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Getting around Walnut Creek CA
Getting Around Walnut Creek

Getting around Walnut Creek is a pretty easy. Most residents and visitors choose to travel by car because it is the easiest and fastest way to get around, there are several methods of getting around the city, from public transportation to walking to biking.

Driving
If you are choosing to travel by car, you should know that the easiest ways to get around and in and out of the city is by the Interstate 680 and Highway 24, which travel right through Walnut Creek. These routes can help you reach Oakland and even San Francisco if you’re going out of town. However, when you’re in town, you can quickly drive anywhere on surface streets. Just be careful of pedestrians, especially around downtown. When looking to park, there are multiple garages run by the city and by malls. The mall garages will validate, while city garages charge. Garages are on Locust, South Locust and Broadway streets. You can also park on the street, but many street meters cost the same amount as the garages.

Visitors who aren’t bringing their own car can consider renting or using taxis. Try these companies:

Yellow Cab of Walnut Creek
1517 2nd Ave., Walnut Creek, CA 94597
(925) 934-1234
Website: www.contracostayellowcab.com

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
2679 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
(925) 210-9550 ‎
Website: www.enterprise.com

Public Transportation
For traveling to and from Walnut Creek, the BART is a great option for those who want to forgo driving through the city. If you’re looking to see downtown and shop, there is a free shuttle that runs between the BART station and a number of downtown stops. There is also a County Connection bus line, which can get you around Contra Costa County. And of course you can also go anywhere on foot, which isn’t hard if you’re downtown. However, if you plan on traveling a little farther, you might want to try alternative transportation.

Bicycle
With a number of trails throughout the county and city of Walnut Creek, bicycling is a very good and healthy way to get around. The Iron Horse Trail bisects the city from north to south, putting you near many of the stores, businesses, strip malls and suburban homes in the city. There are also a variety of trails and paths around the city, making biking an effective way of traveling around Walnut Creek without a car. For the best way to bike around the area, try an innovative mapping system that tells you how to get from point A to point B by bike trail.

Other methods of getting into Walnut Creek
If car, foot or bicycle just doesn’t do it for you, there are a few other ways to get around the area and in and out of Walnut Creek. If you want to come by boat, there are marinas nearby in Berkeley, Oakland and Martinez. From there it is a short way to Walnut Creek, cutting down on driving costs or peddling time.

If you want to fly, the neighboring city of Concord has Buchanan Field as its airport. This would allow you to fly in on a private plane.