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Destination Third Thursday: Visit Richmond

By Ashley Bisek 05/21/2018

For May’s Destination Third Thursday, Visit California welcomed the Visit Richmond team. During their presentation, they dove into the rich history of the city –  along with all the ways it has changed and what all there is to explore. 

Richmond is located in the East Bay just 18 miles from the city of San Francisco, and its central location to freeways in all directions makes it a very easy place to visit.

There are 32 miles of shoreline in Richmond, including 13 museums and art centers, a getaway lighthouse B&B, breweries such as East Brother Brewing Company, and lots of world-class restaurants. 

The city of Richmond has its very own Rosie the Riveter Visitor Center, where travelers can explore the rich history of the World War II warfront. Each year,  an annual celebration serves as the popular Rosie Rally, during which the city celebrates its heritage and dresses up in unique Rosie the Riveter costumes.

Richmond is also home to The SS Red Oak Victory ship, the last surviving ship built in the Kaiser Richmond Shipyards during World War II. Today it serves as a monument to those who worked in the war-related industries and is now an event space for dances, dining and other special celebrations. 

Many innovative companies discovered this destination as the perfect spot for distribution because of the easy access to freeways. Whole Foods and Amazon are just some of the big-name companies who have distribution centers in the city. The revitalization of Downtown Richmond, along with numerous other top companies moving in, is increasing the popularity and appeal of Richmond real estate. 

The Visit Richmond team describes the city as a rising star in the East Bay — a claim that was certainly proved true with all there is to explore in this waterfront destination.

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