The biggest city in Contra Costa County, Concord is home to more than 122,000 people. It is also one of the biggest cities in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are a lot of attractions that you can visit on a Concord, California bus rental.
Get on a Concord, California bus rental and head to Waterworld California. The water park, opened in the 1990s, has 25 water slides, which is more than the water slides in other water parks in the state. It also has 25 water rides. There are also attractions that are geared towards kids.
Meanwhile, the kids will fall in love with Pixieland Amusement Park, where they can ride the Pixieland Express, the Red Baron Airplane, the Windy Grove Cars, the Antique Carousel, and other kiddie rides.
The city is home to the yearly Concord Jazz Festival. The festival has been attracting crowds since the late 1960s and it is currently drawing around 17,000 people a year. Some of the past performers at the festival include Oscar Peterson, Peter Nero, Ella Fitzgerald, George Shearing, Dave Brubeck, and Gerry Mulligan. Other yearly events you should not miss are the July 4th Run, Parade, and Fireworks, Cool Concord Nights, and the city's holiday events such as the tree lighting ceremony and Santa's Grand Arrival.
If you get the chance, do catch the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps as they perform. The Drum Corps International member has won 17 DCI World championships.
You could also visit the Shiva Murugan Temple, the first traditional Hindu place of worship in the entire country. Or watch the shows at the Concord Pavilion. The amphitheater accommodates up to 12,500 people and was designed by Frank Gehry and Peter Walker.
Shop at Sunvalley Shopping Center, where you have 1.4 million sq. ft. of retail space. The regional shopping mall is anchored by Sears, JCPenney, and Macy's. You can also go to Concord Farmers' Market, which is open year round, and is the best place to buy the freshest fruits and vegetables, as well as other merchandise.
If you get hungry, then you will simply love the restaurants in Concord. Check out the salads, sandwiches and other treats at the Parma Delicatessen, or check out the Mexican fare at Mercado del Sol, Tortilleria El Molino, or Salsa Verde Mexican Cuisine.
If you are vegetarian, then you are in luck because you can have a delicious meal at Veggie Today. Or you can go to Englund’s Cafe & Catering, Monument Grill, Steel House BBQ, DJ’s Bistro, or Himalayan Cuisine for more yummy food!
There are two golf courses in Concord that you can play on. First, you have the Diablo Creek Golf Course, where you have 18 holes with close to 6,500 yards at the longest tees. The golf course has a 69 par, 70.5 course rating, and 118 slope rating. It was designed by Robert Muir Graves and was first opened in the 1960s.
You also have the Buchanan Fields Golf Course, where you have nine holes of golf with close to 2,000 yards at the longest tees. It has a par of 31, course rating of 59.0 and slope rating of 83. The course was also designed by Robert Muir Graves and was first opened in the 1950s.
Further, you can watch the Annual Youth Soccer Tournament. Or you can go to the Daniel E. Boatwright Youth Sports Complex to watch organized sports games.
Two houses are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Don Francisco Galindo House was built in the 1850s and has Greek revival and Italianate design. The house is one of the very few remaining Victorian ranches in the county.
Meanwhile, the Don Fernando Pacheco Adobe sits on 1.5 acres of land and was designed by the Miranda Brothers and is the first permanent structure in the area, having been built in the 1840s. Today, it houses offices and other businesses, but it used to be a bank and restaurant.
Additionally, check out the Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial, which pays tribute to the Port Chicago disaster, as well as highlights the contributions of Port Chicago in the Second World War.
Visit the Markham Regional Arboretum, where you have 16 acres of natural arboretum. The facility was founded in the 1980s and features a farmhouse and cares for several animals at the Markham Nature Park, which is located in the arboretum.
Swim at the Concord Community Pool, which features play structures and the Meadow Homes Spray Park.
You can also visit the John F. Baldwin Park, where you have 18 acres of space that features the Concord Senior Center, child care facility, preschool classrooms, play area, bocce courts, softball field, basketball court, Baldwin Dog Park and dance studio. There are also picnic facilities dotting the park. Then you have the Dave Brubeck Park, which has 8 acres of space and has excellent picnic areas, as well as a kids play area. The park is where community events are held, including car shows and the Singing Flag event.
The 26 acre Hillcrest Community Park has athletic fields, a flying area for model airplanes, and Matteo's Dream: A Playground for Children of All Abilities. Then you have Newhall Community Park, with 126 acres of space and has several sports fields, as well as a dog park.
Or you can go to Willow Pass Community Park, where you have 40 acres featuring six softball fields, batting cages, and an amusement area. Then check out the 9.5-acre Ygnacio Valley Park, where you can jog, play ball, have a picnic, and even let the kids play in the play area.
Other parks you can go to include Todos Santos Plaza, Sun Terrace Park, Lime Ridge Open Space, Ellis Lake Park, and BART Linear Park, among many others.
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