Antioch Things to Do
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It's hard to believe that anywhere in the East Bay area that there is a ghost town. Right outside of Antioch in the hills , coal was mined from 1860 until 1945. There were also three towns, Somersville, Nortonville, and Stewartville. The towns are gone, but the coal and sand mines are now part of the regional preserve. There are plenty of trails for hiking, passing through the old town sites and the mines. Tours are offered of the Hazel Atlas mine on weekends and holidays, March through November. The tour takes about an hour(if memory serves correctly), and make sure you bring a jacket! The cemetary on the hill is worth a look, too. Free maps are available at the park office and at the parking lot.Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
- Museum Visits
- Historical Travel
1605 Somersville Road, Antioch, CA, 94509
Good for: Solo
3210 Delta Fair Blvd, Antioch, California, 94509, United States
2436 Mahogany Way, Antioch, CA 94509
Good for: Couples
This seems to be one place in the bay area that never changes. The Riverview Lodge is located on the pier next to the fishing wharf in downtown Antioch. The food is great, and the view of the San Joaquin and Sacramento rivers is wonderful.
Favorite Dish: Try the deep fried clam strips and a glass of iced tea.
I doubt anyone would ever intentionally come to Antioch, but if you do happen to find your way out here be sure to stop by some of our antique shops. This one has to be my favourite because of quantity of rare finds. The entire 9,000 sq. feet are packed full of antique chairs, trunks, furniture, Beatles, paraphenalia, and various other collectibles.
What to buy: They have an unusually massive array of antique traveling trunks. They look great as coffee tables.
What to pay: negotiable
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