"Industry in the Bay Area" Martinez by SteveOSF

Martinez Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 32 photos

Contra Costa County Seat

Martinez, located on the shore of the Carquinez Straight, is best known for the oil refineries that line Highway 680. However, Martinez is the County Seat of Costa County, one of the San Francisco Bay Area Counties. The downtown contains some historic buildings and is home to several antique shops and many restaurants.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Has a real downtown.
  • Cons:Very industrial.
  • In a nutshell:Laid back town in the East Bay.
  • Last visit to Martinez: Sep 2008
  • Intro Written Sep 17, 2008
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  • atufft's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2009 at 8:35 PM

    Martinez is also the chosen hometown for John Muir. I believe his mansion is there somewhere?

  • Ewingjr98's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2008 at 5:35 PM

    You provide lots of detail and great photos as usual!

  • Maria250's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2008 at 2:57 AM

    That's a GREAT Mothball Fleet Tour tip!! Contains awesome backround informations! Thanks for sharing!


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