Founded in 1905, the city of Richmond in California is part of the eastern San Francisco Bay Area. As a result, you can expect many of the signature elements here that the Bay Area has come to represent, such as sun, surf, and pretty white sand.
That said, with a population of just over 100,000 residents, Richmond still has a more laid back feel to it than some of the other cities in the Bay Area, and as such this can be a great place to explore if you are looking for a more intimate and relaxed trip to this part of the world.
Richmond was famous in the United States during the Second World War as a result of its nautical history, with many war ships being built in the shipyards here. Nowadays you will see relics of this proud past, as well as a continued revival, deep commitment and love of the sea along the legendary shoreline of this area.
Lets explore the best things to do in Richmond:
1. Richmond Bay Trail
One of the premium attractions in the area, the Richmond Bay Trail makes up part of what will be a 500 mile section of trails in the Bay Area that will stretch past San Pablo and San Francisco. The trails that skirt along Richmond Bay have stunning views and are a great choice if you want to get in some hiking while you are in the area. The Richmond Bay Trail is also a favorite with bikers, so you can also take in the breathtaking landscape in that way if you prefer. Whatever you choose to do, make sure to bring your camera to capture the stunning scenery here, as you will be treated to panoramic views over the bay.