What to Do

It’s time to visit the California Delta! Whether you are looking for a day trip from San Francisco, a regular fishing spot, or you’re an out-of-state visitor who’s not sure where to go or what to do, we have something for you!

Summer in the California Delta means exploring the vast waterways by jet ski or kayak, floating leisurely on inner tubes, or catching a sunrise or sunset from the deck of a houseboat. Catch some Delta river crawdads, or better yet, hit up the summer festivals and events and enjoy some live and lively music.

The long winter months rewards fishermen with some of the best bass fishing around. This is also an ideal time to take a kayak cruise along the meandering waterways. Throughout the year, enjoy the treasures of the California Delta and find back-road adventures framed by beautiful 360-degree views.

With over hundreds of miles of navigable waterways the California Delta is a watersports paradise. It’s the perfect place to explore nature and the Delta’s unique landscapes, gain some serenity, and have a little fun. Come grab some California lifestyle.

Painting of the Sacramento River trees

Arts and Culture

Among the many attractions in the Delta are the museums that tell the stories of the people who first located this precious piece of California, and the galleries that expose visitors to the many ways in which local artists experience their home.

Flock of Sandhill crane gathering on Delta grounds

Bird Watching

Love our feathered friends? Then visit the California Delta! It’s home to hundreds of different bird species making it an amazing place for bird watching.

Bike riders riding in the Delta

Cycling

Cycling may be the next best thing to flying, and is a great way to get in touch with the nature that surrounds you. Set off on an adventure and explore the Delta on a bicycle…maybe even one built for two.

Group camping near picnic table in the Delta

Camping & RV Parks

The Delta region is a great place to bring the family for a camping trip, with many places to pitch a tent and spend the weekend on the water, fishing and relaxing!

Worker with strawberries in farm stands

Farm Stands

The Delta region is brimming with great produce and food that you can pick up at farmers’ markets or stop in at one of the family-friendly farms to pick your own!

Fisherman silhouettes during sunset

Fishing

The Delta is home to many different fish and a favorite place for fishermen and women, boys and girls to sit on the banks or the back of a boat and hopefully land that day’s dinner!

Hiking trail downward sloping in the Delta

Hiking

Connecting the communities of Concord, Bay Point, Pittsburg, Antioch and Oakley, the Delta de Anza Regional Trail provides an alternative transportation corridor and numerous recreation activities for the region.

Historical Photo of the river

History

It’s not only the rivers that define the California Delta, but the people who were an integral part of the region’s development.

Canada goose taking flight above Delta waters

Hunting

The Delta is a beautiful, welcoming location for hunting waterfowl. Favorite waterfowl include Green-winged teal, American wigeon, Aleutian canada goose, Northern shoveler, Snow goose, and mallard.

Wall art of a crawdad

Legacy Communities 

Find out what to do and where to go in each of the Delta Legacy Communities!

Dow Wetlands Preserve sign near posts

Parks

There are many ways to explore the Delta region — you can walk, bike, hike, kayak, boat, and paddle your own canoe! Many of the regional parks offer educational tours and interactive classes.

Sharing a glass of wine in the Delta

Picnics

The Delta’s many parks, landings, and scenic waterfronts make ideal picnicking locations. Arrive by car, foot, or boat to your perfect bit of tranquility.

Street view of Downtown Isleton

Shopping and Boutiques

From vintage finds to unique treasures, find out where to go for gifts, books, trinkets, and souvenirs.

Isleton town sign with directory of shops

Tours

There is a lot to see and do in the Delta – let someone else be your guide! Air conditioned vans, kayak excursions, and boat charters are at your call.

Boat out in the Delta waters

Water Recreation

Visit the California Delta for a boater’s paradise! Whether you like to cruise along in a kayak or canoe, watch the world from a steamboat or ferry, charter a cruise, or rent a jet ski, there are hundreds of miles of waterways to explore!

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