Have fun traveling to Richmond, California in your RV rental from RVshare! A beautiful city blessed with a very mild Mediterranean climate, the city of Richmond is a melting pot of numerous ethnic groups who were attracted to the city due to its climate, proximity to San Francisco and economic opportunities. The city was once a major industrial center but is slowly shifting its focus toward high technology and light industries although its major commercial players Chevron and Zeneca continue to expand their business in the city. The city is also known as the home of a number of species of animals. Its land and water are conducive for these species to thrive and steps are being taken to protect and preserve the natural habitats of the animals.
We are pretty sure that Richmond is not one of the places you would want to visit in the bay area so we have come up with a list of attractions in Richmond, which we think will prod you to visit in an RV rental Richmond CA!
Popular Tourist Attractions
Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park
A National Historic Park, Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park is a park dedicated to showcase the vital role the home front played during World War II most especially the role played by women and African-Americans in the war industries. In the visitor center of the park, you will find a number of permanent and temporary exhibits regarding the wartime industries and workers. It features a film showing which illustrates the home front battle. Your best option would be a guided tour so you can ask questions along the way. The Rosie the Riveter Memorial found in the park is a tribute to the “Rosies”, women who worked in the shipyards while their men where in the battlefields. Aside from the memorial, the park features the Ford Richmond Plant, Richmond Shipyards, SS Red Oak Victory, Kaiser Richmond Field Hospital, Atchison Village Housing Project, Maritime and Ruth Powers Child Development Centers and Lucretia Edwards Shoreline Park. The park is open daily from 10 am to 5 am except during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
SS Red Oak Victory
A US military Victory class cargo ship used during World War II, SS Red Oak Victory is a museum ship located in the National Historic Park. It was named after Red Oak, a tiny city in Iowa, which suffered a number of casualties not only during World War II, but in the Civil War as well. The ship is still undergoing restoration and has been turned into a museum. You can tour the ship and its compartments through a self-guided tour or a guided tour. It is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the history of the country and World War II. Aside from its historical significance, the ship plays hosts to events and is equipped with a theatre, a dance floor and a full kitchen. SS Red Oak Victory is open every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.
A 23-acre park at the west end of Central Avenue in Richmond, Point Isabel is the largest public off-leash dog parks in the country, with an estimate of over 500,000 dog visits annually. If you have dogs, you must visit this park with your dogs and enjoy the scenic views together. The park is quite fascinating as you get to see numerous dog breeds with their owners enjoying a walk or romping around. The park features Mudpuppy's Tub & Scrub, a dog washing and dog-specific retail shop facility and The Sit & Stay Café where you can have coffee while your dog enjoys some treats. The park is open from 5am to 10 pm.
Campgrounds and State/National Parks
Tradewinds RV Park of Vallejo
Located about 14 miles from Richmond, the Tradewinds RV Park of Vallejo is strategically located so you can visit the cities of Richmond, San Francisco and other numerous attractions that are just minutes away. It has 78 full hookup gravel sites with patios and room for slideouts. Amenities and services include wi-fi internet access and cable TV, game room, guest lounge, playground, horseshoes, laundry facilities, barbeque area and picnic tables, and restrooms and showers. Wal-Mart and other retails stores are nearby. The RV Park is open all year round.
Novato RV Park
The Novato RV Park is located in the city of Novato, about 23 miles from Richmond. The RV Park is situated at the foot of oak tree peppered hills where you can enjoy miles of walking trails. It is just minutes away from big cities yet far enough for you to enjoy some peace and quiet. It has 69 spaces, 49 of which are full hookup gravel sites with patios and room for slideouts. Amenities and services include a seasonal swimming pool, convenience store and deli, horseshoes, outdoor game area, wi-fi internet access and cable TV, restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, and RV supplies. Novato RV Park is open all year round.
One of you best options if you want to explore the city of Richmond, the Marin Park is only about 17 minutes from Richmond. It is a well-maintained, very clean and strategically located RV Park. You can take a day trip to Richmond, San Francisco and other attractions in the area and still have time to enjoy the peace and quiet the park offers at the ends of the day. It has 86 total spaces, 63 of which are full hookup gravel sites with room for slideouts. Amenities and services include a heated pool, wi-fi internet access and cable TV, laundry facilities, dump station, and restrooms and showers. You can enjoy Marin Park at any time of the year.
Spirit and Soul Festival
A celebration of Downtown Richmond, the Spirit and Soul Festival is a one-day event, which is open to the public. It features outdoor bazaars, sampling of a variety of beverages, delicious soul food, Mexican street food, Cajun/Creole specialty dishes, and heavenly cupcakes. Throughout the day, you will be treated with live entertainment and performances ranging from jazz hits to popular favorites. Dancing in the streets to the beat of the music is the highlight of the event. Come join the fun and put on your dancing shoes!
Juneteenth Family Day Parade & Festival
A celebration paying tribute to the African-American history and one of the largest parade and festival in California, the Juneteenth Family Day Parade & Festival is a one-day event that is much anticipated in Richmond. The event kicks off with a parade that runs through a 2-mile route where people from all over the country flock to watch the parade pass by. The event features a children’s area where kids enjoy their own activities a dance contest, a youth poetry slam, and numerous booths offering food, local vendors and health screening. One of the highlights of this event is the performances of a star-studded lineup of gospel, blues, R&B and hip-hop artists who perform in the two stages strategically located in the area. It is a fun-filled festival, which you, your friends or family will never forget.
A fascinating city with a very rich history and a variety of attractions, Richmond is a city that must be on top of your “must visit” cities in California. It is a special city, which will take days to explore. Have a safe trip to Richmond.
Safe travels from everyone here at RVshare in your rv rental Richmond California!