods, plants, clothes and more. Oh, and there’s also live music, usually of the Latin variety. Sounds like a fun time, right?
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12280 TX-16, (210) 624-2666, fleamarketsanantonio.com
Perhaps you know this gem as the Poteet Flea Market. Head to south San Antonio and you’ll be able to navigate through this bazaar regarded (by locals in the know) for offering Mexican bites and live music. In addition to the fun bits, there’s also hundreds of vendor stalls for you to stop in and hunt for some solid finds between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekends.
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Eisenhauer Road Flea Market
3903 Eisenhauer Road, (210) 653-7592, eisenhauerfleamarketsa.net
From gifts and collectibles to apparel and fresh goods, there’s a lot to purchase at this market. Don’t go too crazy your first time, or at least pace yourself as you make your way through this indoor market (yup, no sweating from the hot sun here). While you’re there, feel free to get a palm reading done if you’re into that sort of thing.
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7171 W US Hwy 90, (210) 645-7170, alamomp.com
This huge, indoor market — also known as Highway 90 Flea Market — will keep you shopping for some time, especially since it is completely air-conditioned. Plus, it helps that there’s hundreds of vendors selling products and offering their products. There’s also food sold on-site in case you work up an appetite.
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Bandera Flea Market
1331 Bandera Road, (210) 444-9999, facebook.com
This indoor flea market will not only keep you from sweating in the outdoors, but also shopping for hours. Expect used items like clothing and goods up for grabs, but you can really make this a day-long experience with food being sold on-site and live music for your entertainment.
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Bussey's Flea Market
18738 N Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Schertz, (210) 651-6830, busseysfm.com
Featuring more than 500 vendors, this weekend market doesn’t play around. With so many vendors, you’ll encounter a lot — from rare antiques to your standard yard sale selections. Whether you’re a flea market newbie or a seasoned expert, you’ll enjoy exploring everything this market, serving the area since 1978, has to offer.
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9333 SW Loop 410, (210) 623-8383, tradersvillage.com
Believe it or not, Traders Village is actually a flea market chain. The SA outpost is massive, meaning you can shop around for hours and hours. The market also offers attractions like amusement rides and live music, and there’s always fun, themed events going on. Think of this as Fiesta Texas meets a legit pulga.
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Las Esperanzas Flea Market
18820 Pleasanton Road, (210) 303-1911, facebook.com
Over on the South Side you’ll be able to explore this market. Shop your way through these goods and see what catches your attention.
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