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San Pablo, CA

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San Pablo is nestled in the north end of Richmond, close to Berkeley, San Francisco, and beautiful San Pablo Bay. Without a doubt, people are drawn to the city's beautiful surroundings, with the bay to the northwest, the Berkeley Hills to the east, and a string of oceanside parks no more than a hop down the highway. Sunny weather and warm temperatures keep locals out and about at the San Pablo Farmer's Market, the Alvarado Adobe Museum, and more.

Getting Around in San Pablo, CA

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
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The average commuter time in San Pablo is:
10 to 14 minutes
Explore info about this city
  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.92%
  • 15.98%
  • 3.24%

Rich Local History

San Pablo draws on a rich history dating back to the early 1800s, when it was originally settled under a Spanish land grant. This mission land was later divided into multiple towns when Mexico claimed its independence from Spain. Deeper veins of local knowledge are at the Alvarado Adobe Museum, once the home of Mexican Governor Juan Alvarado. Locals and visitors all enjoy free admission to the museum whenever it is open. In addition to the Adobe Museum, the Blume House tells San Pablo's story on through the agricultural era of the 1940s, also with free admission.

San Pablo Farmers' Ma

Whether health conscious or just hungry for fresh food, San Pablo residents and folks from near and far can get their fill at the San Pablo Farmers’ Market. A wide variety of fruits and vegetables can be found on sale, not to mention plenty of baked goods and other ready-to-eat fare. There is something for everyone, with face painting for the kids, a live band for music lovers, and all sorts of arts and crafts. If you want to find the best of San Pablo, from smiling faces to great food, you need look no further.

Nearby Parks

There is almost no way to leave San Pablo without running square into the beautiful natural landscape of northern California. Locals can enjoy exceptional access to San Pablo Bay via Point San Pablo just to the west of the city. If the bay is somehow too small, then the Pacific Ocean and Mount Tamalpais State Park are a short trip down the highway. A range of parks extends up the coast from San Pablo, so any degree of wilderness desire can be easily met. Even closer to home are Muir Woods National Monument and Marin Island National Wildlife Refuge.