Things to Do

Inspired by the very best Concord has to offer, use these ideas to discover your new favorite destination.

Concord is a true northern California original. It has a vibe that’s all its own. Concord is simple, unique and before you know it, you’re caught up in moments and experiences that you can’t find anywhere else in Northern California.

It could be a hike to the summit of Mt. Diablo to catch a brilliant sunset over the Bay. It might be the friends you make while discovering a new favorite beer when exploring our thriving craft beer culture. It might even be finding a home away from home as you make an excursion into wine country. From diversity in dining to vibrant music and nightlife around every corner, you’ll find a singular sense of harmony.

Choose from these top things to do, all inspired by the very best that Concord has to offer. Happy trails!

Top Things to Do in Concord

1. Hit the Trails

Hike or bike your way up Mount Diablo or one of many trails in Lime Ridge Open Space, the Iron Horse Trail or the Contra Costa Canal.

2. Grab a Craft Beer

Navigate a hoppy change of pace on the Craft Beer Trail—stop by Concord Tap House, E.J. Phair Brewing Company and Alehouse, Epidemic Ales, and The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop.

3. Taste Global Cuisine

With 25 ethnic cuisines, you can taste a tapestry of international flavors from talented local chefs.

4. Listen to Live Music

Enjoy tuneful listening as a variety of performers take the stage—April to October—at the Concord Pavilion, a Live Nation open-air venue.

5. Support the Arts

Visit the aRt Cottage for artwork by local artists or attend one of their many events throughout the year.

6. Make a Splash

Cool off in the warmer months—May to October—at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Northern California’s largest waterpark with thrilling coasters and ride

7. Take a Journey from Past to Present

Discover the city’s rich heritage by visiting the Concord Museum and Event Center and Galindo Home and Gardens.

8. Experience Farm to Fork

Select fresh fruits, vegetables, and food at the farmers’ market every Tuesday year-round and Thursdays from April to October

9. Engage in Retail Therapy

Shop at one of Concord’s retail centers—The Veranda, Sunvalley Shopping Center, and
Willows Shopping Center.

10. Discover a Hidden Gem

Check out Todos Santos Plaza in the heart of the city for events, restaurants, entertainment, and more.

Want to do it all?

Make a weekend of it. Stay at one of Concord’s nine hotels and explore Concord and nearby areas.