One of my favorite Thrift Trips from the Bay Area is to the lovely seaside town of Pacific Grove in Monterey County. A two-hour drive will find you amidst stunning Monterey Bay and Ocean views and scores of thrift stores. There’s even the Red House Cafe http://www.redhousecafe.com on Lighthouse Avenue where you can enjoy a delicious bite to eat after some heavy thrifting. Or, if you’d prefer, try Peppers on Forest Avenue for a fresh-squeezed margarita and Mexican fare.
On a recent thrift trip there I found a pair of Italian patent leather boots for $20, a pair of window shades for $7.50 a piece and a remnant of some gorgeous fuscia velvet that I am (eventually) going to re-cover a couple of pillows with for the living room. Oh yeah, I also found a leather CD holder for 3 bucks. This town is thriftalicious!
Pacific Grove Thrift Stores:The Church Mouse 204 17th Ave Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (831) 375-0838 St. Vincent de Paul 214 Forest Avenue Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (831) 642-9387 Animal Welfare Benefit Shop 206 17th Street Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (831) 372-1650 Animal Friends Rescue Shop 160 Fountain Avenue Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (831) 333-0722 St. Mary’s Thrift Shop 12th & Central Avenues Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (831) 373-4443 American Cancer Society Discovery Shop 198 Country Club Gate Center Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (831) 372-0866 Second Chance Thrift Store 105 Central Avenue Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (831) 717-4479
And, while you’re in the area, check out these other local thrift stores:
Monterey Thrift StoresGoodwill 571 Lighthouse Avenue Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 649-6056 Community Thrift Shop 585 Lighthouse Avenue
Monterey, CA 93940(831) 373-3588
Seaside Thrift StoresGoodwill 729 Broadway Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 394-1212Monterey Peninsula Volunteer Services Thrift Shop 655 Broadway Avenue Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 394-5028St. Vincent De Paul Society Store 1269 Fremont Blvd. Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 899-2211Salvation Army Thrift Store 1850 Fremont Blvd. Seaside, CA 93955
Carmel Thrift StoresSPCA Thrift Store
Barnyard Shopping Village 26364 Carmel Rancho Lane
Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 422-4721 ext. 221 Yellow Brick Road Benefit Shop 26388 Carmel Rancho Lane
Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 626-8480Joining Hands 26358 Carmel Rancho Ln., Ste. 1 Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 293-8140 What better reason do you need to get out on the road?