Here’s The Perfect Weekend Itinerary If You Love Exploring Southern California’s Best Antique Stores
Pomona, California is an antique lover’s dream. Full of dozens of shops filled with trinkets and treasures from the past, this area is a blast to explore. This itinerary is perfect for your next weekend getaway. It lets you take a step back in time to get a feel for what the city has to offer you. Shop until you drop with breaks in between to eat and sleep. You’ll come home with a trunk full of vintage items that you can’t wait to show off to others.
Pomona Antique Mart is one of the country's oldest antique malls. It has over 80 stores inside and specializes in a variety of antique items, including classic cars.
The Antique Mart building was one of many five and dime stores established by Samuel Henry Kress. Built in 1927, it remains mostly the same. It's worth a visit because it's impossible to visit each booth and visit all vendors in a single day. It's a location you'll want to explore all weekend long.
Hunting for the perfect relic from the past is easy, with so many options to choose from in Pomona. The Antique Mart is a popular location for finding one-of-a-kind furniture, painting, and décor pieces.
It may be best for you to rent a moving truck if you plan on bringing home several large items with you. You'll have more than plenty of options to look at when you visit this location. It's visible in many films, including The Cat in the Hat Movie, because of its unique building and outstanding selection of antiques.
Funky Junk is night and day different from Pomona Antique Mart. The small building is a treasure trove waiting for you to discover.
If you like to avoid crowds and prefer a slower-paced picking experience, you'll want to make the drive to this charming location. Not only does it offer outstanding items to explore, but it's also easier to get around in a day. There's no need to spend more than one afternoon checking things out at this antique store.
Picking up unusual items isn't all that difficult at Funky Junk. It's a mix of old and new, handcrafted and machine-made relics.
Some items have been repurposed into furniture and other household items to display. Others are a testament to times past and serve as conversation pieces for you to keep in your home.
This Mid-Century Modern guesthouse is perfect for vintage enthusiasts with its sunshine yellow walls and furniture with clean lines. Featuring one bedroom with plenty of space to spread out and relax, the Airbnb is the ideal place to retreat after a long day of treasure hunting.
Refill your well with a homecooked meal in the kitchen or a long conversation outdoors after the sun goes down. Private access to the accommodation is available through instructions sent in the app. There is room for one guest vehicle on the property.
No antique shopping trip would be complete without a visit to Mr. D's Diner.
Featuring all the nostalgia from yesteryear and a crave-able menu, this spot lets you sink your teeth into items such as the Cowboy Burger with Angus beef, sauteed mushrooms, onion rings, American cheese, and BBQ sauce, a BLTA Sandwich with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado or the Chicken Fried Steak Dinner smothered in creamy gravy. Save room for a slice or two of the homemade pie because it isn't vacation if you're not indulgent.
The Massive Antique Store That’s Filled With Treasures awaits you.
If you can’t stop shopping for antiques, you might as well have the best time doing it. You’re sure to find a few exquisite items to bring home from you after a visit. Make sure to pack light, though, so you have more room to store your finds!
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