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Located just off of I-680 and minutes from the Concord BART station, The Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek offers easy access to countless Bay Area attractions. Enjoy the beauty and splendor of Mt. Diablo State Park or kick out the jams at the Concord Pavilion. Thrill seekers can feel the rush at Six Flags Magic Kingdom, while high rollers can go all in at the iconic California Grand Casino. Just a short drive from our neighboring Bay Area cities, the Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek hotel provides a great home base for daytrips to San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley destinations. Whether you're in town for business or fun, the Bay Area offers exciting attractions for all interests.


Concord Pavilion

Formerly known as the Sleep Train Pavilion, the Concord Pavilion is an historic outdoor amphitheater that hosts some of the world's most popular performing acts. Over the years, the city of Concord has had the privilege of witnessing rock and roll legends such as KISS, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Dave Matthews Band, Boston, REO Speedwagon, ZZ Top, and Huey Lewis and the News. The Concord Pavilion also showcases the hottest and most exciting pop icons. Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, the Backstreet Boys, and Mariah Carey have all brought their mind-blowing stage antics the East Bay amphitheater.

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.

Concord Pavilion's Full Concert Calendar


Mt. Diablo State Park

Indulge in the breathtaking beauty of the spectacular East Bay mountainside. Located eight miles from the Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek, the stunning Mt. Diablo State Park spans 20,000 acres and offers hiking trails, caves, peaks, an observation deck, and a glimpse into Jurassic-era California. At an elevation of over 3,500 ft., visitors can see the Sierra Nevada, Lassen Peak, and Yosemite from the mountain's magnificent viewshed.

Mt. Diablo State Park is open daily from 8:00 a.m. until sunset, and admission is free.


Sunvalley Shopping Center

Shop til you drop at Sunvalley Shopping Center! The area's largest shopping center features 160 retail shops including H&M, Macy's, Express, Yankee Candle and more! When you plan your visit you can also dine at one of the mall's many restaurants, check out one of their events, or simply stroll through the shopping center.


Buchanan Fields Golf Club

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 Club is a great option for beginner golfers, a quick 9 holes, or getting some practice in at the range.


California Grand Casino

Looking for a fun night out in Concord? Nothing beats rambling and gambling at the historic California Grand Casino, where the mood is cool and the dice stay hot. With blackjack, poker, EZ baccarat, and the esteemed Grand Café restaurant, the California Grand Casino is the Bay Area's premier gaming facility. Originally opened as a Pony Express stop in 1860, the casino celebrates a storied history and houses the oldest operating 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.


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. Whether you're planning a fun-filled family outing or quenching your thirst for excitement, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is a must-visit attraction.


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:


BART

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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