(BLACK PR WIRE) – The San Francisco Bay - commonly known as the Bay Area – is one of California’s most renowned regions. In reality, the Bay Area is a thriving, diverse metropolis that extends far beyond the city limits of San Francisco. The inland city of Richmond is right in the heart of this community, offering scenic views of the water. There are many attractions for visitors of varied interests just within the city alone.
History buffs should visit the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park, which documents the efforts of ordinary civilian Americans who did their part to help the war effort. The museum also documents how the war sparked societal changes towards women’s roles, racial integration, and America’s transformation from an agricultural to an urban society.
The Richmond Museum of History tells the story of the region, starting with the native Ohlone people through the 20th century. Also crucial to the development of Richmond and the entire state of California is the railroad system. Train enthusiasts will enjoy the Golden State Model Railroad Museum, which features models of modern and historical trains and railway lines. For more history, you can take a walking tour through Point Richmond, a designated historic district.
Richmond has a number of parks throughout its shoreline which feature sculptural exhibits. Take a drive around the city, and you can catch murals and other artworks in the public view. For more art viewing, visit the Richmond Art Center.
Richmond has plenty for the environmental traveler. The Bay Area estuary attracts thousands of migratory birds each year, and it also attracts people interested in birding, hiking, biking and exploring nature trails.
For shopping, there is the Hilltop Mall, which carries major department stores, restaurants and national retailers. The Pacific East Shopping Mall is the place for Asian products and cuisine. If you desire to venture out further after seeing all Richmond has to offer, San Francisco, the Napa Valley and other Bay Area attractions are within driving distance. So look up Richmond for your next visit to the Golden State.