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Experience Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek is a blend of clean, open space, a charming downtown, and an abundance of retail and restaurants. Nestled in the valley of Mount Diablo, the highest peak in the Bay Area, one can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities, culinary thrills, upscale shopping, live music, local beer and California’s oldest award-winning wine country. Visit Walnut Creek for a romantic getaway, girls weekend, mountain adventure or family trip, as you soak in the California sunshine.

Or take a drive to beautiful Walnut Creek and check in to one of the hotels in our collection. Three of your choices include the Renaissance Hotel, Embassy Suites by Hilton, and Walnut Creek Marriott. 

Once you’re all checked in, throw on your hiking boots for a glorious hike on Mt. Diablo.  Take in the fresh air and magnificent views while getting much-needed exercise. After the hike, the quick drive to Shadowbrook Winery is a pleasant one. Enjoy some wine tasting in an elegant indoor/outdoor setting stylishly laid out for optimum peace and tranquility.

Shadowbrook Winery

A Hotel Stay, a Beautiful Hike, and Wine-Tasting in Style

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One of the unique attractions in Walnut Creek is the Ruth Bancroft Garden. It’s a world-renowned 3.5-acre garden, housing a collection of succulents, and drought-tolerant plants from around the world. Take a tour of the garden and work up a thirst, then head over to Rotator Taproom to sample a wide array of brews or The Rooftop Restaurant & Bar or Teleferic Barcelona for your favorite cocktail or beverage.  The evening wouldn’t be complete without some retail therapy. Stroll Locust or Main Street for a variety of stores like Lululemon, Labels Luxury Consignment, Brandy Melville, or Broadway Plaza.  And if your feet ache after all that shopping and indulging, enjoy a well-deserved massage at Changes Salon & Day Spa or The Woodhouse Day Spa.  Leave your car at home and take the free Trolley Car up, down and all-around Downtown Walnut Creek.

Ruth Bancroft Garden

Community-run and beautiful year round

Outdoors, Signature Cocktail, and Food Galore!

Engage in dining from a wide array of culinary cultures in Walnut Creek. Your dining experience will be memorable as you “restaurant-hop” for appetizers, to main courses, to dessert, and end with a night cap. Map out your dining adventure with a complete list of downtown Walnut Creek restaurants.

Kick off the evening at Benvenuti Ristorante to try Walnut Creek’s signature cocktail, “The Calipolitan”. If Italian food isn’t your choice, head over to Bounty Hunter for your main course. For dessert, take a stroll over to Lottie’s Creamery to sample delicious flavors like Bourbon White Chocolate Crisp, Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet, and Vanilla Salted Almond Toffee. Our downtown is totally walkable with delights for your palate along the way. Bon appetit!


Drinks and Dining from the top

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We are looking forward to seeing you soon in
Walnut Creek Downtown.

Go Calipolitan!