Top 10 Things to do in Richmond, United States

December 1, 2017 Harland Bartelt

Richmond (/ˈrɪtʃmənd/ RICH-mənd) is a city in western Contra Costa County, California, United States. The city was incorporated on August 7, 1905. Located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, Richmond borders the cities of San Pablo, Albany, El Cerrito and Pinole in addition to the unincorporated communities of North Richmond, Hasford Heights, Kensington, El Sobrante, Bayview-Montalvin Manor, Tara Hills, and East Richmond Heights, and for a short distance San Francisco on Red Rock Island in the San Francisco Bay. Richmond is one of two cities, the other being San Rafael, California, that sits on the shores of San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay simultaneously.
Restaurants in Richmond

1. 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!

2. Tilden Regional Park

entrances at Wildcat Canyon Rd & Grizzly Peak Blvd, Berkeley, CA 94701 +1 510-562-7275
Excellent
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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. 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!

4. 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

5. 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.

6. Golden State Model Railroad Museum

900A Dornan Dr, Point Richmond, CA 94801-4126 +1 510-234-4884
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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.

7. Omescape

5327 Jacuzzi St Ste 3H, Richmond, CA 94804-5832 +1 510-969-0899
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5 based on 85 reviews

Omescape

Trapped in a locked room with friends or strangers, can you find the secrets and escape? Time is running out, the clock is ticking, are you up for this 60-minute challenge? Featured in Wall Street Journal, OMESCAPE, the latest craze in Asia, is finally coming to the US, with its first store opening in Richmond, Bay Area in May 2014. Like us on Facebook and stay tuned.

Reviewed By Brent R - Windsor, Canada

I've done a lot of escape rooms and the one we did at OMescape was both challenging and had incredible technology to it. Really fun and difficult. I would recommend you do the easier rooms before working up to the harder ones as they are seriously difficult.

8. University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720 +1 510-642-6000
Excellent
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4.5 based on 796 reviews

University of California, Berkeley

California's most prestigious public university is the home of liberalism and revolution.

Reviewed By Nando T - Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela

As a university professor elsewhere I can really appreciate the environment at this academic campus. The educational quality of this institution is worldwide recognize and its location is definitely ideal: relatively small community (Berkeley) near a rather cosmopolitan city at large like the bay area.

9. Marina Bay Trail

Richmond Marina, Richmond, CA
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Marina Bay Trail

Reviewed By LovelyLMP - Point Richmond, California

The Marina Bay Trail is one of the best waterfront trails around! It's clean, wide, smooth with lots of wild flora and fauna. Eventually the Richmond Bay Trails will all connect and be a great outing for the fit and choosy. The only thing missing, imho, is a great cafe looking out on the views with simple, tasty food and great coffee, tea and fresh lemonade. Someone needs to take a look at what Bellingham, WA has achieved.

10. Tilden Park Little Farm

Central Park Dr, Berkeley, CA +1 888-327-2757
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4.5 based on 124 reviews

Tilden Park Little Farm

Reviewed By Kent S

This area of Tilden Park is a popular local gathering of young children and parents who enjoy seeing farm animals and feeding them. You need to bring "greens--celery works best or lettuce" to feed the cows, goats, sheep and horses. This is my grandson's (just turned 3 years) favorite place to visit and run around. The Tilden park area is vast and had several other areas to explore (train ride, carousel rides, nature hikes, botanical gardens). It's a wonderful area to spend several hours with your family.

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