Submitted by Brianne
A few hours
SF Bay Area Trip Highlights
SF Bay Area Neighborhood
OverviewDo you live in the Bay Area and have a few hours on your hands? Head out to downtown Walnut Creek! The weather is gorgeous in June and it's perfect for walking around and exploring this outdoor shopping area. The best part is that no matter your budget, there is always something to do. You can shop at department stores such as Nordstroms, Macy's, and Neiman Marcus. But you can also shop at consignment shops, vintage stores, and specialty food shops. When you want to take a break, you can have any kind of food from Cuban and Thai to Mexican and Greek, or just stop at one of the dessert spots. Whether you're with your family, your partner, or your best friend, there is something for everyone.
How to get there and get around
Downtown Walnut Creek has plenty of parking lots to choose from, especially along Locust Street and Main Street. If you don't want to drive, you can take the BART to the Walnut Creek station and take the Route 4 free shuttle to downtown!
Best Restaurants (or places to eat) in the area
Restaurant: An All-American and Scandinavian
restaurant known for their large selection of eggs
benedict. Try the Novia Scotia (smoked salmon and
sauteed spinach) or Dungeness Crab Eggs Benedict
(dungeness crab with cooked spinach) and don't
leave without a mimosa!
La Fogota: A Mexican bar and grill with all of your favorites including burritos, tacos, enchiladas, as well as combination plates. They are known for their Happy Hour at their sports bar that has six widescreen televisions.
SF Bay Area Neighborhood Characteristics
Local hangouts, Shopping spots
There are plenty of brand clothing stores such as Loft, Lucky Brand, and Talbots. But make sure to check out the consignment shops such as Labels Luxury or the speciality olive oil shop, We Olive and Wine Bar. You can sample all of their own olive oils and vinegars. Make sure to try their Peach White Balsamic Vinegar, Blood Orange Balsamic Vinegar, and their Blackberry Balsamic Vinegar. For those feeling less adventurous, you can always take home their classic olive oils infused with basil, garlic, or lemon.