Walnut Creek Convention & Visitors Bureau

1280 Civic Drive, Suite 100 Suite 100 94596

Why Choose Our Destination?

Just outside San Francisco, Walnut Creek offers quick and easy access to the excitement of a vibrant city and the charm of hometown California, all in one central location. In a sunny, upscale and comfortable environment, at the base of Mt. Diablo, the city brings together an eclectic collection of culture, award-winning shopping, hotels, sports facilities and cuisine to make you smile at every turn. Any generation can settle into what the city has in store – and in restaurants, events, hotels, sports and activities.

Distance from airport

  • San Francisco International Airport

    35 mi. from city center

  • Oakland International Airport

    25 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Cocktail Trail

Explore the crafty cocktail scene and #GoCalipolitan on the Walnut Creek Cocktail Trail! Enjoy sipping on cocktails around town while scoring points to redeem for fun prizes that commemorate your journey on the trail.

Nature & Outdoor

Walnut Creek and the neighboring East Bay area account for a variety of wildlife, sweeping landscapes and nature trails that draw visitors to the vicinity. Find your ideal terrain and hiking trails at Mount Diablo.

Lesher Center for the Arts

The Lesher Center for the Arts is the premier live theatre venue in Central Contra Costa County. The center is located in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek with three separate venues for theater, ballet, comedy and literary events

Broadway Plaza

Newly renovated Broadway Plaza: the premier outdoor shopping destination of the East Bay.

Downtown - Eclectic Dining

With more than 100 restaurants options, you can Taste the World in Walnut Creek!

Tours to San Francisco

Walnut Creek is just 25 miles east of San Francisco.

Lindsay Wildlife Experience

The Lindsay Wildlife Experience is the country’s first wildlife hospital, a zoological organization, and an educational museum specializing in native California wildlife. Every year our veterinarians, husbandry experts, biologists, and teachers treat more than 5,000 wild animal patients, care for the 70 animal ambassadors that call Lindsay home, and educate approximately 100,000 people.

Tours to Napa and Livermore Wine Regions

Nestled just 45 minutes from Walnut Creek, Napa Valley beckons with its allure, making it an ideal destination for an unforgettable day excursion.


Additional Information

Situated just 25 miles east of San Francisco, Walnut Creek enjoys a prime location nestled between Napa Valley and Livermore Valley. Walnut Creek offers easy access for travelers, being conveniently reachable from both Oakland (OAK) and San Francisco (SFO) airports via the efficient Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system. With Walnut Creek positioned only 25 miles from OAK and 35 miles from SFO, visitors can swiftly embark on their exploration of this dynamic destination, brimming with cultural attractions, scenic beauty, and unparalleled dining experiences.


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