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Address: CA
Activities: Sailing, Fishing
Description: A unique 1,000-mile waterway labyrinth fed by five major rivers, including...
A unique 1,000-mile waterway labyrinth fed by five major rivers, including the Sacramento River and the San Joaquin River. Popular boating, fishing and houseboating river.
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By car: Levees, a cable-ferry, amazing agricultural scenery -- Unique Wonder

Locals and tourists you must drive to the California Delta. From any direction head for Rio Vista (a good starting point). Take the Real McCoy II ferry across from Rio Vista to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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San Francisco
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291 reviews 291 reviews
117 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Locals and tourists you must drive to the California Delta. From any direction head for Rio Vista (a good starting point). Take the Real McCoy II ferry across from Rio Vista to Ryer Island, drive the levees, circle the island, then take the J-Mack cable-ferry across Steamboat Slough to Grant Island. From there aim for Isleton. There's still bit more... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Rent some jet skis, a little boat or a house boat, tool around, visit Lost Isle and pet a pig, meet people on other water crafts, enjoy the water, the many inlets and islands.. Always nice.

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Camino, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

A network of serene and lovely waterways connecting quaint little towns and marinas between Sacramento and the Suisun Bay area. We took a sunset drive heading south on 160 and it was one postcard scene after another. I hope to God this paradise isn't ruined by Governor Brown's proposed twin tunnels project.

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA
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111 reviews 111 reviews
43 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Check out the Delta Chamber of Commerce's web page and take the Delta loop by car. Many good restaurants in Ryde, Locke, Rio Vista, etc. If you have good boating skills, rent a skiff for the day or houseboat for the weekend, and get out on the water. Alternativley book a trip with one of the local '6-pack' charter fishing... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The Delta with over a thousand miles of Navigable waterways is a boater's and Sportsman's Paradise. Lots of places to explore, good places to eat, and fun to be had. Fishing for Striped Bass, Sturgeon, Black Bass, Salmon keep anglers busy all through the year. Boaters can find a wide variety of activities from water skiing to nature watching. Stretching... More 

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Sacramento, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

You can get to the Bay Area by driving through part of the Delta. Takes a little longer, but worth it. Stop in Locke, the old Chinese town, and have lunch at Al's Place (aka Al the Wop's). Famous for their steak sandwiches at lunch served with peanut butter and jelly for your bread. Try to put a dollar on... More 

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Washington, DC
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112 reviews 112 reviews
38 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Locke, CA is an historic town, built originally around 1915 by Chinese agricultural workers, passing through a phase of gambling and prostitution during Prohibition, and now a nascent art colony and historic site being preserved by a valiant band of local residents. This is authentic history of the American west and deserves to be widely visited.

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California Hot Springs, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Formed by the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers the Delta lies between Sacramento, Stockton and the San francisco Bay Area. The land lies mostly below the level of the rivers and sloughs, protected by the vast levee system. It is a boaters paradise - miles and miles of interconnecting waterways. there are also interesting drives - levee roads, old fashioned... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Not only do I go there ... I LIVE there. Best location to get away without a long trip. Friendly people and beautiful scenery. Can't beat it. Just ask the locals where to go when you stop at the fantastic wineries in Clarksburg. Miners Leap / The Old Sugar Mill / Bogle ( all within a couple of miles from... More 

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Sacramento, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

everything. History, waterscape, little towns, groves, wineries, birds, walking, driving, being on a boat.

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