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Things to do in San Pablo Bay

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Other Great Outdoors
“This is a unique site where the Chinese fished for shrimp and is preserved and kept by The Friends of China Camp.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good Italian food, situated on Vallejo's scenic marina, deck is wonderful during nice weather, decent happy hour, moderate cost. Sports bar in the dining room, separate banquet/private event facilities available.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Elementary School
“As the first United States Naval installation on the west coast, Mare Island is a decommissioned Naval Base. You can now drive right on to the base! From canvas to coal to oil to nuclear power, from sailing ships to steamers to nuclear-powered submarines, Mare Island has played an important part in American, Naval, and Vallejo history. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Point Pinole Regional Shoreline features over 100 species of bird due to a myriad of habitats within its 2,315 acres. You can hike, ride a bicycle, horse riding & fishing. One trail leads to the pier, which gives you a spectacular bay view. A scenic place to visit.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Winery
“Located in a beautiful Colonial Revival Manion on the old Navy base. If it is wine tasting you want you should head to Sonoma or Napa, but if you are looking for a fun venue with easy going folks this is the spot. Vino Godfather hosts a great party with live music most weekends. Check the web site for details. 500 Walnut Ave, Vallejo.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Delicious breakfast and many options to choose from. Home cooked style breakfast in huge portions. Friendly staff and nice area at an affordable price.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“A close small quaint Neighborhood restaurant with delicious food, sports bar, and outdoor seating. Oysters, crab sandwiches, and fried chicken wings. You can walk on the trail at the park at the end of my street, or drive there. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“No-frills, casual dining at the historic Vallejo Waterfront, The Sardine Can is a local favorite among families. You'll have your pick from seafood dishes like fish n' chips and jambalaya to classic diner food like cheese burgers and grilled sandwiches.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“Because Vallejo has a long and rich maritime history the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation is a great place to learn all about it. Vallejo also houses the Cal Maritime Academy which is the only Maritime Academy on the West Coast.”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Enjoy the great food, great bay views and the quiet neighborhood. Serve lunch and dinner.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Bay Area locals come to Pinole for In-N-Out Burger. It's a fast food burger made fresh and the fries!!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Big grassy lawn area, small beach but no waves which is nice for little kids. Very pretty & great hiking right next to the beach in China Camp State Park.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Pear Street Bistro, Powder Keg, Outback Steakhouse, Applebees are all great nearby restaurants.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Nature
“Point Pinole Regional Shoreline features over 100 species of bird due to a myriad of habitats within its 2,315 acres. You can hike, ride a bicycle, horse riding & fishing. One trail leads to the pier, which gives you a spectacular bay view. A scenic place to visit.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“The best place to get a good cup of coffee in Pinole. They also offer a nice range of foods and other drinks. Open early at 6am during the weekday.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Good Italian food, situated on Vallejo's scenic marina, deck is wonderful during nice weather, decent happy hour, moderate cost. Sports bar in the dining room, separate banquet/private event facilities available.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Delicious breakfast and many options to choose from. Home cooked style breakfast in huge portions. Friendly staff and nice area at an affordable price.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“A close small quaint Neighborhood restaurant with delicious food, sports bar, and outdoor seating. Oysters, crab sandwiches, and fried chicken wings. You can walk on the trail at the park at the end of my street, or drive there. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“No-frills, casual dining at the historic Vallejo Waterfront, The Sardine Can is a local favorite among families. You'll have your pick from seafood dishes like fish n' chips and jambalaya to classic diner food like cheese burgers and grilled sandwiches.”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Enjoy the great food, great bay views and the quiet neighborhood. Serve lunch and dinner.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Bay Area locals come to Pinole for In-N-Out Burger. It's a fast food burger made fresh and the fries!!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Pear Street Bistro, Powder Keg, Outback Steakhouse, Applebees are all great nearby restaurants.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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