Families looking to experience a fun, affordable last-minute getaway should look no further than Concord, California. Based in the San Francisco East Bay city of Concord, California — just 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco — Concord offers activities and accommodations meeting any budget.
Keep the family cool with more than 35 water-park thrills at Waterworld California — Northern California’s largest water park. Members of the military and public servants receive free admission on Labor Day with valid ID.
Relive the ’90s at the Hot Summer Night concert on Sunday, Sept. 4 at Concord Pavilion — one of California’s premier outdoor music venues. Enjoy your favorite R&B tunes from Boyz II Men, En Vogue, K-Ci & Jo-Jo, Dru Hill, Ginuwine and SWV.
Experience the spectacular views from nearby Mount Diablo. Offering an extensive trail system meeting all activity levels, there’s plenty to hike, bike and like on Mount Diablo!
Sample the freshest local fruits and vegetables at the year-round farmers market in Todos Santos Plaza. The market is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and 4-8 p.m. on Thursdays.
Visit San Francisco without the hassle of driving or the cost of parking! Hop on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) at one of Concord’s two BART stations and relax while you enjoy a pleasant 30-minute ride into the city for a day of shopping, sightseeing and more.
Who says wine country can’t be kid-friendly? Parents and children alike can enjoy these 10 wineries in nearby Napa Valley (34 miles) and Sonoma Valley (43 miles).
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