“Flea market near me” – haven’t we all typed those four words in a search engine, hoping for the best?
Truth be told, with hundreds of thousands flea markets taking place around the world every weekend, it is often difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. While some flea markets gather hundreds of vendors selling high-quality antiques and vintage, others would not even deserve the name of boot-sales or junkyards.
This is the reason why we pride ourselves at fleamarketinsiders.com to research, review and only feature the best flea markets from around the world. From California to Singapore, through the best places in Europe and the US East Coast, we’ve reviewed more than 300 flea markets, vintage stores and antiques shops, and only kept the best for our blog.
But we didn’t stop here. We went the extra mile and created fleamapket.com, an interactive map featuring the world’s best flea markets. Finding a flea market near you that is actually worth the trip is at the core of Fleamapket’s mission. Our readers can easily find flea markets on the map or by browsing different categories, like foodie flea markets or geographic location.
One of the great features of fleamapket.com is that it lets you find a flea market near you easily. Here is how to proceed.
#1. Find a flea market near me: Go to fleamapket.com
Open a new tab or window in your current browser, and type www.fleamapket.com. You can alternatively click on the image below, and it will take you directly to the website.
#2. Find a Flea Market Near Me: Flea markets on a map
Once the page has loaded, you will see a search bar. You can enter a specific location or just click the “Search” button. This will take you to a page with a map featuring hundreds of clustered markers (red circles). Each cluster features a figure that represents the accurate number of flea markets available in this region. If you click on a circle, the map will zoom in, revealing each flea market.
However, what we’re interested in here, is to discover the nearest flea markets to our current location, without having to manually zoom in on the map. This is possible thanks to the embedded Geolocation feature of fleamapket.com.
#3. Find a Flea Market Near Me: Enable Geolocation
Now, in order for fleamapket.com to show you the list of flea markets near you, you need to enable the geolocation feature in the map. In order to do so, you just have to click the “Enable Geolocation” icon located on the left-hand-side of the map, below the +/- (zoom in/out signs).
Once you’ve clicked on the “Enable Geolocation” icon on the map, your web browser (Firefox, Chrome or IE) will ask your permission to share your location with fleamapket.com. Simply click the “Share Location” button for a one-time sharing.
#4. Find a Flea Market Near Me: Showing my location
After you have shared your location with fleamapket.com, the map will zoom in on your current location. You can zoom on the map by using the + and – buttons located on the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. If you are using a smartphone or tablet, you can pinch the screen to zoom, or scroll.
Voilà, you won’t need Google anymore to help you answer the query “flea markets near me”. The list of flea markets on fleamapket.com is updated on a regular basis, with dozens of new venues each week. If there is a venue you think is missing, please let us know, and we’ll add it if it is up to the above-mentioned standards.
A Great Day At The Flea Market Starts With The Gear You Pack
Last but not least, remember that a great day at the flea market often starts with getting a few things right. Among others, the gear you pack. Carrying the right equipment really helps go the extra mile when your “competitors” will be giving up and heading home. From your local flea market to massive antique fairs and antique Extravaganzas, there are a few things you’ll never be able to live without once you’ve tested them. We’ve made a list on our Amazon shop of 60 items that can potentialy make the life of flea market shoppers easier!