Discover Walnut Creek
Situated at the foot of towering Mount Diablo is the city that might be considered as the center of sophistication for Contra Costa County. With all the major conveniences and quality attractions of a metropolitan hub, Walnut Creek is a favorite destination for those who want to spend quality time shopping or taking in a show.
Enjoying a rating by the respected San Francisco Chronicle as the East Bay leader for general amenities, Walnut Creek consistently drives trends and fashions for the entire county. The Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts is a regional draw, featuring three performing art theaters with a total of 1,212 seats, as well as, the Bedford Art Gallery. The Broadway Plaza adds to the legacy of regional supremacy as a premier retail mecca for the East Bay.
Within the context of wildlife museums and animal rehabilitation centers, the Lindsay Museum has earned a national reputation for its facilities and programs. Among the treasures from the past is the Old Borges Ranch/Shell Ridge Open Space, offering a special living history program for students and other groups that provides hands-on ranching experience. Boutiques, patio cafes, and some of the region's most respected restaurants line the streets of Locust and Main.
Among the major employers are highly visible healthcare systems such as the Kaiser Foundation, John Muir/Mt. Diablo Health Systems, and Permanente Medical Group. Recreational facilities are equally impressive, from championship golf courses to the 101-acre Heather Farm Parks complex.