Antioch is located in the East Bay San Francisco area. Mostly known for its residential communities affording access to jobs in the region, Antioch hotels are minimal as of this writing.
The city provides great access to a variety of nearby attractions, places to visit, and things to do. Antioch is at the banks of the San Joaquin River, and serves as a Gateway to the northern California Delta the point where the Sacramento and the San Joaquin Rivers come together and continue to the Pacific Ocean.
The Contra Costa County city of more than 100,000 people is considered among the most affordable East Bay San Francisco residential communities. Other Contra Costa cities such Orinda, Lafayette and Walnut Creek are considered among some of the best places to live in San Francisco area, but they aren't very affordable compared to Antioch, which is in the eastern portion of the county.
To get to San Francisco from Antioch takes about 60 minutes (on a good day) and is over 45 miles distance.
To get to San Francisco from Orinda takes about 25 minutes (good day) and is approx. 18 miles.
Antioch things to see and do:
Contra Costa County Fair & Fairgrounds includes the annual county fair held usually several days in early June, and a fall fair in November. contracostafair.com
Mangini Museum Agricultural Museum is a year-round farm operates, offering tours. Opened in the summer of 1998, the museum pays homage to the days when Contra Costa County was mostly farms and ranches. A classroom and garden were added and an educational program was launched, now serving local youth. Agriculture, food, nutrition, and the environment are examined with hands-on learning. Questions such as where does food come from, how does it arrive at your dinner table, and how does food nourish us are of special interest in the program. Historical farm equipment is on display at this special learning place. 1201 W. 10th Street Antioch, CA 94509 Phone: 925-776-4295
Delta Discovery Cruises leaves port at Antioch and offers year-round boat cruises visitors can enjoy. Their locations include Antioch, 5 Marina Plaza, Antioch, CA. deltadiscoverycruises.com
Delta Bowl offers America's favorite indoor sport. Location: 3300 Delta Fair Blvd. Antioch, CA 94509-4003 Phone: (925) 757-5424
Somersville Towne Center & Farmer's Market - Farmers Market is an
annual event that goes spring through mid-to-late. It is recognized as the best in locally-grown fruits and vegetables as Somersville
Towne Center brings the farm to Antioch. 2556 Somersville Road
Antioch, CA 94509, somersvilletownecenter.com
Antioch El Campanil - The historic downtown theater El Campanil Theatre opened its doors to the City of Antioch and the Diablo Valley on November 1, 1928. El Campanil (the tower of bells) is Spanish in both name and architecture and offered an audience chamber of approx. 1,100 seats, as well as a limited stage and back of the house areas to support vaudeville entertainment. El Campanil was also a single screen cinema. El Campanil Theatre past performers who stepped on to the stage at El Campanil Theatre included Roy Rogers with his Horse Trigger, Sally Rand - Fan Dancer, Edgar Bergen, Donald O'Connor, Ted Lewis, Al Jolson, The Three Stooges, Gene Autry, Debbie Reynolds, The Kingston Trio and The Limeliters. Location: 602 W. Second Street Antioch, Ca 94509 (925) 757-9500. elcampaniltheatre.com
Lynn House Municipal Art Gallery overlooks waterfront. 809 W. 1st Street, Antioch, CA
Antioch Historical Museum includes historic collection and information about the local past. 1500 W. Fourth Street Antioch, CA 94509 (925) 757-1326
Black Diamond Coal Mines, a historical preserve dating back to the 1860's spans 3,650 acres of history and offers recreational opportunities such as hiking, picnicking and swimming.
Prewett Water Park - 5 pools, 3 fun slides built in 1966, and a popular skate park. 4701 Lone Tree Way Antioch, CA 94531. ci.antioch.ca.us
Antioch Marina complex, pier The Marina is located at the foot of L Street at Marina Plaza . Berths are available for rent. The Antioch Marina, built in 1988, is located at the foot of "L" Street in Antioch. The Marina features berths from 24 to 70 feet with eighty-two covered berths between 32 and 50 feet. All berths are constructed of concrete, providing even floatation with clean smooth dock surfaces. Overnight visitors and yacht club cruises are welcome.
Lone Tree Golf Course - 18 hole public course. Lone Tree was built on open hillsides adjacent to Mount Diablo State Park in 1934 and 9 more holes were constructed in the early 1950's. In 1990 the majority of green complexes were transformed to sand based greens-- holes #12 and #15 are the only two greens that are from the original construction and require golfers to have sharp accuracy being the two smallest greens on the course. Lone Tree Golf Course and Event Center | 4800 Golf Course Rd. | Antioch, CA 94531. lonetreegolfcourse.com
Golf Club at Roddy Ranch 235 acres 18 hole hills & canyons
Macy's, Target, Old Navy, Lowes, Costco, Walmart, Staples
Dine at chain restaurants: Applebee's Chili's, Mimi's
Popular events include:
4th of July Float & Boat Parade and Fireworks Show over the Delta
Free concerts in the park each summer