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. This unique city has a vibe that’s all its own. Feel free to get caught up in moments and experiences that you can’t find anywhere else.

Hike to the summit of Mt. Diablo and catch a brilliant sunset over the Bay. Make friends while discovering a new favorite beer with our thriving craft beer culture. Find a home away from home as you explore out into wine country. From diversity in dining to vibrant music and nightlife, you’ll find a singular sense of harmony around every corner.

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 you way up Mount Diablo or any of the trails at Lime Ridge Open Space, Iron Horse Trail or the Contra Costa Canal

Need help finding your way around the mountain? Check out the best hiking GPS device guide by Globo Surf

Hiking on Mount Diablo

2. Blaze the Taco Trail

After those invigorating outdoor trails, grab the official map and make your way to Concord’s famous Taco Trail. With 39 family-owned restaurants and taquerias, Concord is the East Bay’s go-to destination for authentic Mexican food. 

Tacos from Puesto

3. Grab a Cold One (or Two)

From breweries and tap rooms to great beer-bar restaurants, the Concord Beer Trail has it all. Check out a few of the must-stops while you’re here: Epidemic AlesThe Hop Grenade and Concord Tap House.

Two People enjoying beer

4. Savor Local Flavor

Immerse yourself in Concord’s vibrant multicultural food scene. Whether you’re craving authentic Asian or Italian, or something different in the way of Peruvian, Afghan or even homecooked Southern cuisine, one thing’s for sure: you won’t leave hungry – or bored.

Sushi at Mikini

5. Rock Out

As home to the Concord Pavilion, and legendary Concord Jazz Festival, the city has long been a haven for live music. As we anxiously await the return of festival events, why not head over to The Veranda shopping center for The Veranda Unplugged, every Wednesday from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. 

Concert at the Pavilion

6. Center Yourself

Check out Todos Santos Plaza in the heart of downtown and take in the historic charm, great restaurants, tap houses, bars and local entertainment.

Todos Santos Plaza

7. Connect with Your Inner Artist

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

aRt Cottage

8. Make a Splash 

Cool off from May to October at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Northern California’s largest, most thrilling water park. Watch for reopening announcement. 

Hurricane Harbor

9. Get Historical 

The Concord Historical Society’s self-guided  Walking Tours are the perfect way to learn about the buildings and sites that surround you. Pick up a free map at the Concord Visitor Center and start your tour right there in Todos Santos Plaza. Visit Concord and the Visitor Center are located at 2151 Salvio Street, Suite T, in Concord. 

Historical Walking Tour

10. Catch a Flick at the West Wind 

Concord’s  West Wind Drive-In is one of the few remaining drive-in movie theaters in California. Make a full night of it with a double feature and a trip to the snack bar during intermission! 

West Wind Drive In

11. Engage in Some Retail Therapy

Concord offers shopping galore with plenty of free parking. Make a day of it at Sunvalley Shopping Center, The Veranda and The Willows.

Shopping

Want to do it all?

Stay at one of Concord’s nine great hotels and make a weekend of it!

Go to Visit Concord for more information on these events and more.