Walnut Creek is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States, located 16 miles (26 kilometres) east of the city of Oakland in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Although not the largest city within the county, Walnut Creek serves as a hub for its neighboring cities because of its location at the junction of (I-680) and San Francisco/Oakland (SR-24) and its accessibility by BART. Its active downtown neighborhood features hundred-year-old buildings and extensive high-end retail establishments, restaurants and entertainment venues. As of 2014, the city's total estimated population is 67,673. Wikipedia
Walnut Creek is a small town where you can go for a relaxing weekend. Name after the cluster of walnut trees by the brook, Walnut Creek is full of outdoor and indoor fun. You can spend the day at the Old Borges Ranch with its beautiful barns, outbuildings, and other farm activities. The Mount Diablo State Park should feature on your list if you are interested in hiking or bicycling or simply spending time in the wilderness. There are plenty of wild animals in this park, so being careful is advised. The Heather Farms Park is a recreation centre for picnics, tennis, fishing, sand volleyball etc. The Shadelands Ranch Historical Museum exhibits artefacts of the Contra Costa and Walnut Creek. The town is a shopaholics paradise and the major shopping centers are in downtown and near Broadway Plaza. Tour the city of Walnut Creek for a rustic Californian experience.
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