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Family Fun in Walnut Creek, California [2020]

By Jeffreymendel Jeffrey Nash – Own work, CC BY 3.0,

The perfect blend of quaint and cosmopolitan, Walnut Creek is all about living a good life. Attractions and activities abound throughout the year. Shopping, dining, the arts and the outdoors will feed your passion for fun and excitement. But even more so, Walnut Creek is about mixing and matching and enjoying the variety that is truly the spice of life.

Stroll downtown the twinkling tree-lined walkways, or hop onto the free trolley. Home to more than 200 boutiques and classic retail stores, many of them unique to Walnut Creek, the city has what you’re looking for – and then some! Known for its world-class restaurants and dining options, Walnut Creek boasts more than 100 restaurants in downtown and around the city offering fine dining, ethnic cuisine and family food. Spend the morning shopping at Broadway Plaza, then unwind at the spa in the afternoon. Take a round of golf under the sunny skies, then cool jazz and dry martini under the stars.Nestled between Napa Valley and the foothills of Mount Diablo, Walnut Creek is a perfect overnight stay, even when you spend the day away.

With 22 parks, more than 2,700 acres of open space, and Mount Diablo State Park in the backyard of the city, Walnut Creek is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. In the spring, when waterfalls and wildflowers decorate the mountain, enjoy an early bird-watching hike on Mount Diablo, then a morning in the Lesher Center for the Arts. Kick off the summer of June at the wildly popular Walnut Creek Chamber Art & Wine Festival. Meet more than 50 species of live, wild, native animals at the newly enlarged Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Tour the world-famous Ruth Bancroft Gardens.Enjoy the annual Chevron Family Theater Festival, a day-long festival of fun for visitors of all ages. In winter, put your skates on for the East Bay’s premier ice rink, Walnut Creek on Ice in Civic Park.

Lindsay Wildlife Experience

This child-friendly science education center is a wildlife rescue facility in the area. There are live animals to observe, and classes and feedings are scheduled throughout the day. Check the schedule if your heart is set to touch something specifically creepy or cuddly.

The Gardens at Heather Farm

The Heather Farm Gardens is a free admission public garden, educational center and special event facility, originally founded in 1968 to showcase the natural beauty and bounty of the Ygnacio Valley and to make the outdoors accessible to all Walnut Creek residents.

Civic Park

Civic Park is a charming 16.7-acre public park in Walnut Creek, open to the public every day between dawn and dusk. The park, which connects the nearby Creek Walk and the Iron Horse Trail, is home to beautiful habitat gardens originally designed by John Northmore Roberts and LandArt in 1996, with a habitat for over 25 species of butterflies maintained in cooperation with the Lindsay Wildlife Experience.

Old Borges Ranch

Take a stroll back in time to the historic Old Borges Ranch. Originally built in 1899 by the Borges family, the ranch offers visitors a glimpse of the early 20th-century cattle ranch. The ranch consists of seven original and renovated buildings, including the home of the Borges family.

Lesher Center for the Arts & Bedford Gallery

The Lesher Center stage brings a diverse array of performances to East Bay audiences, many of them family-friendly. The building has multiple spaces dedicated to the arts, including the Bedford Gallery, where my family once enjoyed an attractive exhibition dedicated to superheroes.

The Olde San Francisco Creamery

For a real treat, step into The Olde San Francisco Creamery for a mini-sundae to share. Always fun to stop here after a day of playing in the sun.

Lottie’s Creamery

For more artisanal palates, check out Lottie’s Creamery for flavors like coconut tangerine and roasted banana, vegan-friendly too.

This amazing kid-friendly city of Walnut Creek, California is just one of the many must-see sights you don’t want to miss:

  • Civic Park
  • Larkey Sprayground, Pool, And Park
  • Lesher Center for the Arts & Bedford Gallery
  • Heather Farm Park
  • Lindsay Wildlife Experience
  • Lottie’s Creamery
  • The Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery
  • Walnut Creek Trolly
  • The Olde San Francisco Creamery

All of these wonderful attractions are located just a short distance from our location located at 1990 N California Blvd 8th floor floor, in Walnut Creek, CA 94596! Stop by for a visit anytime!

Law Offices of Joel A. Harris 1990 N California Blvd 8th floor floor, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, (925) 757-4605

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