Ten Things to Do in Concord for $10 or Less

Looking for things to do that don’t cost an arm and a leg? Here’s a budget-friendly list that’s big on fun for very little dough:

1. The Buck Stops for Tacos

That’s right, tasty tacos are just one dollar each at Taqueria Los Dos Gallos’ famous $1 Taco Tuesdays. Choose from shredded, grilled or BBQ chicken, al pastor, carnitas, chorizo or chile verde -- or just get them all! Yum!

2. Step Back in Time

See what life was like for Concord’s Galindo family at the Galindo House & Gardens guided tour. Built in 1856, the charming Victorian-era ranch style home features original furnishings, art, & clothes. Reopens May 2, 2021, on the first and third Sunday each month. Admission is $5.00. 

3. Grab a Sandwich

Pick up one of CREAM’s famous handmade ice cream cookie sandwiches (priced at under $7.00,) then take a stroll through historic Todos Santos Plaza while you enjoy your treat.

4. Night Flicks

Pack up the kids and enjoy Family Fun Night every Tuesday at the Westwind Drive-In, adult admission is $5.50, kids $1.75. Movies start at sundown and jammies are A-OK.

5. Walk on the Wild Side

Markham Nature Park & Arboretum is a wonderfully untamed garden of delights, spread over multiple acres in the heart of Concord. Discover endless varieties of exotic and local flowers, plants and trees as you roam the park’s many trails. Admission is free.

6. Bowling for Dollars

 If it’s been a while since you last slipped on a pair of rented shoes and fired up your pitching arm, rediscover the fun at Clayton Valley Bowl, and just $4.00 per person, per game 10am-5pm. The night rate is $6.00 per person, per game. (+ shoe rental $4.00.)

7. Veggie Good

Who doesn’t love a good Farmers Market? Shop fresh, local, in-season produce and more at the Concord Farmer’s Market in beautiful Todos Santos Plaza, every Tuesday, 9am-2pm. 

8. Clear Your Head

The Contra Costa Canal Trail is a paved, mostly flat, multi-use trail open to runners, walkers, cyclists and horseback riders. With 14 continuous miles of path, no car traffic, and no real way to get lost, it’s a great place to stretch your legs and free your mind. 

9. Good Karma

Photo courtesy of Shiva Murugan Temple

Discover a Hindu cultural treasure right here in Concord. The beautiful Shiva Murugan Temple features a series of mesmerizing deity shrines central to the Hindu faith, as well as peaceful space for prayer and reflection. The historic temple is open to all and admission is free.

10. Bite into a True Concord Original  

If you’ve never been to Patty’s Original Cheese Zombies, now is as good a time as any time to experience this local phenomenon. Try the original cheese version for just $2.99, or specialties like the Sausage & Gravy or Pizza Zombies for just $5.75 each.