Every weekend in Sydney, Australia, the streets come alive with jewelry booths, food vendors, antique tents and artisans selling hand-crafted goods to thousands of passersby. From Paddington to the Rocks Market, the number of well-known street fairs can delight any traveler who is vacationing on a budget. Travelers can book a car in Sydney and hop from district to district in search of the best Aussie souvenirs.
At Paddington Market, more than 200 vendors have set up shop along the grounds of the historic Paddington Uniting Church for 38 years, selling a magnificent range of Australian-made products. Fashion items, flowers, food and paintings are some of the items that visitors will find on their adventure. The most recent "Stallholder of the Month," Maria Vantsos, has been a trader since 2006 and currently showcases her "Cubano" collection, a compilation of photographs that feature the extreme color palette of Cuban and Caribbean cultures. Travelers can find her work near the food court and playground area of the market.
After shopping at Paddington, Sydney tourists can see more of Australia, cruising over to Rocks, an open-air fair located on the lower end of George Street, open for business on Saturdays and Sundays. Featuring souvenirs, art, bath and body products and more, the fair may force travelers to purchase another suitcase to fit all of their new belongings.