After a few days in the beautiful Carmel Valley, we decided to pass by San Francisco for two nights just to break the trip before we head on to our next wine destination, Napa Valley.
On our way to the city, some friends who live in the Bay Area suggested that we make a pit stop in Treasure Island as there was an ongoing Flea Market that weekend. Treasure Island is technically a “man-made island”, located right in the heart of San Francisco Bay. This is a huge outdoor park that is dedicated to support local artists and entrepreneurs.
The Treasure Island Flea Market is a monthly event that happens every last weekend of the month. This has become one of the Bay Area’s hallmarks, gathering the biggest number of collectors, artists, designers and (my favorite) food trucks! They also hold night markets, concerts and music festivals here on given times.
On the day we were there, we had a great time choosing from different food trucks and other local food start-ups selling some of the simplest but delicious gourmet meals. My favorites were the : Indian Street Food and Harvey’s Gourmet Mini Donuts!
The kids in this trip also had fun setting up their own picnic tent!
There were so many things to do but so little time. The kiddos didn’t want to leave this place. They enjoyed riding the pony, petting farm animals, jumping on the trampoline and running around the huge lawn with the cool breeze.
The best part about making this quick stop at Treasure Island? Because we were blessed with a clear day, we had a panoramic view of downtown San Francisco, the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. Yes even for a brief moment, it seemed like the whole world was just right there in front of us! 🙂
If you plan to visit San Francisco anytime soon, do make it a point to visit Treasure Island. The kids will have fun and the grown-ups will enjoy discovering gourmet food trucks and uncovering antiques from the flea market!
Avenue of the Palms, San Francisco