Introduction to San Pablo, California
San Pablo, California, in Contra Costa county, is 1 miles N of Richmond, California (center to center) and 11 miles N of Oakland, California. The city is included in the Oakland metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 30,215 people lived in San Pablo.
San Pablo History
The original inhabitants of San Pablo were the Cuchiyun band of Ohlone, the indigenous people of Northern California. The Spaniards claimed it for their King during the late 1700s. This area was included in a grant that was given to Francisco Castro, a former soldier. The name of the grant was Rancho San Pablo, which was the basis for the city's present name.
San Pablo and nearby Attractions
- Alvarado Adobe
- Alcatraz Island
- Ferry Building Marketplace
- Aquarium of the Bay
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Tilden Park (Lake Anza)
Things To Do In San Pablo
San Pablo is located in the neighborhood of many world famous tourist spots. The city has an art gallery that hosts regular exhibitions of the works of local artists. There are great opportunities for dining and shopping. One can also visit the several parks in the city. The Alvarado Adobe and Blume Houses are historically significant and appeal to tourists.
San Pablo Transportation
The local airport is Metropoliatan Oakland International.
San Pablo Higher Education
Contra Costa College is the local institution for higher education.