The 10 Best Things to Do in Point Richmond, United States

January 31, 2018 Roseanne Arnett

Discover the best top things to do in Point Richmond, United States including Golden Gate Bridge, Tilden Regional Park, Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry, East Brother Beer Company, Alcatraz Island, Point Isabel, Golden State Model Railroad Museum, Cable Cars, San Francisco Bay Sailing.
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1. Golden Gate Bridge

Lincoln Boulevard, near Doyle Drive and Fort Point, San Francisco, CA 94129 +1 415-921-5858
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Golden Gate Bridge

Stretching 4,200 feet and towering as high as a 65-story building, this well-known bridge is the gateway to San Francisco.

Reviewed By Michele S - Phoenix, Arizona

The Golden Gate Bridge is definitely worth seeing but I didn't find it spectacular. It is a very well known landmark of San Francisco, so if you are visiting San Francisco, it is worth seeing to say that you have been there and done that.

2. Tilden Regional Park

entrances at Wildcat Canyon Rd & Grizzly Peak Blvd, Berkeley, CA 94701 +1 510-562-7275
Excellent
73%
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4.5 based on 478 reviews

Tilden Regional Park

Tilden is one of Berkeley's oldest and most popular parks that offers a variety of family-fun activities like pony rides and carousels.

Reviewed By Ninaad D - Dublin, California

We have visited Tilden Park several times in the past year. Our toddler loves riding the trains and we enjoy the nature walks. The train rides are fun for the entire family. The train models are very well designed and lot of fun to explore. Pack a picnic and enjoy the entire day here.

3. Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park

1401 Marina Way S, Suite B, Richmond, CA 94804-3723 +1 510-232-5050
Excellent
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5 based on 206 reviews

Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Wonderful museum with great displays and short films that tell the story. Coordinate your visit around a scheduled talk by Ranger Betty Soskin. She is a compelling and inspiring speaker who weaves past and present into her own riveting story. History comes alive and you will not be disappointed. At 96 years young, she is a national treasure!

4. Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry

21 Main St, Tiburon, CA 94920-2533 +1 415-435-2131
Excellent
66%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 121 reviews

Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry

Reviewed By Qualitypro3336 - Fremont, California

The Tiburon Ferry runs between Tiburon and Angel Island almost every hour. Please check their web site for current timings. It is a 15-20 minutes ride depending on the weather. The cost is $15 cash only for adults.

There are a few parking lots around the vicinity but the closer ones tend to fill up by 10 AM. It is suggested to take the first ferry at 10 AM to allow sufficient time to hike around the island before the sun gets too hot around 2 PM. There are a few restaurants near the ferry to charge your batteries before embarking for the island.
Bicycles may be taken on the ferry and is a good idea if you have one.

Angel island is a great outing for the entire family for the day.

5. East Brother Beer Company

1001 Canal Blvd, Unit C-2, Point Richmond, CA 94804-3533 +1 510-230-4081
Excellent
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5 based on 4 reviews

East Brother Beer Company

East Brother Beer Company is a production brewery and taproom nestled in Richmond, CA. Eventually, your ship comes in. East Brother Beer Co. was founded by two friends, Rob and Chris, after decades of seeing the brewery take shape in their minds. They’ve brewed countless beers in their day, and always found themselves returning, as inevitably as the tide, to classic styles executed with precision.

Reviewed By Colin C

This establishment has a fantastic staff, very warm and welcoming. They're very knowledgeable and accommodating. There are food trucks outside with amazing food and games to pass the time with good friends while enjoying fantastically brewed beer. Excellent selection allowing the avid brew taster to venture beyond the mundane. The atmosphere is open and airy with the echo of laughter from patrons truly enjoying their time together. I will be back for sure! Great job gents!

6. Alcatraz Island

Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122 +1 415-981-7625
Excellent
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Alcatraz Island

Park rangers conduct tours by recounting the prison's thrilling history along with intriguing anecdotes about Al Capone and other legendary figures that made a "home" here.

Reviewed By cohoman - Seattle

Wow. Excellent tour of Alcatraz. Exceeded my expectations. The free audio tour was awesome. The only negative was that you couldn't pause the audio tour device. Once you start the play button, it plays until the end. This was inconvenience because there were some times where you'd like to stay a little longer to look around at a specific area. Also, it can get crowded with everyone standing around at each location waiting for the audio tour to tell you to move to the next attraction spot.

After the audio tour you're free to roam around and see the entire island. My favorite was the recreation yard. Unfortunately, a lot of the old guard towers are gone now due to neglect.

I'd definitely like to do this again, maybe a guided tour or a night tour.

7. Point Isabel

2701 Isabel St, Richmond, CA 94804-5807 +1 888-327-2757
Excellent
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4.5 based on 79 reviews

Point Isabel

Park, great for dog walking and windsurf launches.

Reviewed By Gene G - Benicia, California

Point Isabel,,just West of 80 on Central,, has a great bike path up to the old Ford Plant,
the Best Dog Park, and windsurfing,, pretty great little place.

For instance today , it was 90 degrees in Benicia, and 70 degrees for a bike ride by the water from point Isabell up past the Richmond Marina

8. Golden State Model Railroad Museum

900A Dornan Dr, Point Richmond, CA 94801-4126 +1 510-234-4884
Excellent
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Golden State Model Railroad Museum

Reviewed By Rita B - Vallejo, California, United States

This non-profit museum is run by a group of model train enthusiasts who gladly answer questions. You are free to walk and look at your own pace. This group has created backdrops representing key railroad paths in California; these are as much fun to view as are the trains. It really looks like miniature California landscapes prepared to proper scale in relation to the trains. The named train towns, such as Martinez, include historical miniature buildings with people, plants & animals for the time period when trains were in their heyday in that city. There are two different gauge tracks layed out that run the length of this building so there are lots of details to view. For safety, the public is not allowed to touch any of the historical renderings. All scenery and functional components are created by the talented museum members. On Sundays the trains are running and there is a small entry fee. On other days entry is free.

9. Cable Cars

San Francisco, CA +1 800-531-7357
Excellent
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Cable Cars

Since 1873, cable cars have run up and down the hilly city, though after the 1950s, these cars have been kept in operation more out of historic nostalgia. Seventeen miles of track remain and have been deemed a historical landmark.

Reviewed By Alan B - Sunderland, United Kingdom

These iconic cable cars are a must if visiting San Francisco, either one journey and a weekly pass a great way to travel up some of those hills.

10. San Francisco Bay Sailing

1120 Brickyard Cove Rd, Point Richmond, CA 94801-4109 +1 510-235-4005
Excellent
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5 based on 4 reviews

San Francisco Bay Sailing

Reviewed By diana03 - northern Calif.

I recently sailed San Francisco Bay with Captain Chuck on his 35foot sloop, Quixote.
We had a fabulous Day from 10am to 5pm.Tthere were six of us altogether and we left Pt Richmond as the fog was clearing. We sailed to Angel Island where we stopped for lunch. After lunch and a quick trip through the history museum we continued sailing towards SAusalito and past the waterfront where there are many colorful houseboats.
Our Captain made sure we were all very comfortable and happy. Chuck let us drive the boat if we wanted to or just sit and watch the action and the sites if we wanted.
What a great way to spend the day.

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