The Orange County Market Place in Costa Mesa, the Golden West College Swap Meet in Huntington Beach and the Cypress College Swap Meet in Cypress are three good swap meets in southern California, according to the Orange County Register. Also, reviewers on Yelp.com highly rate the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena.
The Orange County Fairgrounds host the family-friendly Orange County Market Place each weekend. It offers shopping, entertainment and food, and as of 2016, the admission cost for adults is $2. The Golden West College Swap Meet meets each weekend in the college parking lot, and offers both new and used items, fresh produce, flowers, antiques and collectibles. The Cypress College Swap Meet opens on weekends in parking lot nine on the college campus. It hosts nearly 500 vendors selling both new and used goods. Admission for both college swap meets is free, as of 2016.
The Rose Bowl Flea Market opens at the stadium in Pasadena, California. It offers a wide selection of vendors selling all manner of items, along with a variety of food sellers. Admission ranges from $8 to $20, depending on entry time, as of 2016. Reviews on Yelp.com say that the market is full of great deals and offers a range of unique items from multiple eras. Others note that the parking is free, but to expect a day full of walking.