Martinez is a small, cozy, historic town nestled between the Mount Diablo foothills and the Carquinez Straights.
Respecting its past but with an eye to the future, Martinez has modernized both its infrastructure and its downtown. The City opened an award-winning Facility in 2001 that has become a popular stop along the Amtrak line. It also completed a major restoration of Alhambra Creek that beautifies the downtown and has embarked on a program to make Martinez a cultural-historical attraction as the home of the John Muir Festival Center.
Martinez citizens of all ages continue to enjoy the outdoors. With 16 City parks and a Marina, there are plenty of recreational opportunities available to the public. The waterfront’s top-flight bocce ball courts are host to the nation’s largest bocce federation. Next door, the recently completed 10,000 square foot Skate Park offers an attraction for the youth of the entire region.
Martinez is filled with rich culture, a quaint historic feel, and many bustling small businesses . Come and find the hidden gem in California, and visit Martinez!