Antioch is one of the smaller cities in California's Bay Area, making it the ideal base from which to explore the area while avoiding the hustle and bustle of the larger cities. Take a tour at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve to get an insight into the coal-mining history of the city, then rent a car in Antioch CA, and check out the rest of the beautiful Bay Area.
Driving In and Around Antioch
The closest major city to Antioch is Oakland, and it's a great place to spend some time. After disembarking from your flight to Oakland, it's a 45-mile drive to Antioch. You can pick up rental cars in Antioch CA, or at the airport. Oakland take its name from the oak trees that abound in the city, and it's centered around the lovely Lake Merritt, making it an excellent place to walk around and take it easy. Other attractions include the Oakland Museum of California, which holds an extensive collection of local exhibits, and the USS Potomac, a former presidential yacht. The jewel of the Bay Area is San Francisco, across the bay from Oakland. A visit to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is a must, as is a spooky evening tour of the old prison of Alcatraz. The capital of California, Sacramento, is an hour's drive in the other direction, and it's the site of the California State Capital, and Sutter's Fort, the oldest restored fort in the country. Car rentals in Antioch CA give you access to all this and many more of Northern California's best attractions.
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