Savor a leisurely brunch at Canasta Kitchen. This modern Mexican cafe just off the Plaza boats authentic, tempting comfort foods like huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, dulce de leche pancakes, and Mexican eggs benedict. Plus, who could say no to horchata coffee?
After that unforgettable meal, you’ll likely want to venture out and explore the area’s spectacular scenic hills, trails, and panoramic views. First stop on the agenda: Lime Ridge Open Space. This 1,226-acre park of quintessentially Californian grasslands and rolling hills is just the spot for a hike or bike ride.
To take in some spectacular views, head over to Mount Diablo State Park, less than 20 miles from downtown Concord. The 3,850-foot Mount Diablo dominates the skyline as one of the tallest peaks in the Bay Area, and you’ll find excellent hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, horseback riding and road biking. Entrance fees apply.
After your outdoor adventure, head to the downtown area and get artsy at Concord’s famous aRt Cottage. Join Fro and friends for a fun class in watercolor painting or mini succulent garden design.
From there, take a short stroll over to nearby historic Todos Santos Plaza to check out the iconic clock tower and cool, life-size statue of Don Salvio Pacheco, the city’s founder. And, if a beer sounds good about now, make a stop at The Hop Grenade to sample some tasty craft beer varieties on tap.
If you’ve always wanted to sample the wares at Concord’s popular Epidemic Ales brewery, make the drive across town. Be sure to try their award-winning Lager at World's End on tap while you're enjoying the casual, social atmosphere inside or on their patio.
And if all that beer makes you crave tacos, you’re in luck: now is the time to get acquainted with Concord’s famous Taco Trail. Head over to the Monument Boulevard neighborhood to check out some of the authentic stops at the heart of the Trail. We suggest Tortellaria El Molino, Mercado Del Sol, or El Faro Mexican Food.
With nearly 40 restaurants and taquerias, you won’t be able to do them all in one day, so plan to come back often and try them all.
Enjoy the rest of the afternoon strolling around The Veranda shopping center, where you’ll find shops, restaurants, and entertainment in a beautiful, outdoor setting. For a fun challenge try one of the experiences at the Red Door Escape Room.
There’s also the plush and cushy Veranda Luxe theater, if you’re in the mood for a good movie. If you’d rather go old school, make your way over to West Wind Drive Inn for a double feature and some snack bar treats.
From concerts to cosplay, craft fairs to car shows to carnivals, share in our community that knows how to rock! Catch Maroon 5, Santana, or even the Backstreet Boys at Concord Pavilion, or just enjoy great foodie fairs offering boozy and culinary delights.