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Things to Do in Concord

The Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek offers easy access to countless Bay Area attractions. Cool off at Waterworld California or catch a concert at the nearby Concord Pavillion. Whether you are looking for a day of thrill or chills, Concord has something for everyone!

Guests can enjoy our complimentary hotel shuttle, traveling within a two mile radius of our Concord hotel, or catch the nearby BART for a day of further exploration to other neighboring Bay Area cities including San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and more! Whether you are in town for business or fun, the Bay Area offers exciting attractions for all interests.

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Concord Pavilion

Located just seven miles from the Concord Pavilion, the Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek offers easy access to the hottest shows in town. Whether you're fixing to play some air drums to Rush or looking to get weird with Lady Gaga, our hotel provides a comfortable home base for a great weekend out.

Concert Calendar

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Waterworld California

Less than two miles from our Concord hotel, California Waterworld is just a ten minute car ride away! Enjoy some fun in the sun as you spend the day cooling off on some of the wettest and wildest water rides around.

Currently closed for the season.

Waterworld California

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Sunvalley Shopping Center

Shop 'til you drop at Sunvalley Shopping Center! Southern California's largest shopping center features 160 retail shops including H&M, Macy's, Forever 21, and more. In between shopping, dine at one of the mall's restaurants or attend a special event.

Mall Directory

Mall Sales & Offers

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San Francisco Premium Outlets

Shop for the best prices at San Francisco Premium Outlets! Visit over 170 iconic brands and designer names at the best prices while enjoying Northern California's beautiful weather at the state's largest outdoor shopping mall!

All Stores

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Buchanan Fields Golf Course

The charming 9-hole course is a wonderful place to spend a sunny day on the greens! Located within a short distance form the hotel, Buchanan Fields Golf Course is a great option for beginners or golfing professionals!

Golf Tournaments

Golf Courses in Walnut Creek

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Diablo Rock Gym

Looking for fun for the whole family? Diablo Rock Gym, is exciting for people of all ages and skill levels. Located just one mile and a half from our hotel, Diablo Rock Gym prides themselves on being a positive community of healthy motivated people, with the best climbing terrain this side of the Caldecott Tunnel, along with bouldering, yoga, fitness and more.

Diablo Rock Gym

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Buchanan Air Field

Buchanan Air Field is a general aviation airport located adjacent to Crowne Plaza Concord. The airport features various aviation events for the general public throughout the year and also a Public Viewing Plaza which offers an up-close view of aircraft take-offs and landings.

Airport Layout

Local Favorites for a Night Out

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California Wineries near Concord

Explore the local wineries near our Concord hotel. Taste the magnificent California wines with amazing views of California vineyards. All located a short drive away from Concord/Walnut Creek, escape to the beautiful California Wine Country. Click the link below to check out a complete list of our favorite California wineries & vineyards. Cheers!

California Wineries

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California Grand Casino

Looking for a fun night out in Concord? Nothing beats gambling at the historic California Grand Casino, which houses the oldest poker room in the world. Located just one mile from our hotel, the California Grand Casino guarantees fun and excitement for high rollers and casual gamblers alike.

Casino Promotions

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Oracle Arena

Home of the Golden State Warriors NBA basketball team, Oracle Arena is a premiere sports and entertainment venue in Northern California. Hosting a wide range of musical acts from Elvis to Beyoncé, their entertainment calendar is sure to have an event for everyone! Check out the upcoming events in 2017 below.

Oracle Arena Events

Walnut Creek On Ice

Walnut Creek on Ice

Walnut Creek on Ice will returns for it's 13th year in a row in November 2017. What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a family ice skating session. General admission costs are $12 Monday through Friday before 5pm, and $15 on Saturday and Sunday as well as after 5pm on Friday. Be sure to checkout the open skate calendar before going.

Walnut Creek on Ice

Currently closed for the season.

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Satisfy your need for speed at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Located minutes from our hotel, the Vallejo, CA amusement park features roller coasters, thrill rides, water slides, and good old family fun. Home of the famous Medusa roller coaster, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom also offers animal attractions, live entertainment, and a full calendar of seasonal events.

Park Map

Family Fun Tips

Getting Around The Bay

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The Bay Area Rapid Transit System offers easy transportation to all of Concord's neighboring cities. Located just two miles from the Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek, trains from the Concord BART station run every fifteen minutes to San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Berkeley, and Richmond. BART trains also provide transportation to SFO and OAK airports.

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Just a Car Ride Away

The Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek is just a short drive from some of California's most unique and interesting attractions. While Concord offers plenty of exciting things to do, there are countless places to explore in our neighboring cities. We encourage you to roll down the windows, hit the California freeway, and see what the Bay Area has to offer. Here are some of our favorite daytrip destinations for dining, sightseeing, shopping, and more: