Group Play in Concord

Mix business with leisure while in Concord.

Cruise the streets for local eats and drinks or take in a day of sun and wildflowers hiking on Mount Diablo. Afterwards try a different kind of hike along Concord’s Beer Trail or catch one of the many live concerts happening downtown or at the Concord Pavilion.


Concord is home to over 350 restaurants offering tastes from around the world perfect for pleasing the palates of everyone in your group.

Concord’s popular Peruvian restaurant, Lima offers exotic cocktails and unconventional cuisine. Every dish is made from scratch by award-winning Chef John Marquez and crafted using unforgettable Peruvian flavors. Reservations are available and walk-ins are welcome.

STIX Eatery serves up deliciously spicy Thai fare. Open daily, they offer a variety of dishes — rice bowls and grilled skewers to noodle dishes and fresh salads. Groups can choose to order individually or taste it all by sharing family-style.

Additional local favorites include: Tortilleria El Molino, a good spot for grab-and-go Mexican cuisine; Poke Salad, where you can build your own perfect lunch with fresh fish and other fixings; and The Mediterranean, which offers dine-in, pick-up and takeout dishes with a Mediterranean flair. A true taste of Concord can be found at Patty’s Original Cheese Zombies. Their renowned, cheesy pastry is a must-try.


For the beer-lovers in the group, exploring the Concord Beer Trail is a great way to see downtown Concord and enjoy some local suds. The trail begins at The Hop Grenade, where guests can enjoy 21 rotating taps, small bites and an outdoor patio (heated during those cold nights). From here, take a short walk down Salvio Street to E.J. Phair Brewing Company, where they have dozens of drafts as well as bottled craft beer. Next, take an Uber or Lyft to Concord Tap House for 24 rotating craft beer taps with a focus on local and Pacific coast breweries. The trail concludes at Epidemic Ales, where you’ll top off the night with bold brews and taster flights.

If wine is more your fancy, check out Plate & Vine inside Hilton Concord. Plate & Vine has an impressive wine selection full of selections from nearby Napa and Sonoma Valleys. The restaurant offers $4 glasses during happy hour and carefully curated wine flights. If you’re downtown try Luna Ristorante where you can pair their delicious bruschetta with something from their impressive wine list. Residual Sugar promises an experience that’s personal and never intimidating. They offer wine from Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Austria.


Shop til you drop at Concord’s Sunvalley Shopping Center, where groups can go wild with 160 stores and restaurants to explore. Or indulge in The Veranda, a reimagined open air shopping and dining center as well as a luxury movie theatre and seasonal experiences like outdoor yoga and ice skating. After shopping head to Todos Santos Plaza, where visitors can browse local shops and then relax and recharge at one of the many restaurant options.

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Hit a bucket of balls at Buchanan Fields Gold Course or Diablo Creek Golf Course. Both courses have the option to golf the entire course or simply practice your swing on their driving range.

Get active at Diablo Rock Gym, Concord’s indoor climbing gym. They also have yoga, crossfit and other fitness classes to suit every interest and ability.

Go big with a group outing on Mount Diablo. There are a variety of different hikes to choose from for all skill levels and the views are amazing. Markham Nature Park and Arboretum is a hidden gem and special outdoor experience where visitors can recharge while exploring beautiful floral and fauna and the Galindo Creek running through.

Looking to cool off after a long day of meetings? Six Flags Hurricane Harbor has the most exciting water slides for those seeking a thrill, while the lazy river offers a great way to chill. Group rates and cabana rentals are available to reserve online.

Once the sun sets, the music starts. Catch it all at Vinnie’s Bar and Grill, Red Hat Sports Bar, NICA Lounge or Concord Pavilion. During the Summer, Todos Santos Plaza is filled with live music at Music & Market adjacent to Concord’s weekly farmer’s market.

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