“The Gateway to the Delta”
A beautiful small city with a population of over 100,000, Antioch, CA, is known as the Gateway to the Delta. Located on the banks of the San Joaquin River, Antioch is an excellent place to vacation when you want to spend time in Northern California. This city is where many people go to find not only affordable living, but also a Bay Area living experience that is cherished by those who enjoy the San Francisco Bay Area.
Antioch is one of the oldest towns in California, founded in 1850 by William and Joseph Smith, who originally named the town Smith’s Landing. Antioch was first founded because of the 1849 gold rush the year before which was bringing many hopeful settlers to that part of the state. Nine years later, a more valuable resource in the form of coal was found, and later there was even a discovery of copper in Antioch, CA. While these resources lasted for a while, eventually, Antioch developed into a suburb community for people who commuted to Oakland and San Francisco for employment. Today, it is a beautiful city filled with people who want to enjoy being in the San Francisco Bay Area, but want to remain in a smaller community.
Parks in Antioch
Antioch, CA, is home to 31 different parks, which cover 310 acres of land, but parks aren’t the only attractions that this city has to offer. There are regional parks that are perfect for a limo tour, including Contra Loma Regional Park, Antioch/Oakland Regional Shoreline, and Black Diamond Mines Regional Park. Taking a classic car to visit these beautiful parks is the perfect way to get to each one and visit them all in the same day.
Antioch, CA, Arts and Culture
Of course, Antioch doesn’t just have beautiful parks to visit when you are traveling through this welcoming town. Antioch, CA, is also home to many different avenues of art and culture that are perfect for a night out, or a day filled with the history and collections that represent the Bay Area and the people of Antioch. Visit the historical El Campanil Theater, which still hosts a number of traveling shows and performances including the ballet, live theater, and the symphony. If you are going to spend more time in Antioch, CA, then you should also check out the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch, which sponsors arts classes, festivals, and other community events that are perfect for renting a shuttle bus to get to with a large group.
The Antioch Historical Society Museum is run by the Antioch Historical Society, and is located in Riverview Union High School, the very first high school of Antioch. This museum is home to several moving historical exhibits, and offers tours of the grounds. If you are more interested in local Antioch, CA, art, then visit the Lynn House Gallery, which features local artists’ works. A historical venue that supports local artists, the Rivertown Art Center is an excellent choice for art and art classes.
Dining in Antioch
From delis to bakeries, Antioch, CA, is home to a wide assortment of different restaurants and other places to enjoy food. While there is a multitude of normal places to eat, such as major chains and family dining spots, there are also many different styles of restaurants to choose. Reflecting the melting pot mentality that California is famous for, Antioch is home to many different styles of ethnic cuisine, which are sure to fill your need to try something new.
When you are visiting the San Francisco Bay Area, or Oakland, CA, do not forget to visit Antioch, a small residential city outside these major metropolitan areas. If you are driving from the Oakland airport, or are going to be taking a tour of the beautiful parks in Antioch, CA, do not hesitate to call Nationwide Limousine Service at 1-800-339-8936 for all of your transportation needs.