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”.
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.