The only directory you need. Discover the best places to eat, see and do in the area. (You can thank us later).
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Lottie’s Creamery1414 N Main St, Walnut Creek
This light and bright ice cream shop will become your favourite. Unique flavours rotate daily and include vanilla salted almond toffee, rose cardamom pistachio and lemon marshmallow.
Corners Tavern1342 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
This soulful American pub delivers a top notch seasonally inspired menu and craft cocktail selection. Look for the 40 unique dioramas that separate the various areas of the lounge and the whimsical murals that line the dining room.
Sunol Ridge1388 Locust St, Walnut Creek
With a large fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs, this local hangout brings out the ranch spirit to downtown Walnut Creek. Order a Buffalo Bramble with friends or grab a bite from the delicious seasonal menu.
Va de Vi
Va de Vi1511 Mt Diablo Boulevard, Walnut Creek
Nestled in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek is this gem of a bistro. Order a perfectly paired flight of wine or a heavenly cocktail and on a warm evening under an ancient oak tree, it’s pretty magical.
Coffee Shop1321 Locust St, Walnut Creek
Start your day at this neighbourly coffee shop with an Americano and homemade pop-tart or end a long one with a caffeinated cocktail.
ØL Beercafe & Bottle Shop
ØL Beercafe & Bottle Shop1541 Giammona Drive, Walnut Creek
ØL is not the place you go to watch the game, it’s where you go to have real conversations with friends or upgrade your beer knowledge with the bartenders in the tasting room.
Residual Sugar1684 Locust St, Walnut Creek
Cozy up by the window and order a cheese board to pair with your wine of choice. Try the Cowgirl Creamery cheeses, a bay area local favourite!
Sideboard90 Railroad Ave, Danville
A bustling home away from home, Sideboard will tempt you to stay all day with a Sightglass or Four Barrel French press.
Elsie Green House & Home
Elsie Green House & Home2954 Treat Blvd. Suite C, Concord
Owners Laurie and JP travelled the world to bring back beautiful, sustainable and inspirational pieces for your home. The goods include “Not Your Grandma’s Vintage Flatware,” letterpress wood blocks and one-of-a-kind silver trays.
Rivendell Bike Book & Hatchet
Rivendell Bike Book & Hatchet2040 N Main St #19, Walnut Creek
A small specialty bicycle business focused on selling lugged steel frames, leather saddles, wool clothing, and goods geared toward the “super enthusiastic non-competitor.”
Jinny1575 Botelho Drive, Walnut Creek
Providing a highly edited seasonal collection of emerging and established designers of apparel, accessories and footwear, as well as one-off limited edition and vintage treasures, Jinny is a must see while in downtown Walnut Creek.
Handcraft Studio School
Handcraft Studio School5885 Doyle St, Emeryville
Get ready to stretch your creative muscles at this stunning studio space dedicated to preserving the art of handcrafts. With classes like modern calligraphy, weaving meditation and block printing, there is a class for everyone’s creative interest.
Social Studies1659 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Enjoy a curated collection of unique and well-designed, quality garments and everyday household objects at this Berkeley boutique. We love that they curate designs that highlight craftsmanship, attention to detail and the California lifestyle.
Shell Ridge - Jeep Trail
Shell Ridge - Jeep TrailJeep Trail
Featuring trails for biking and hiking with stunning views of the valley and Mount Diablo. Shell Ridge gets its name from the marine fossils left behind. Pack a lunch with a bottle of wine and stroll up Jeep trail for a meal with the best view.
Concord Pavilion2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord
A premier outdoor music venue that hosts an array of musical acts. The views of the surrounding hills can be seen for miles around and the venue’s unique appearance owes its thanks to architect Frank Gehry.
Back to the Table Cooking School
Back to the Table Cooking School271 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette
With both private events and culinary series offered, learn to cook and impress all of your friends.
Bedford Gallery @ Lesher Center for the Arts
Bedford Gallery @ Lesher Center for the Arts1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
Showcasing five to six exhibitions each year from historic, modern, and contemporary artists. Their mission is to provide exhibitions, lectures, workshops and panel discussions that both reflect and engage Walnut Creek and our neighbouring cities.
Vessel Gallery471 25th Street, Oakland
Representing both emerging and established artists from California and around the world, this two story gallery hosts some seriously stunning artwork. They host events for Oakland Art Murmur’s Art Walk every first Friday of the month.
Ruth Bancroft Garden
Ruth Bancroft Garden1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek
This water-conserving garden is nothing short of spectacular. Hang out with agave plants that are taller than you and revel in the insanely beautiful colours of nature. The whole place is an Instagram worthy backdrop.
Piedmont Theatre4186 Piedmont Ave, Oakland
This cozy theater shows new releases as well as independent, foreign and avant-garde flicks. The oldest operating theater in Oakland is just up the street from Fenton’s Ice Cream, so make a night of it and revel in Oakland’s most quaint corner.