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One of the best ways to get a feel for a destination is to check out the local flea market. It’s a great way to mingle with the locals … and you never know what you might find.

Of course, there are some well-known flea markets around the world, like the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and London’s famous Portobello Road.

But sometimes really unique experiences take place in out-of-the-way markets.

Check out the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, which is about 20 minutes from Waikiki.

A swap meet takes place three times a week, and it’s a great way to get away from the tourists.

The Tesuque Flea Market, outside of Santa Fe, is packed with artisans showcasing Southwestern works.

While plenty of tourists head to New York to shop, savvy travelers will head to the year-round Brooklyn Flea market.

The market features more than 100 vendors, plus scavenger hunts and public lectures.

And in the summertime, don’t miss out on a truly American experience: the world’s longest yard sale.

This event stretches across four states, from Gadsden, Alabama to West Unity, Ohio … covering a whopping 654 miles.

If you can’t find a bargain here, it’s time to go home.

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