Rose Bowl Flea Market is held on the second Sunday of every month in the parking lot of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, a historic athletic stadium built in 1922. The flea market is a behemoth, the biggest on the West Coast, with approximately 2,500 vendors serving 20,000 visitors each month.

The flea market has a little bit of everything, but it’s best known for its selection of mid-century modern furniture and vintage clothing. People talk about having furnished their entire apartments with the MCM furniture at the Rose Bowl. Some of it can be quite pricy—these are quality pieces we’re talking about—but there’s usually room to haggle a bit.

The vintage clothing selection is vast, and places usually have blowout deals like 3 pairs of pants for $20. Again, haggling is key here. Pay what you think is fair, and don’t be afraid to leave something if you don’t feel the price is right.

You’ll inevitably find something at the flea market, but it’s best to go with a few things in mind (a coffee table, or a few t-shirts) and a budget. Wear comfortable shoes, because you’ll be walking through literal miles of vendors, and bring snacks, as the food options are limited. Make sure to get cash before you go, because there’s always a long line at the ATMs.

According to cntraveler.com. Source of photos: internet