It’s night market season! If you’re from SoCal and you haven’t heard of the 626 Night Market or OC Night Market by now, it’s about time you learned about it!
The 626 Night Market is America’s first and largest night market specializing in food! There are over 200 vendors at every 626 Night Market and that includes food, drinks, retail, and more. You can learn more about it on their website.
Here are a few tips to help you navigate through the night market a little more smoothly!
1). BRING CASH!
Yes, they have ATM machines at the night market, but there’s a $4-5 fee for withdrawing money from it, so I would recommend coming with money in hand! Some vendors only accept cash, so bring enough for yourself!
2). BRING WATER
There are plenty of sweet drinks for you to try at the night market, but by the end of the night, you’re going to want water! Water bottles and reusable bottles are allowed at the night market and it’s always nice to stay hydrated. Bring your own so you don’t have to pay for an overpriced bottle of water.
3). BRING FRIENDS AND SPLIT UP!
You will inevitably end up waiting in more than one line to order your food and then wait to pick up your food. Split up amongst your friends in different lines so you can try a little bit of everything!
4). COME AT THE RIGHT TIME
The best time to come is right when they open at 4PM, or after 10PM to avoid the dinner rush. Tons of people start leaving around 10PM so the lines definitely clear up at that time. If you stay until closing, most food vendors start selling their stuff for cheaper so they can get rid of their food!
5). COME FOR THE FOOD, STAY FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT!
Depending on their main stage schedule, entertainment ranges from DJs to dancers to singers! They have carnival games where you can win stuffed animals and a ton of different stages bumping music!
Check out my quick vlog of when I stopped by the 626 Night Market: