Explore Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek HotelsThe lush and fertile grasslands and rolling hills of Walnut Creek have set it apart when it comes to experiencing the great outdoors, with numerous hiking trails, camping, and biking adventures to be found amount the emerald landscape. The city is also the main business hub in the area, so you'll find some great shopping here, and there's also a vibrant dining scene bursting with flavors, and all kinds of tempting cuisine, just waiting to be discovered by food fans.Things to seeShopping is very good in Walnut Creek in general, but the experience offered by Broadway Plaza is particularly refined. Shoppers mill around an elegant, cascading central fountain surrounded by preened bushes and plants, and the modern, but classic design of the center makes for a much more relaxing shopping experience in general, where you can take your time and enjoy the sights of the center itself. To compliment a day of relaxing shopping, spending a lazy afternoon wandering through the vivid colors of the Gardens at Heather Farm is highly recommended. The Gardens are a popular wedding venue thanks to the pristine beauty of the surroundings, but also offer education on gardening in general, so is especially interesting to those with green fingers. If you're on a family trip, then Lindsay Wildlife Museum is great for everyone, and kids can get involved with workshops to learn more about animals.Hotels in
Walnut CreekThere's a good selection of Walnut Creek hotels, so there's plenty of affordable choices for families looking for outdoors breaks as well as business travelers. The higher end offerings come equipped with luxurious spas, crystal-clear pools, and bustling. Even some of the discount hotels in the area offer access to sparkling outdoor pools, although be aware that these are obviously seasonal. Most of hotels are also located in or very close to the major attractions of the city, so getting to attractions is easy. Where to stayStaying in the area around Treat Blvd is a popular choice for tourists of all stripes, thanks to the fact that most of the city's main attractions are very close by, such as the Heather Farm Gardens, with the city center a short distance away. Business travelers will probably prefer accommodation along North Main Street, especially the southern end which is closer to the city center and amenities. Those looking for outdoor adventures, or even a little romantic seclusion, can always opt for digs slightly outside of town, where there's easy access to the countryside, and also luxurious spa hotels. How to get to Walnut CreekIf you're flying in, then heading to Oakland International airport, if coming from overseas, is the closest destination. Alternatively, if you're flying domestically, there is a small regional airport, Bucchanan Field, in neighboring Concord that will be the perfect gateway to the city. If arriving in Oakland, hiring a car can be the best option, but there's also a shuttle train service that runs from Oakland and San Francisco into Walnut Creek. Once in the city, walking will normally be the best way to get around, as the downtown area is quite compact and attractions are generally close together.