Walnut Creek is the affordable, safe place to stay while visiting San Francisco and the Bay Area. Just a short 30 minute BART ride to San Francisco; 45 minute drive to the Napa wine country; and 45 minute drive to the famous Silicon Valley. Embraced for its mild Mediterranean climate and picture perfect setting at the foot of Mount Diablo, Walnut Creek offers a distinctive blend of urban flair, suburban grace and peaceful wilderness. With its central Bay Area location and easy access to BART and major roadways, Walnut Creek is your perfect getaway in San Francisco's East Bay for shopping, dining, the arts, and outdoors. Shop Main Street's local boutiques and Broadway Plaza's upscale stores in downtown Walnut Creek: Neiman Marcus; Nordstorm; Brandy Melville; Juicy Couture; Kate Spade to name just a few. Stop for a glass of wine outdoors, or in, at a cozy sidewalk cafe or a milk shake a a local diner. Walnut Creek boasts more than 100 restaurants and nightclubs offering gourmet dining, ethnic cuisines and family fare. The highly acclaimed Lesher Center for the Arts is the East Bay destination for professional theater and nationally recognized dance, music, and entertainment. Want the outdoors? Grab your boots or mountain bike and explore the region's beauty, with 105,000 acres of accessible open space and 520 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Play a round of golf, swim, or play tennis. Ice Skate during the holidays at the outdoor ice rink.