Sunday, March 9, 2014

the treasure island flea in san francisco

I just recently had my first visit to Treasure Island--well the Treasure Island Flea to be precise.  I know, how is that possible during all the years I have lived in San Francisco that I had not made it to Treasure Island?  Well it might be that I had no particular reason to go until I heard about the flea that takes place the last weekend of each month.  The flea, located at the beautifully landscaped address of 1 Avenue of the Palms, utilizes the only historic building left from the 1939 San Francisco World's Fair.  The building is complete with original lighting, wood paneling, deco curves and a mural featuring a timeline of historic events.  Check out this YouTube video of the original 1939 World's Fair.  The view of the San Francisco skyline from this perspective is not to be missed--it's spectacular!   Booth space for the flea is available both indoor and outside,  music and drink abound plus some of the best food trucks around.  Admission is $3 and parking is free.