After-Hours Adventures: 5 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat in Concord

Concord offers plenty of options for keeping visiting groups cool and captivated once their meetings have ended for the day.

atrium sitting area in shopping mall

After a long day of meetings, one great way to unwind while staying cool is getting in some retail therapy. Start off at Sunvalley Shopping Center where you'll find Gap, H&M, MAC Cosmetics, Macy's, Nordstrom Rack, PINK and Victoria’s Secret, along with 150 other shops and dining options. Hours are Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Keep the shopping spree going at nearby Willows Shopping Center where you will find Cost Plus World Market, REI, ULTA Beauty and other great stores along with tasty dining options like Benihana, Dos Coyotes, Eureka and more.

haunted mini golf entrance

Are you curious who in your group is most easily spooked? Ghost Golf can help you figure that out. The haunted mini golf course and arcade is fun for all ages (and spook levels). The indoor mini golf course is complete with creepy ghouls, a haunted graveyard, howling ghosts and all the monsters you can imagine. Adult prices are $15 per person or save by hosting a group event!

Sometimes, there is nothing better on a hot summer night than sitting in a cool, dark movie theater. Brenden Concord 14 is Concord’s local cinema, offering daily showtimes, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Brenden Concord 14 screens all the latest flicks, and has a full snack bar, a café, beer and wine and game room.

bowling lanes

Another great way for groups to let loose together is bowling! Round 1 located in the Sunvalley Shopping Center is the perfect place to spark up some friendly competition with bowling, arcade games, billiards, darts and ping pong. Stop by Round 1 between 10 am – 2am any day of the week to take advantage of the fun.


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