Antioch Wins Big in Best of the Delta 2018

By Sandra Kelly

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Antioch was honored in this year’s Best of the Delta.  The city received awards in the categories of recreational boating, museums, hiking, bird watching, and fine dining.  Winners were announced yesterday at  https://visitcadelta.com/best-of/  The award ceremony will take place at the California Delta Chambers mixer in Stockton on June 13.

The Antioch Marina won first place in the Best Public Launch Ramp category.  This dual-lane launch ramp with a separate small boat launch for kayaks and other non-motorized boats is available to residents and visitors to the Delta.  In keeping with the marina’s motto of “Best Deal on the Delta”, boaters can launch for five dollars, or purchase a yearly pass at the marina office for $100.  For more information, visit the Antioch Marina website at http://www.ci.antioch.ca.us/antioch-marina/ or call 925-779-6957.

From the marina, visitors can walk to the Dow Wetlands Preserve.  With over seven miles of trails through a variety of ecosystems, the Wetlands provides lots of opportunities to enjoy nature in Antioch.  The Dow Wetlands received Best of the Delta awards in the categories of Best Trail and Best Bird Watching.

The nearby Antioch Historical Museum was also honored by Best of the Delta, receiving a runner-up award in the museum category.  The museum offers visitors a trip back in time to Antioch’s past and features displays about the city’s riverfront heritage.  The Antioch Historical Museum is open to visitors Wednesday and Saturday afternoons from 1-4 p.m.

Also in Antioch, the Lone Tree Golf & Event Center was  runner-up for Best Brunch in the Delta.  The center’s Sunday champagne buffet brunch features live music and beautiful views between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.   Reservations are recommended.  Call 925-706-4233 to make your Sunday brunch reservations.

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