The Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial is near multiple cities in the east bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. Visitors meet at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, California, in order to be transported to the memorial. Martinez, California has lodging and food within walking distance of the John Muir NHS. Additionally, Concord, California is a short drive from the John Muir NHS. Concord, is a larger city with multiple choices for food and lodging.