Top 3 Hidden Gems in Concord, CA
Concord has many hidden gems that even long time residents are pleased to discover, then visit again and again. Each offers its own unique experience whether it’s dining, nature or history – there is something for everyone!
1. The Galindo Home
Tour the Galindo Home, built in 1856 for Don Francisco and Maria Dolores Manuela Pacheco Galindo. This 10-room house and beautiful gardens were completely restored by the Concord Historical Society and now serves as the Society’s museum. Galindo Home is located at 1721 Amador Ave., in Concord. Tours are available on Sundays from 1pm to 4pm, except holidays. Price is $5.00 per person.
Find out about tours and events HERE.
2. Markham Nature Park & Arboretum
Peace. Quiet. Beauty.
Markham Nature Park and Arboretum takes you there with its abundance of gorgeous greenery and Galindo Creek running through. The park offers separate rose and camellia gardens, a bee farm, a community garden and an international garden.
Markham Nature Park is located at 1202 La Vista Ave., Concord and parking is free. The park is open dawn to dusk, 365 days each year.
Find out more about nature walks, events and classes HERE.
3. Todos Santos Park & Plaza
Todos Santos Park and Plaza has become the heart of the city.
This is where so many gather for the Music and Market Series and Tuesday Night Blues during the summer, shop year-round at the Farmers’ Market and other special events throughout the year. Most events are FREE.
A must-attend is Concord’s Official Tree Lighting and Mayor’s Sing-Along the first Saturday in December which includes a visit from Santa himself!
Todos Santos is surrounded by a bounty of incredible restaurants from pub fair at E.J. Phair Brewing Company to tempting ice cream from the good folks at Cream.