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Pittsburg (California)

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Pittsburg [1] is in the east part of Contra Costa County in the San Francisco Bay Area on the west edge of the San Francisco Bay Delta. The city was originally called New York Landing as the city founders envisioned that this city would become the "New York" of the west

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

By subway[edit]

B.A.R.T (Bay Area Rapid Transit) [2] is the Bay Area's subway system. Pittsburg has it's own station which can be accessed from San Francisco/Daly City, and Oakland with a direct connection from San Francisco International Airport. The MacArthur station in Oakland is used as a transfer station to reach Pittsburg. Those coming from all points west of MacArthur station and wish to proceed east to Rockridge and beyond to Pittsburg must transfer at MacArthur and follow the electronic marquee. Taxis can be taken from BART stations to any destination within the given city limits. Yellow Cab has a dominant presence in the Bay Area and the BART stations.

Get around[edit]

Tri_Delta Transit [3] is the public transit system of Pittsburg and through out East Contra Costa County. The bus has connections to shopping centers, downtown, malls and other points of interest.

The main east-west thoroughfare in Pittsburg is Leland Road which goes from Bay Point and the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART Station to Antioch where it becomes Delta Fair Boulevard. The minor east-west connections are Buchanan Road, 10th Street, E. 14th Street/Pittsburg-Antioch Highway, North Parkside Drive/Willow Pass Road and Power Avenue.

The main north-south thoroughfare in Pittsburg is Railroad Avenue which begins in Old Town (downtown) Pittsburg and becomes Kirker Pass Road uptown when crossing over Buchanan Road. The minor north-south connections are Bailey Road which goes into Concord, CA., on the south and ends in Bay Point on the north, Harbor Street, Loveridge Road, Crestview Drive and Somersville Road, which only a piece of it is part of Pittsburg, the remainder being in Antioch, CA.

The intersection of W. Leland Road and Railroad Avenue is considered the major intersection of Pittsburg.

By Taxi[edit]

Taxi service is available, but on a much reduced scale as compared to major cities. but you won't be able to hail a cab; it is necessary to call and arrange for a taxi to pick you up. Rates are fixed by city ordinance and do not vary among companies


See[edit][add listing]

  • Old Town Pittsburg, the downtown part is being redeveloped and business is returning to downtown alot of newer restaraunts and stores, some of the historic places are also being renovated


  • Pittsburg Post Dispatch Building, 515 Railroad Avenue, Pittsburg CA 94565 built in 1923
  • Bank of America Building, 420 Railroad Avenue, Pittsburg CA 94565 The First National Bank Building was designed by E.L. Norberg and built by G.H. Fields & Co. in 1921.
  • The Steelworker in Pittsburg Sculpture and Marker, dedicated to the history of the steelworker in Pittsburg
  • Stoneman Veterans Memorial Monument. Marks the location of Camp Stoneman which was a WW2 military Camp that served as a departure point for troops heading to the Pacific campaigns


  • Federal Relocation of Italians during World War 2 marker, (Marker is at the intersection of East 3rd Street and Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East 3rd Street.). From February 24, 1942 to October 12, 1942, nearly 1600 Italian residents of Pittsburg, California, having been declared “enemy aliens,” were unjustly banned from their homes, work and communities and forced to relocate elsewhere by the U.S

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Delta View Golf Course, 2232 Golf Club Road, +1 (925) 252-4080 (), [4]. The Delta View golf course is a municipal 18-hole, 6,317 yard course that, unsurprisingly given the name, overlooks the delta. The course is extremely hilly, offering a challenge for both novice golfers and the more experienced. There is also a single-deck, grass driving range for those who just want to practice. Green fees are $20 with a reservation on weekdays ($25 with no reservation) and $35 on weekends ($40 with no reservation). After 1PM green fees drop to $15 for those on foot, and $25 for those using carts..  edit
  • Small World Park, [5] 2551 Harbor Street, (925) 439-4879, A family atmosphere park has small rides and a great place to picnic, open April thru October each year
  • Pittsburg Marina, [6] A great place to launch boats has a 24 hour launch ramp open to public, chartered fishing is also available
  • Delta Discovery Cruises, [7] 925-252-9300, they cruise 7 days a week on the California Delta and the San Francisco Bay Area, they offer public and private cruises, htey offer many different types of cruises


  • Brenden Theaters, 4085 Century Blvd., (925) 706-1222. A 16 Screen Movie Theater opened in 1992 usually has decent prices and plenty of parking.

Sports[edit]

  • Los Medanos Mustangs, this is the local communty college where they play a number of sports

Events[edit]

  • Pittsburg Seafood Festival, [8] held annually its been going on for over 2 decades, alot of great food and fun, family atmosphere

Buy[edit][add listing]

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Las Panchitas, 1270 E Leland Rd, (925) 432-8226.  edit

444 Railroad Ave

  • La Veranda Ristorante Italiano, (925) 427-0444.  edit
  • Nation's Giant Hamburgers & Great Pies, 3789 Railroad Ave, (925) 432-3103.  edit
  • Mehran Restaurant, 3841 Railroad Ave, (925) 432-7500.  edit
  • New Mecca Cafe, 324 Railroad Ave, (925) 432-7433.  edit
  • Dad's BBQ, 785 Railroad Ave, (925) 439-1955.  edit

Fast Food[edit]

  • In-N-Out Burger, 4550 Delta Gateway Blvd.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • EJ Phair Brewing Company, 200 E 3rd St, (925) 252-9895.  edit


Coffehouses[edit]

  • Steeltown Coffee & Tea, [9], 695 Railroad Ave, (925) 432-0307 Known locally as having great coffee and tea has very comfortable leather chairs to sit and has alot of sunlight that comes from the two stories of windows.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Motel 6, 2101 Loveridge Road, +1 925 427-1600 (fax: +1 925 432-0739), [10].  edit

Get out[edit]

  • Concord - One of the largest cities in the East Bay, offering a variety of shopping and dining options.
  • Pleasant Hill - This neighboring city is primarily a typical family suburb, but it does offer options for food and shopping.


Routes through Pittsburg
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