Destination guide

Take in the riverfront beauty of Walnut Creek

The riverfront and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Walnut Creek. This scenic and welcoming city is well known for its shopping, restaurants and hiking. Lafayette Gallery and Waterworld California are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Walnut Creek

Do you want to find things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Walnut Creek has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Waterworld California (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Tilden Park Golf Course (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Oakland Zoo (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Bridges Golf Club (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Indian Rock Park (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • Children's Fairyland (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Walnut Creek

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Walnut Creek is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Tilden Regional Park (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • Gardens at Heather Farm (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Ruth Bancroft Garden (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Castle Rock Park (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Lafayette Reservoir (4.3 mi / 7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Walnut Creek

The nearest airport is in Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field), located 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is 15.3 mi (24.7 km) away.

Consider catching a ride on the metro at Walnut Creek Station or Pleasant Hill-Contra Costa Centre BART Station if you're interested in seeing more of the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Walnut Creek?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,497 holiday lettings around Walnut Creek. From 735 flats & apartments to 428 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Walnut Creek?

There is a multitude of reasons to stay somewhere central when it's your first time in a new city, but you can't argue with the number one draw — location, location, location! HomeAway has 163 centrally located holiday properties available. Open to more ideas? HomeAway has heaps more property options to look through, including:

  • 97 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 70 mountain-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 62 seaside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Walnut Creek?

If you want the space to spread out, relax and maybe even cook up a dinner or two, you're going to love climbing the stairs up to your very own apartment. You'll be able to choose from 587 different options via HomeAway. How does £53 a night sound? That's what you could be spending if you don't put it off for too long! Or maybe you'd rather one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • House: 460 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.
  • Condo: 160 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £46 per night.
  • Hotel: 152 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £43 per night.

Can I stay in Walnut Creek in a large group?

The recipe for an unforgettable escape is hanging out with your favourite people in an entirely new place. If you'll be travelling with a big group, HomeAway can help you. 106 house holiday rentals are listed. Currently, they're the leading choice here for sizeable groups. Rental accommodation around this area that are perfect for large groups include:

  • Are you looking for rentals that can hold 6 of you? We have 252 that will suit. The prices start from £73 per night.
  • After a holiday rental for 8 people? We have 149 that will work well. You can book one for as little as £140 a night.
  • Planning a trip away with 5 guests? We offer 147 properties for rent that will be perfect. Prices start from £74 a night.

So don't fret! When you book with us you can take your mom, your brother and all your besties to Walnut Creek.

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