The richness and beauty of the East Bay area in San Francisco is largely due to the contributions made by culturally rich Antioch. The city is often referenced as the gateway to the California Delta. This is the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers meet before treading into the Pacific Ocean. The result? Mesmerizing and tranquil vistas above the waterways of the city and endless miles of breathtaking scenery.
Scenic views are plentiful but there are many other attractions for tourists to enjoy.
Here is a list of 5 great things to do while in Antioch:
Delta Discovery Cruises – there is no better way to enjoy the scenery than by way of a river cruise. The cruises travel along the river to show tourists the rich history of Antioch and proceeds to the marina and contemporary spaces of the city. Cruises are available year-round.
Antioch El Campanil – The Tower of Bells is the translated meaning of El Campanil. Located in historical downtown, the theater has played hosted some notable acts, such as The Three Stooges. Live performances and cinema presentations are among the shows to be enjoyed. Local listings reflect the schedule to accommodate tourists who want to take in a show or two while visiting.
Antioch Historical Museum – interested in the history of Antioch or just want to know everything about the city? This museum is a great place to start. There are detailed exhibits, antiques and local stories that give an up-close view of the city.
Black Diamond Coal Mines – the name itself sparks interest among tourists and residents alike. It is a historical preservation with depths of history, dating back to the mid-1800s. The landscaped area surrounding the mines provides spaces for hiking, swimming and picnics. The views are amazing and even more appealing in photographs that tourists can use for souvenirs.
Lynn House Municipal Art Gallery – art lovers dream meets reality inside the Lynn House Municipal Art Gallery. Art work of local artists are displayed here, which present a variety of styles, inspiration and periods. Staff is available to conduct guided tours by request.
When visiting Antioch California for a day or longer, you are sure to enjoy one of the many attractions the city has to offer.