Port Costa, CA has been on my bucket list for a few years now even though it’s only 45 minutes away from San Francisco. Port Costa in Contra Costa County isn’t even considered a town or village. Founded in 1879, it’s a census-designated place or small unincorporated community which was on the main route of the Transcontinental Railroad until a railroad bridge in Martinez replaced the Port Costa stop.
As you can see from the pictures, we went on a dreary day which makes me want to go back when it’s sunny and we can hike along the rolling hills. Despite the rain and mud, it was so cute! There’s a hotel, a biker bar and restaurant, and a handful of shops. Plus the Bull Valley Restaurant, which is amazing, has made Port Costa a popular culinary destination.
Have you been to Port Costa?
Any hidden gems in the Bay Area you’d like to share?