Part of the sprawling San Francisco metropolitan area, Concord maintains its own Bay Area identity with a lively farmer’s market, nature preserves, hiking trails, golf courses and family-friendly amusement parks. You’ll also find a wealth of American and international cuisines within Concord.
Things to do in Concord
Downtown Todos Santos Plaza is the heart of Concord, especially when the Concord Farmer’s Market is on. Stoll the market for art, crafts, spices, handmade goods and food trucks and enjoy live salsa, zydeco and blues from local musicians. Check the calendar for antique car shows, parades and horse-drawn carriage rides.
Many travellers make their way to Concord to tee off at Diablo Creek Golf Course, a challenging 18-hole public course. Even if you’re not a serious golfer, you can play around on the practice green or kick back with drinks and sports TV in Legends at Diablo Creek restaurant and bar.
Travelling with the family? Spend an action-packed day at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord amusement park, known for its Diablo Falls ride and Hurricane Slide Complex. Younger kids will enjoy the miniature railroad and old-fashioned Red Baron airplane rides at Pixieland Amusement Park. As the sun sets, check the schedule for family-friendly flicks at Solana Drive-in.
Mexican cuisine and craft beer are held in high regard throughout Concord. Try the spicy carne guisada dish and full salsa bar at Taqueria Los Gallos in Todos Santos Plaza. Afterwards, join locals at The Hop Grenade craft beer taproom for a North Coast Old Rasputin beer float made with vanilla-bean gelato.
Getting around Concord
The San Francisco International and Oakland International airports are within 30 minutes’ drive of Concord. You can rent a car or use buses, rideshares, taxis and BART trains to get around.