Steps to the best towns in US to go antiquing

Written By Steps To Faculty Published September 7th, 2010

America is full of wonderful towns that host great antiquing expeditions each year. If you are an antique enthusiast you are probably looking to travel to some of the best spots across the nation to find great deals on antiques. The following list are the best towns in the USA that offer great deals on antiques in addition to wonderful sightseeing opportunities and great Americana culture. Take a look.

Step 1 Stay in Kent, Connecticut

Rich in New England culture, this small town of less than 4,000 residents is home to the best antique malls in the entire New England area. At the antique mall located in the center of town you can find valuable antiques that date back two hundred years. Each year in October you can also enjoy the scenic fall foliage while trading antiques for a pretty penny. Old letters, lamps, furniture, and paintings are the most traded antiques in Kent. You can also visit the nearby Stamford Antique Center ( for even more vendors.

Step 2 Visit Hill Country, Texas

Texas Hill Country is at the heart of the grand state of Texas and boasts 51 towns including Boerne, Marble Falls, and Fredericksburg. Texas Hill Country is also home to over 100 antique shows and nearly 150 antique stores.Long running antique shows held by the Hill Country’s Visitor Association include the Boerne Optimist Hill country Antiques show every February and the Confort Village Fall Antiques Expose. Both shows host over 100 booths each year, which is a dream for antique lovers.

Step 3 Go North

Michigan state is home to some of the largest antique markets in the United States. The Ann Arbor Antique Show ( 850-984-0122) that runs from April to October every year has of 400 dealers ready to help you get great bargains. The Allegan Antique market, which can be found at, has 300 dealers and runs through September each year. The Allen Antique Barn ( and the Blissfield Antique Market ( are also huge antique markets in Michigan that offer great dining and antique shows year round for only a $5 entrance fee.

Step 4 Think West

California is home to hundreds of popular antique shows including the Long Beach Antique Market (, the Old Cracker Factory Antique Mall in San Diego, and Pavillion Antiques ( in San Anselmo. Over 1000 vendor and antique bargain hunters attend these year round events.

Step 5 Enjoy Florida sunshine

Florida is home to Renningers ( the nation’s largest antique market which stretches for miles on highway 17-92 in Mt. Dora through Orlando. You can also find great antiques at St. Augustine’s Antiquing (

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