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Visitors to Walnut Creek CA

Families, singles and business owners all know that Walnut Creek is a great place to live, but it is also a desirable place to visit. Home to 66,000 residents, this little city is developed enough to provide something to do for a variety of different people and tastes, while still maintaining vast open spaces for outdoor activities.

From the high-end shopping and dining in Broadway Plaza and downtown Walnut Creek to the variety of hiking and biking trails in open space preserves, Walnut Creek activities cater to many types of people. The city is also home to one of the East Bay’s best farmers’ markets, as well as artistic and cultural opportunities, including the much-loved Art and Wine Festival that is held every June in Heather Farm Park. Other attractions in Walnut Creek are the Lesher Center for the Arts, the Shadelands Ranch Historical Museum and the Shadowbrook Winery. With so much variety, the city is great for the entire family.

With the Lindsay Wildlife Museum and Walnut Creek Library in the city and Jungle Fun Adventure just outside, your children have the chance to learn and have fun at the same time. You can even exercise and explore as a family in one of the many parks and open spaces. Take your kids on a bike ride or hike and experience nature while exercising. It will be a trip your family will never forget!

Home to the largest amount of city-owned-and-maintained open spaces in the county, Walnut Creek has several types of land to explore, from grasslands to wooded parks. And with mild weather throughout the year, these outdoor spaces can be enjoyed all year long. If you’re visiting from somewhere where it’s cold in the winter, this mild weather is a relief from the winter cold. With no snow and more sunny days that the nation average, you can come to Walnut Creek to golf, hike, camp and just relax during the colder months.

In addition, Walnut Creek is close to some other great cities, which means you can stay in Walnut Creek and take day trips to other places, such as Oakland, Vallejo or Napa. With Interstate 680 and Highway 24 running right through the city, you have easy access to many places and attractions in the nearby area, which host events through the entire year.

Walnut Creek has many places to stay during your visit, from luxurious hotels to more budget-friendly options. Providing families, couples, singles and business travelers comfortable lodging, these hotels include a variety of amenities, such as free Internet, pools, wine tastings and cozy restaurants. Most of Walnut Creek lodging is near the city’s best attractions, including downtown and Broadway Plaza.

When staying in Walnut Creek, the easiest way to get around is by car, whether you rent or take a taxi. However, there are a few options available to you. If you plan on sticking around your hotel, walking and biking are great options and environmentally friendly. There is also the BART for taking trips to nearby towns and cities.

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