1. TALK SHOP
Sometimes “self-care” can just be a day of retail therapy! Get the boost you need and make a day of it at The Veranda, Willows and Sunvalley shopping centers. While you’re at it, get a jump-start on your holiday shopping with the great, new fall merchandise in stock. And the cherry on top? Free parking!
2. CATCH A FLIGHT
Fall beer is here! Check out the new seasonal selections at Epidemic Ales, The Hop Grenade, Concord Tap House, Side Gate Brewery-- or any of the tasty stops on the Contra Costa County Beer Trail. And if you haven’t signed up for the official passport yet, what are you waiting for? It’s the ultimate guide to the best brews in and around Concord.
3. BLAZE A TRAIL
Looking for a scenic outdoor workout? Hike or bike your way up Mount Diablo or any of the trails at Lime Ridge Open Space, Iron Horse Trail or Contra Costa Canal. It’s the perfect way to connect with nature and clear your head.
4. NOSH ON SQUASH
Peruse the bounty of delicious fall produce in season now at the Concord Farmers Market: from apples, pears and grapes, to squash, sweet potatoes, zucchini and wild mushrooms. Head over to Todos Santos Plaza every Tuesday from 9am to 2pm for the season’s best of the best.
5. ROCK THE RINK
Ice at the Veranda is back November 5 through February 14. This popular outdoor skating rink is nostalgic fun for all ages, so glide on over and channel your inner Brian Boitano.
6. CRUISE FOR TACOS
There’s only one “el original” Taco Trail, and that’s Concord, California! With nearly 40 authentic, family-run taquerias and restaurants, it’s the East Bay’s go-to destination for great Mexican food. Get the map or the app and take the high road to taco heaven.
7. FIND YOUR ZIN
There’s a bounty of unique wine tasting rooms in and around Concord. Be sure to check out our new wine tasting map for Contra Costa County available now on our website.
8. GO AL FRESCO
Restaurants, breweries, tap houses and wine bars are open for business and ready to welcome all. Many of our dining and drinking establishments still offer expanded al fresco service as well. You can find a variety of locations in our handy guide to al fresco dining blog.
9. GET YOUR GAME ON
From youth tournaments & championships to adult leagues, fall sports are back in action in Concord. If you’re looking for the perfect place to hold your event, or things to do while you’re here, check out Visit Concord’s all new Sports Guide.
10. PLAN YOUR HOLIDAY TRIP TO CONCORD
The holidays are just around the corner and if it’s been a while since you’ve celebrated with family and friends, now is the perfect time to start planning holiday getaways to Concord. From shopping and dining to exploring some of Northern California’s best scenic trails, fall is always a great time to be here.
CONCORD VISITOR CENTER
Are you visiting Concord or welcoming visitors? Be sure to stop by the Concord Visitor Center in located at 2151 Salvio Street, Suite T, in Todos Santos Plaza. We are ready to help with free advice, maps, guides, brochures, Concord merchandise and more.
All nine Concord hotels are currently booking reservations for fall weekend and holiday stays and expect a busier travel season this year. Visit Concord is once again offering a variety of themed Stay & Play Packages filled with things like local gift cards, restaurant coupons and fun wearables. Packages are valued at $50+ and free to anyone who books a room in Concord. For more information, visit: https://www.visitconcordca.com/hotels/specials-deals/
Jet Suite X (JSX) offers twice-daily, hop-on flight service from Buchanan Field Airport to the Hollywood Burbank Airport. Whether traveling for business, visiting family & friends or a weekend of wine-tasting, JSX is the fastest, most convenient way to travel between Northern and Southern California.