Roll a Few Frames at Diablo Valley Bowl

If you're looking for a fun way to spend time with friends, reserve a lane at Diablo Valley Bowl. The old-school bowling alley will transport you back in time to your childhood, complete with slick rental shoes and the ongoing cacophony of crashing pins. Since Diablo Valley Bowl also boasts a full-service kitchen and bar, […]

Sip Upscale Libations at Impulse Room Jazz Club

Impulse Room Jazz Club bills itself as "a place of discovery," and not just when it comes to the music. Its bar stocks craft beers and fine wines that you probably won't find at your average sports bar. The upscale libations are the perfect complement to the equally high-quality performers, who specialize in all different […]

Expect an Adrenaline Rush at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord

When Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord reopened this spring after a major makeover, it was just in time for the return of the hot summer temperatures. Take refuge all season long in the sprawling water park, which boasts everything from a wave pool and a lazy river to adrenaline-inducing slides and rides. Round up a […]

Celebrate Independence Day at the Pleasant Hill July 4th Celebration

Ring in Independence Day with a full slate of activities at the Pleasant Hill July 4th Celebration. The fun begins at 8 a.m. with the Firecracker 5K Fun Run. The route winds around Pleasant Hill and helps to raise money for local schools. If you're not interested in getting your sweat on, begin your day […]

Step Back in Time at Shadelands Ranch Museum

An antique telephone. A vintage stove. A retro ensemble. These are a few of the elements that tell the story of early-1900s Walnut Creek at Shadelands Ranch Museum. The museum was once the home of local man Hiram Penniman, his wife Carrie, and their four children. They built it in 1903 and raised their family […]

Play a Round of Pinball or Ms. Pacman at Retro Junkie

A full bar, a Ms. Pacman machine, and a mural of Prince with his shoulder-length locks flowing. Can you think of any better combination for a Friday night? When Retro Junkie debuted back in January, it brought these touches and more to Walnut Creek. Part gaming center, part live music venue, part bar and lounge, […]