Richmond is a beautiful city situated in Contra Costa County, California, United States of America. "The City of Pride and Purpose", as is often named, Richmond can also be found easily by travelers if they know it is located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The city is a suburb of San Francisco and surrounds San Pablo City and other unincorporated areas like North Richmond, El Sobrante and East Richmond Heights. Richmond has an area of 52 square miles and a population of 104.000 residents. Notable musicians that called Richmond home are Jason Becker, Peter Buck, Les Claypool and Gary Holt.
Top Attractions within Richmond
Point Richmond is a little village within the city, known for its charming aspect. The Point, as it is called by the locals, is filled with historical buildings, eateries and coffee shops. If you want to take a long walk through town, Point Richmond is the perfect area to do it.
San Rafael Bridge is a 5.5 miles bridge across San Pablo Bay. The bridge was built in 1957 and makes the connection between Contra Costa County and Marin County. It is also called "The Rollercoaster Bridge" because of its curves and bumps.
The Richmond Art Center was founded in the early 20th century by Hazel Salmi. The center provides arts education for the schools of Richmond and is one of the oldest art centers on the West Coast of the United States of America. Exhibitions include works of famous artists, but also those of local artists.
El Sol is a Mexican restaurant located in Richmond since 1982. This is a family owned and operated business. All the dishes are from the Mexican cuisine and are freshly made.
Portumex is another Latin restaurant you can visit in Richmond. Portumex is considered a legend of the city for years now, thanks to the great food it offers. The portions are large and the dishes of the Portugal and Mexican cuisine deserve every penny.