Walnut Creek - A little bit of everything
Travel Time
One way
40 Minutes
Estimated Cost
Total
180 $ - 470 $
Transportation
10 $ - 20 $
Hotel
60 $ - 220 $
Restaurants / Bars
50 $ - 110 $
Activities
60 $ - 120 $
Overview
180 $ - 470 $

Situated at the foot of the picturesque Mount Diablo and offering a sublime mix of scenery, activities and shopping, it is no surprise that Walnut Creek is widely considered one of the best places to live in the United States. With a harmonious blend of breathtaking natural beauty and bustling nightlife, Walnut Creek enjoys the benefits of a larger city without the added expense.

The mild, Mediterranean-like climate also ensures Walnut Creek is a hotspot for nature lovers and those who seek to explore hiking trails and vast open space in the great outdoors. The peaceful Mount Diablo State Park and untouched hillsides provide the backdrop for the city’s center. Regarded by many as the perfect getaway for shopping, dining, the arts and the outdoors, Walnut Creek has earned the title the “Jewel of the East Bay”.

Mount Diablo State Park
Mount Diablo above Walnut Creek
Summit of Mount Diablo
Lesher Art Centre
Bedford Gallery
Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek Hotel
Flemings Steakhouse
Mount Diablo State Park
Mount Diablo above Walnut Creek
Go
10 $ - 20 $
Travel time
40 Minutes
Estimated Fuel Cost
10 $ - 20 $

Getting to Walnut Creek from San Francisco could not be easier and the journey to Walnut Creek takes less than forty minutes. Starting out on US-101, you will join Interstate 80 before joining the CA-24 on the otherside of the bay which will take you all the way to Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek.

Although the scenery en-route is spectacular and memorable, there is little reason to stop until you reach the Walnut Creek and don't worry about getting lost, the mountain is visible from the moment you leave the bay.