The charming city of Antioch is part of the East Bay San Francisco area and enjoys prime position sitting on the San Joaquin River. Antioch is known as the gateway to the California Delta which is also the section where the San Joaquin and the Sacramento Rivers join before flowing into the Pacific Ocean. As a result, you can expect some gorgeous vistas over the waterways around Antioch as well as picturesque scenery in this part of Contra Costa County, which has long had a tradition of agriculture due to the abundant and fertile lands in the area.
Just an hour outside of neighboring San Francisco, Antioch is often said to be one of the best places to live in the East Bay area thanks to its waterside location, abundance of greenery, and interesting history.
Lets explore the best things to do in Antioch:
1. Mangini Museum Agricultural Museum
Antioch is known for its tradition of agriculture, and with that in mind a visit to this farm and museum is a must-do activity for anyone wanting to know more about the history. The farm and museum first opened in 1998 and takes visitors back to a time when Antioch and the wider Contra Costa County were made up of sprawling ranches and farmland. At the farm you will find verdant gardens to walk through as well as a classroom where you can learn about food nutrition and the philosophy of how to live off the land. As this is a working farm you will also find agricultural equipment on display, including period artifacts and other historical items of interest.