Antioch California

Gateway To The Delta

Antioch is the Gateway to the Delta, located on the banks of the San Joaquin River in Northern California. Just off of Highway 4, in Contra Costa County.

With a population of over 100,000 people, the city has become the heart of Eastern Contra Costa County, offering a variety of employment, shopping and vast recreational activities.

Land remains plentiful and affordable, compared with other parts of the Bay Area. Retail and office space in typically leases for 20 to 30 percent less than comparable space in central Contra Costa County.

This city is one of the few Bay Area communities that offers affordable housing. There are a variety of house styles throughout the city, from condominiums to single family residences, priced for a variety of income levels.

The pace of development has spurred activity for financial and insurance institutions, contractors, and other types of service-oriented businesses. Increased development has created increased  employment in schools, hospitals and other local service sectors.

Antioch Marina

There’s always something to do in Antioch!

There really is something for everyone who lives, works and plays here!

The San Joaquin River

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The San Joaquin River

The city sits on the water, so what better way to see the city than by taking to the river and enjoying the views? Delta Discovery Cruises take visitors from the historical port continues on for a trip around the bay where you will get to see the marina and the city at its best. The cruises here are run all year round, so whenever you visit you can go for a spin and get a view of the best of the local seasons.

Lone Tree Golf Course & Event Center

Lone Tree Golf Course

The Lone Tree Golf Course & Event Center has large clubhouse that can host parties and special events such as Weddings, Business Meetings, Christmas Parties, Beer Tastings, Family Nights and Sunday Brunch just to name a few.

Those looking to take in a game of golf look no further than the Lone Tree Golf Course where you can enjoy an 18 hole public course. The greens here lie on the side of the Mount Diablo State Park and first opened in 1934. As well as traditional courses you can also expect sand based greens and there are gorgeous views to be had here if you happen to visit around sunset. Whatever your skill level, there are holes here to test all abilities, and visitors as well as residents are welcome to enjoy a game.

Lone Tree Golf Course & Event Center

El Campanil Theatre

El Campanil

El Campanil

El Campanil actually means ‘The Tower of Bells’ and is known for being a theater located in the historic downtown area of the city. The theater first opened its doors in 1928 and has hosted some famous names over the years including Debbie Reynolds and The Three Stooges. The theater has a capacity of over 1,000 spectators and there is a stage here where you can enjoy live performances, as well as a single screen cinema. Check the local listings to see what’s on when you are in town, or simply stroll by to get a look at this historical gem up close.

Lynn House Municipal Art Gallery

Lynn House Gallery

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Lynn House Gallery

The Lynn House Municipal Art Gallery is not to be missed if you love art. The house is dedicated to promoting the work of local artists, and with that in mind you can expect to find a range of rotating exhibits here that span a wide variety of periods and styles. If you want to know even more about the history of art in the area then you can take a guided tour of the gallery with one of the local staff.

 Antioch Historical Museum

Historical Museum

For those who want to know a little more about how this city got started, head over to the Historical Museum where you can learn all about the vibrant history of this part of the United States. At the museum you will find detailed exhibits that will fill you in on this city’s past incarnations, and there are collections of period memorabilia and antiques, as well as photographs, local stories, and other historical items of interest.

Black Diamond Coal Mines

Black Diamond Coal Mines

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Black Diamond Coal Mines

Black Diamond Coal Mines is a historical preserve which has quite an impressive history, dating from as far back as the 1860s. Mining was an important industry in this city’s past, so with that in mind, take in some of the history here on a tour of the preserve which spans over 3,000 acres of land. As well as being a spot of important historical significance, you can also enjoy the landscapes around the mines with a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking and swimming, and you can also bring a picnic here and take in the views.

Prewett Water Park

Prewett Water Park

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Prewett Water Park

For anyone wanting to cool off, a trip to the Prewett Water Park is not to be missed. The park was first opened in 1996, and now has five different pools for all different ages and levels of ability. There are slides that add to the fun of the water park as well as inflatable items and other water games, or if you prefer to stay on dry land then there is also a skate park located at the same venue.

Antioch Marina Complex

Antioch Marina

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If you want to rent a boat or catch a cruise you need to head to the Antioch Marina Complex which dates back to 1988. Here you will find a range of berths and boats and there are even yacht cruises which visitors can sign up for if you want to take in the scenery in style. For something a little more low-key you can rent a smaller craft and take to the water yourself.

Contra Loma Regional Park

Contra Loma Regional Park

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Contra Loma Regional Park

Contra Loma Regional Park spans over 700 acres in Contra Costa County and has an 80 acre reservoir. As such, visitors and residents alike flock here for the fishing opportunities in the reservoir which include an abundance of local species. There is also a swim lagoon at the reservoir which is open in the summer months and is fully life guarded so that you can swim in safety. Biking around the park is also popular, as is hiking.

 

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