Review: Alameda Point Antiques Faire


Antiques Faire
2900 Navy Way
Alameda, Ca 94501

On the first Sunday of each month, the stark runways of the former Alameda Point Naval Air Station come alive with more than 800 booths selling fantastic vintage treasures. The fair’s claim to offer the “widest array of antiques and collectibles on the west coast” is not unfounded—from cool-again fashion items to quirky antique decor, you’ll find it all here. And you’ll find it against the phenomenal backdrop of the San Francisco skyline,  Bay Bridge, Marin County, and Oakland’s Port (fantastic photo ops, here you come).

The faire runs from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m., and a Michaan’s Auctions estate auction takes place at 10 a.m. in the nearby auction house facility (a parking lot shuttle travels to the auction gallery each hour).  The Antiques Faire offers courtesy flat carts, customer loading zones, shopping cart rentals, and a customer lounge.

There are also ATMs on site (but beware that they run out of cash early in the day), as well as a variety of food choices.

Read about more things to do in Alameda and more of the best photo spots in the Bay Area.

Take the ferry to Harbor Bay, or take BART to Fruitvale and transfer to one of many AC Transit buses that link to Alameda.

Photo: allaboutgeorge