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Things to Do in Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek thrives year round with fun attractions and unique things to do for adventure seekers, outdoor lovers, and those who are simply looking for a relaxing vacation. The Walnut Creek Marriott is conveniently located in the heart of Walnut Creek, making it easy for our guests to explore our lively city. Whether you prefer taking in unforgettable views of the picturesque Mount Diablo as you hike through the State Park or spending a day shopping at Broadway Shopping Plaza, Walnut Creek is bound to have an activity you will enjoy.

During your stay, take advantage of our complimentary hotel shuttle service and explore the very best Walnut Creek has to offer!

Thank you to our friends at Walnut Creek Convention and Visitors Bureau for letting us showcase the above image of Walnut Creek Downtown.

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Mount Diablo State Park

Mount Diablo State Park allows outdoor enthusiasts to explore the breathtaking Mount Diablo. The 20,000 acres of Mount Diablo State Park consist of a variety of trails for skill levels ranging from moderate to difficult. As you hike or bike through the park, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife of the Bay Area.

Insider Tip: Don't forget to stop by the Mitchell Canyon Interpretive Center during your visit to Mount Diablo State Park for wildlife and geology displays, souvenirs, and more!

Visit Mount Diablo State Park

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Broadway Plaza

Visitors and locals alike enjoy spending a day shopping at the 35+ specialty shops and restaurants at Broadway Plaza. Open seven days a week, the outdoor shopping plaza is the perfect place to find the newest addition to your wardrobe or a souvenir, or to enjoy a delicious meal. Broadway Shopping Plaza has been a valuable and popular attraction to the Walnut Creek community for over 60 years.

Insider Tip: If you're visiting Walnut Creek during the summer, be sure to check out the free summer concert series at Broadway Plaza.

Image courtesy of Walnut Creek Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Shop at Broadway Plaza

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Lesher Center for the Arts

Hosting over 900 productions and events each year, Lesher Center for the Arts is the premier Walnut Creek venue for the arts and entertainment. Whether you are looking to catch a show, event, musical, or performing arts production, you will be able to find it at the Lesher Center for the Arts. Their convenient downtown location makes it easy for visitors to enjoy a delicious meal before attending a show.

Insider Tip: Some Lesher Center for the Arts ticket purchases come with discounts at local restaurants! Be sure to check with the ticket office to see if you can receive a discount with your ticket.

Lesher Center Calendar

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Lindsay Wildlife Experience

Visit Lindsay Wildlife Experience to learn about more than 50 species of non-releasable native Californian animals. As the country's longest operating wildlife hospital, Lindsay Wildlife Experience takes in and cures injured animals. If you'd enjoy looking at and learning more about red tailed hawks, gray foxes, bald eagles, snakes, and more, be sure to head over to Lindsay Wildlife Experience.

Insider Tip: From feeding demonstrations to petting exhibits, Lindsay Wildlife Experience offers a variety of fun daily activities. Don't forget to check out the before you head over!

Lindsay Wildlife Experience

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Concord Pavilion

Located in Concord, CA, the Concord Pavilion has been hosting live entertainment in the Bay Area for over 30 years. The beautiful outdoor concert venue is situated up against the breathtaking backdrop of Mount Diablo. With a capacity of 12,500 people, the Concord Pavilion hosts a variety of mainstream musical artists each year for a great crowd.

Insider Tip: The Concord Pavilion parking lots usually open 1 ½ hours before show time, so be sure to get there early to avoid congestion.

See a Show at Concord Pavilion

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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord

With over 35 rides and paly areas, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord is a great way to spend a day in sun. You can enjoy thrill rides that will leave your heart racing or take a more leisurely approach to the water park and sit back in a cabana and enjoy this tropical themed paradise.

Insider Tip: As you enter the park, select a meeting space to head back to in case you get separated with your party.

Visit Hurricane Harbor


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