Explore the City of Martinez, California

Explore the City of Martinez, California


Martinez is a city in the San Francisco Bay Area, and county seat of Contra Costa County, California. At the 2010 census the population was 35,824. Thanks to its large number of preserved old buildings and antique shops the city center is notable. Martinez is located in the San Francisco Bay Area on the southern shore of the Carquinez Strait, immediately facing downtown Benicia and the southeast end of Vallejo, California.

Martinez has excellent passenger rail service. On its Capitol Corridor line between Sacramento and San Jose, via Oakland, Amtrak has up to 30 departures every day as well as eight departures on the San Joaquins line between Emeryville and Bakersfield. The California Zephyr once-daily train running between Emeryville and Chicago also calls here. 1 Martinez station is located close to the city center at 601 Marina Vista Rd and is well served by local bus services.

Martinez is one of only two locations in the Bay Area, and the other is the Golden Gate Bridge, where the Bay Area Ridge Trail and the San Francisco Bay Trail intersect. The Bay Trail is a proposed recreational corridor that, when completed, will encircle bays in San Francisco and San Pablo with a 400-mile (640 km) continuous network of cycling and hiking trails. This would link the shoreline of all nine counties in the Bay Area, link 47 towns and cross the region’s main toll bridges including the Benicia–Martinez Bridge. To date, approximately 240 miles (390 km) of alignment— over half the ultimate length of the Bay Trail — have been completed. Ultimately, the Bay Area Ridge Trail will be a 500 + mile path connecting San Francisco Bay along the ridge tops, open to hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and other forms of outdoor enthusiasts. So far, more than 480 km (300 miles) of trail has been dedicated for use. The Iron Horse Regional Trail of the East Bay Regional Park District will join the Bay Trail along the coastline and connect the Contra Costa Canal Trail from Pleasant Hill to the south through the area.

Martinez has a moderate Mediterranean climate (Summers are warm and dry, with some morning fog during breezes at sea. The maritime effect is slightly less important than in other areas of the Bay Area that are closer to the Ocean, creating very high daytime levels relative to San Francisco and Oakland in summer. Nights are usually moderately cold, however, resulting in daytime highs of about 87 ° F (31 ° C) and nighttime lows of 55 ° F (13 ° C) between July and August. Winters are rainy and cold with occasional frost. Most of the town lies within a 9b USDA hardiness zone.

This amazing city is located near the following parks in Martinez, California:

  • Rankin Park
  • Golden Hills Park
  • Hidden Lakes Park
  • Hidden Valley Park
  • Holiday Highlands Park
  • John Muir Park
  • Mountain View Park
  • Nancy Boyd Park
  • Plaza Ignacio Park

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