Richmond, CA, USA

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Richmond, CA, USA

Richmond vacation rentals

Ride out to Richmond

You certainly won't regret the Amtrak ride out to Richmond. Nestled on the northern side of the Bay Area, the city's been working hard to shed its gritty rep. Here, salty breezes roll across San Pablo Bay and the coastal mountains poke above the horizon, all linked by the meanders of the San Francisco Bay Trail. Richmond vacation rentals are also perfectly placed for exploring the maritime exhibits aboard the USS Red Oak Victory, not to mention the small-town delights of Point Richmond _ think quirky shopping boutiques and barista-led coffee joints.

Richmond leads the East Bay

The district of Point Richmond is always touted as one of the liveliest enclaves of the East Bay area. You'll only need to sip a few sangrias and let loose in the annual Point Richmond Music Festival during the summertime to see why _ you'll hear everything from classic Bakersfield to Chicago jazz there. Then there are the weekly farmer's markets to shop through, and the local coffee shops to enjoy. Of course, excursions across the water to palm-peppered San Rafael, and trips to the wineries of Napa, are also both on the menu.

Discover maritime history in Richmond

There are few cities in the San Francisco Bay Area that can summon as much maritime history as Richmond. Make a jaunt down to the hulking steel shell of the USS Red Oak Victory to start your trip on the seas. Now a museum, the formidable frigate stands atop the famous Richmond Shipyards and the Rosie the Riveter and World War II Home Front National Historical Park, where thousands of naval vessels were crafted during the tumultuous years of the 1940s. You're also likely to get great views of the bay from Point Pinole and the Miller/Knox Lagoon parks.

Spring to Richmond and fall for the Bay Area

Richmond vacation rentals fill up to bursting during the hot summer months of June and July, when countless visitors come to tour Napa's wineries or see the big sights of San Fran. That's why it's much better to plan your vacation to this corner of northern California during the spring or fall. Not only can you expect better rates on houses and rentals then, but the weather is also excellent in the months of May, September, and October _ think sunny, dry days, not to mention oodles of wine festivals around the Central Valley.

Richmond is the heart of East Bay

Although Richmond vacation rentals are connected to big San Francisco by metro links and motorways aplenty, they can often feel far more submerged in California's natural side. That might be because the rugged rises of the Berkeley and Briones hills begin here in earnest, peaking up in rolling highland meadows and clusters of grazing pastures. The closest place to town to really get a taste of the Cali hinterland is the Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, which has laurel trees, oak forests, mud tracks, and prowling coyotes alike.