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“Fun day on Treasure Island/Flea Market”
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“Fun day on Treasure Island/Flea Market”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

If you haven't been there in a while, take some time to explore Treasure Island, but for an extra treat, do it on the last weekend of the month when the Flea Market is set up. The fee is only $3 and there is quite an interesting mix of used goods, but also many vendors with products you would see at a street fair. Some of my purchases today were from a great sock vendor and one selling homemade sweet potato/peach pies that were absolutely delicious. Some of the stalls were outside in front of the former airline terminal and others inside.

There were about 10 gourmet food trucks and our tika masala with garbanzo beans over rice from the Indian truck was delicious. There are several huge buildings that are wineries right there and all were offering tastings today. If you drive around the island there are signs to other wineries, such as Treasure Island wines and Fat Grape.

The view of the entire San Francisco bay with both bridges, coit tower, the pyramid building, Alcatraz was stunning as usual. There was even a cruise ship in port.

Visited March 2013
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“See the City by the Bay, From the Middle of the San Francisco Bay”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Here's a quick destination or a side trip, as you're crossing the Bay Bridge (both are left lane off ramps with an immediate sharp left turn). The lower flat area is the former Naval base and site of the 1939 Golden Gate Exposition. The views of SF are unparalleled.

Visited February 2013
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“Perfect Place for Scenic Photos”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

First time visited the Treasure Island because of the Dragon Boat Festival there, free admission, free parking and free crafts for kids and free entertainment all day long! We enjoyed the colorful dragon boat races, beautiful weather, clear sky. They also have good selection of international food vendor there, nice scenery, great view of Golden Gate Bridge - perfect spot for family photos!

Visited September 2012
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“Great place to take pictures of san Francisco and the buy bridge”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

We used to go over to treasure island when the base was still active. We would take a picnic lunch and sit by the water and enjoy the cool breeze and the beautiful views. This is a great place to take pictures of san Francisco, alcatraz and the bay bridge. Treasure island is a pretty place and very relaxing. They have a few wineries on the island now that offer tours. I would love to live over here.

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Arcata, California
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“Great views, fun flea market”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

We came over for the flea market. Lots of interesting stuff, but perhaps even better is the variety of food trucks. The doughnut truck was popular when we were there. Lots of inexpensive fusion cuisine.

The views from Treasure Island are outstanding. Standing there I can imagine my father as a child on this site at the 1939 World's Fair. Much has changed since that time, but the views of the Golden Gate, SF Bay, 7 the western span of the Bay Bridge remain the same.

Visited June 2012
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