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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Hercules.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Hercules ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is San Francisco. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the southwest of Hercules. San Francisco has a population of 884,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Oakland. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the south of Hercules and has a population of 425,000 people.

For comparison, Hercules has a population of 25,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Hercules and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Antioch   [Map]   111,674   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Berkeley   [Map]   122,324   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Concord   [Map]   129,783   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Daly City   [Map]   107,074   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   116,266   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Fremont   [Map]   234,962   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hayward   [Map]   160,500   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Richmond   [Map]   110,040   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
San Mateo   [Map]   104,748   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Santa Clara   [Map]   127,134   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Santa Rosa   [Map]   175,269   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sunnyvale   [Map]   153,656   S   46 miles [74 km]
Tracy   [Map]   90,889   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Vacaville   [Map]   100,032   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Vallejo   [Map]   122,105   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Atchison Village   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bayview   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Benicia   [Map]   28,343   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Crockett   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
East Richmond Heights   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Easter Hill Village   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
El Cerrito   [Map]   25,515   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
El Sobrante   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Guadalcanal Village   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pinole   [Map]   19,364   SW   Less than 2 miles
Port Costa   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Rodeo   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Rollingwood   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
San Pablo   [Map]   31,156   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Tara Hills   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]

For more communities neighboring Hercules, please visit our County-by-County Page for Hercules.

Contra Costa County ...

Hercules is located in Contra Costa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Contra Costa County: Alameda, Marin, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin & Solano. The western boundary of the county is on San Francisco Bay.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hercules ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Hercules.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hercules ...

Looking for more information about Hercules? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hercules, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hercules.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Hercules.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Hercules. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hercules. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of California

    California Tourism
    Parks for California

    Fishing in California
    Hunting in California

TripAdvisor Link for:

    California Statewide Tourism
    Hercules Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Hercules


National Park Service (NPS) sites in California

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in California

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in California

Airports Near Hercules ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Hercules.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Buchanan Fld.(CCR/KCCR)   [Map]   CCR   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Napa Co. Airport (APC/KAPC)   [Map]   APC   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gnoss Fld.(ICAO: KDVO)   [Map]   DVO   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Metro Oakland Intl. (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]   OAK   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Metro Oakland Intl.    [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Petaluma Muni.   [Map]   O69   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hayward Exec.(HWD/KHWD)   [Map]   HWD   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
San Francisco Intl. (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]   SFO   S   27 miles [43.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Hercules.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Hercules. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Metro Oakland Intl. (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]   OAK   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
San Francisco Intl. (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]   SFO   S   27 miles [43.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Metro Oakland Intl.    [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Sonoma Co. Airport (STS/KSTS)   [Map]   STS   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Sacramento Exec. (SAC/KSAC)   [Map]   SAC   NE   54 miles [86.9 km]
Stockton Metro Airport (SCK/KSCK)   [Map]   SCK   E   57 miles [91.7 km]
Sacramento Mather Airport (ICAO: KMHR)   [Map]   MHR   NE   65 miles [104.6 km]
Modesto City - Co. Airport (MOD/KMOD)   [Map]   MOD   ESE   77 miles [123.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Buchanan Fld.(CCR/KCCR)   [Map]   CCR   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Napa Co. Airport (APC/KAPC)   [Map]   APC   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gnoss Fld.(ICAO: KDVO)   [Map]   DVO   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Petaluma Muni.   [Map]   O69   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hayward Exec.(HWD/KHWD)   [Map]   HWD   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Nut Tree Airport(ICAO: KVCB)   [Map]   VCB   NNE   30 miles [48.3 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Metro Oakland Intl.   (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]
        Website for Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Francisco Intl.   (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]
        Website for San Francisco International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Mather Airport   (ICAO: KMHR)   [Map]
        Website for Sacramento Mather Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Modesto City - Co. Airport   (MOD/KMOD)   [Map]
        Website for Modesto City - County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Monterey Peninsula Airport   (MRY/KMRY)   [Map]
        Website for Monterey Peninsula Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Buchanan Fld.   (CCR/KCCR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Napa Co. Airport   (APC/KAPC)   [Map]
        Website for Napa County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gnoss Fld.   (ICAO: KDVO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hayward Exec.   (HWD/KHWD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nut Tree Airport   (ICAO: KVCB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.   (SJC/KSJC)   [Map]
        Website for Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Livermore Muni.   (ICAO: KLVK)   [Map]
        Website for Livermore Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Carlos Airport   (ICAO: KSQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Half Moon Bay Airport   (HAF/KHAF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Intl.   (SMF/KSMF)   [Map]
        Website for Sacramento International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fresno Yosemite Intl.   (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]
        Website for Fresno Yosemite International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Reno / Tahoe Intl.   (RNO/KRNO)   [Map]
        Website for Reno / Tahoe International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sonoma Co. Airport   (STS/KSTS)   [Map]
        Website for Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Exec.   (SAC/KSAC)   [Map]
        Website for Sacramento Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Stockton Metro Airport   (SCK/KSCK)   [Map]
        Website for Stockton Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of California

About Contra Costa County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hercules: www.ci.hercules.ca.us/

The official website for Contra Costa County: www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hercules.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Hercules. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hercules) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hercules. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hercules

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hercules. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0123, Longitude: -122.2828     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Hercules), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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