The perfect blend of quaint and cosmopolitan, Walnut Creek is all about experiencing the good life. Year round attractions and activities abound. Shopping, dining, the arts, and the outdoors feed your passion for fun and excitement. But even more, Walnut Creek is about mixing and matching and enjoying the variety that truly is the spice of life.

Outdoor shopping in Walnut CreekThings to do in Walnut Creek

Stroll the twinkling tree-lined walkways of downtown, or hop on the free trolley. Home to more than 200 boutiques and classic retail stores, many unique to Walnut Creek, the city has what you’re looking for – and then some! Known for its world class restaurants and dining options, Walnut Creek boasts more than 100 restaurants downtown and around the city, offering fine dining, ethnic cuisines, and family fare. Spend the morning shopping Broadway Plaza, then the afternoon decompressing at a spa. Enjoy a round of golf under sunny skies, then cool jazz and a dry martini under the stars. Nestled between Napa Valley and the foothills of Mount Diablo, Walnut Creek is a perfect overnight stay, even when you spend the day away.

With 22 parks, more than 2,700 acres of open space, and Mount Diablo State Park in the city’s backyard, Walnut Creek is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. In the spring, when waterfalls and wildflowers decorate the mountain, enjoy an early bird-watching hike on Mount Diablo, then a matinee at the Lesher Center for the Arts. Kick off summer in June at the wildly popular Walnut Creek Chamber Art & Wine Festival. Meet more than 50 species of live, wild native animals at the newly expanded Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Tour the world-renowned Ruth Bancroft Gardens. Enjoy the annual Chevron Family Theater Festival, a day-long festival of fun for visitors of all ages. In winter, put your skates on for the East Bay’s premier ice rink, Walnut Creek on Ice in Civic Park.

With so much to see and do in scenic, pedestrian-friendly Walnut Creek, you’ll need a change of clothes and comfy shoes!