Martinez beckons with antiques, coffee, and hidden history.
Marilyn, Martinis, and Muir
Martinez’s Main Street is full of brag-worthy antiques, strong coffee, and award-winning beer. Want history? This Contra Costa city has ties to American icons like John Muir and Joe DiMaggio, not to mention some pretty fun local lore: It’s said to be the birthplace of the martini and home to a pack of London circus monkeys.Photos by by Lori Eanes