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

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

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

Indulge in 25 different 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 water park with thrilling coasters and ride.

7. 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. Treat Yourself to Health & Wellness

Explore new ways to break a sweat: try a yoga class, or experience Diablo Rock Gym where you can climb indoors or outdoors. It’s easy to keep your health and wellness goals on track.

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.