Embraced for its mild Mediterranean climate and picture perfect setting at the foot of Mount Diablo, Walnut Creek offers a distinctive blend of urban flair, suburban grace and peaceful wilderness. With its central Bay Area location and easy access to BART and major roadways, Walnut Creek is your perfect getaway in San Francisco's East Bay for shopping, dining, the arts and the outdoors.
Shop Main Street's local boutiques and Broadway Plaza's upscale stores in downtown Walnut Creek, California. Stop for a glass of wine at a cozy sidewalk café or a milkshake at a local diner. Walnut Creek boasts more than 100 restaurants and nightclubs offering gourmet dining, ethnic cuisines and family fare. The highly acclaimed Lesher Center for the Arts is the East Bay destination for professional theater and nationally recognized dance, music, and entertainment.
Want the outdoors? Grab your boots or mountain bike and explore the region's incomparable beauty, with 105,000 acres of accessible open space and 520 miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Walk a round of golf, swim laps in the pool, or play a game of tennis at city-owned recreational facilities under Walnut Creek's sun-drenched skies. Come the holidays, lace up your skates and take in the dreamy magic of the East Bay's premier ice rink, Walnut Creek on Ice in Civic Park.