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Getting Around Walnut Creek for Visitors

Moving around Walnut Creek isn’t difficult. While the city is home to 66,000 residents, many of its attractions are located near each other, and if you’re staying in one of Walnut Creek’s great hotels, you are sure to be in the heart of the city. That being said, a car is still the easiest way to get around, although there are some other options if you don’t drive or do not have your car during your visit.

Driving
If you are planning on driving while in Walnut Creek, the easiest way to travel around the city, as well as in and out of it, is by Highway 24 and Interstate 680, which cut through the city’s business districts. These routes will help you reach Walnut Creek on your drive in and will lead you to Oakland and other cities if you plan on taking day trips during your stay. When you’re driving downtown, however, be sure you watch out for pedestrians and bring money for parking meters or for one of the city’s many garages. If you park in a mall garage, instead of a city garage, you can validate for parking ticket for up to three hours.

If you’re not bringing your own car, but would like to travel by one, there are several taxi services available, as well as car rental options.

For a taxi, try contacting this company:
Yellow Cab of Walnut Creek
1517 2nd Ave., Walnut Creek, CA 94597
(925) 934-1234
Website: www.contracostayellowcab.com

If you want to travel by car, but find that taxis are too expensive for your needs, renting a car is a convenient option. Walnut Creek has many options for renting cars, including this one:
Hertz Rent a Car
2042 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
(925) 280-2827 ‎
Website: www.hertz.com

Public Transportation
If you don’t plan on using a car while in the city, Walnut Creek has a few options for public transportation. Walnut Creek is home to a BART station, which would save you the trouble of having to drive through any traffic. Coming in on the BART to see downtown? There is a free shuttle that runs between the BART station and several of stops downtown. You can also use the County Connection bus line, which will get you around Walnut Creek and other cities in Contra Costa County. If you want to be truly economical and environmentally friendly, you can always travel on foot. This option is best if your hotel is near the attractions you would like to see.

Bicycle
Bicycling is another way to get around the city and county. With the area’s plethora of biking trails, this is a healthy and inexpensive way to travel. Try the Iron Horse Trail on for size. Bisecting the city and running north to south, this trail will put you near many stores and businesses in Walnut Creek. There are also a few other trails that make biking a viable option for getting around the city. Don’t know where to go? Try this mapping system. Plug in point A and point B and it will tell you the best way to bike there.