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If you’re looking to get out and explore the stunning surroundings of Concord, then let the Utrip Team be your guide. This trip packs in some of the best sights, and showcases some of the best tastes in this beautiful part of California’s East Bay. From the best hikes to the area’s renowned shopping centers, you’ll have plenty to do while you’re in town, and you’ll be treated to everything from Mexican cuisine to modern seaside dining along the way. If you’re ready for an adventure, then get ready for this trip to Concord!

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Todos Santos Plaza

Todos Santos Plaza is the community gathering place of Concord, California. This wonderful park and plaza features well-maintained grounds and a relaxing fountain. There are nice stone benches to sit and relax on or you can bring a blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy a picnic lunch or dinner.

Todos Santos Plaza also hosts a number of events, such as summer concerts, a farmer’s market, and others throughout the year. It is a wonderful place to enjoy an outdoor concert with the family or just enjoy a lunchtime stroll in the California sun.

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The Hop Grenade

The Hop Grenade is a premier craft beer taproom and bottle shop that brings the ancient and extraordinary beverage that is beer to you in a comfortable, family-friendly setting in Concord, California. The service at The Hop Grenade is of the highest standards and is always willing to help you find that perfect brew and grow your relationship with the wonder that is craft beer.

With more than 20 beers on tap, you can mix and match your drinks to some delightful soups, sandwiches, and appetizers. If you need a little sweetness with your beer, don’t miss the beer float – a North Coast Old Rasputin infused with locally made vanilla bean gelato. If that doesn’t satisfy your sweet tooth, nothing will.

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Art Cottage

aRt Cottage is a gallery and studio where you can enjoy the works of local Bay Area artists in both 2D and 3D. Exhibits are rotated on a monthly basis so that there is always something new and exciting to see. There is no entry fee, and the public is always invited to the receptions.

aRt Cottage also offers classes for adults and children in several mediums, such as ceramics, watercolor, sewing, and more. aRt Cottage is adorable, comfortable, and definitely alive with the wonderful art that it showcases.

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John Muir National Historic Site

John Muir National Historic Site offers a glimpse into the life of the man that you can thank for the National Park Service and the national parks that are preserved across the United States. The historic site features John Muir’s home just outside of Martinez, California, where his writings made him one of the nation’s most famous and influential naturalists. You will feel the love of nature that Muir had when you step foot in his house and take this educational tour.

The historic site also features a 9-acre park, on which some of John Muir’s orchard trees are now preserved. Visitors can take a hike around the park and even take some fruit home as well, as a reminder of the importance of preserving our planet.

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Tortilleria El Monlino

Fantastic Mexican food awaits you at Tortilleria El Molino, a restaurant and catering company with a proud emphasis on the fresh and the homemade. The house tortillas enliven burritos, tacos, and quesadillas, stuffed with well-seasoned meats like carnitas and carne asada. You can also choose between pupusas, tortas, soups, and other dishes partnered with sides like chips and salsa or rice and beans.

Tortilleria El Molino’s a real gem, with a high-value menu admirably focused on quality, not quantity. A visit here’s unlikely to be a one-off: This place earns return customers like nobody’s business.

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