Visit Concord California Blog

Staying Sustainable in Concord

Posted by Visit Concord on May 19, 2017 3:53:19 PM

Your next visit to Concord just got a whole lot greener. While it’s true the sunshine is frequent, the weather isn’t what’s turning the green up a notch – it’s the hotels. Hilton Concord and Crowne Plaza Concord both renovated their buildings inside and out to make being sustainable included in every guests’ hotel stay.

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Topics: Hotels

Celebrating the Summer of Love in Concord

Posted by Visit Concord on May 4, 2017 12:00:00 AM

It’s a clear summer evening on a Friday in 1967. You hear your friend’s Thunderbird pull up in the drive, grab two crisp dollar bills, and holler to your parents that you are headed out for the night. The two of you cruise down Salvio Street as Paul McCartney sings a dancing tune through the speakers. A line has already begun to form at the doors as you pull into the lot outside. Tonight, you’re catching a show at the Concord Coliseum. 

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Topics: Things to do in Diablo Valley

Concord Calendar: May 2017

Posted by Visit Concord on May 2, 2017 1:44:12 PM
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Concord Calendar: April 2017

Posted by Visit Concord on Apr 11, 2017 3:12:35 PM
There is no place like Concord, California in the spring. Mt. Diablo bursts with color as poppies bloom and wildflowers blossom, birds sing under the California sunshine and the East Bay emerges with events and activities for all. 

April Events

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Topics: Things to do in Diablo Valley

The Tasty Tale of Concord's Cheese Zombie

Posted by Visit Concord on Mar 30, 2017 4:02:28 PM

The only thing comparable to Concord’s renowned Cheese Zombies is the story behind them. In the early morning hours within Mount Diablo High School's kitchen, the delicious orb of dough and cheese came to be. The story begins over fifty years ago with two bakers, 144 pounds of dough and a layer of American cheese.

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Topics: Things to do in Diablo Valley

Concord Calendar : March 2017

Posted by Visit Concord on Mar 17, 2017 3:38:32 PM

 Spring is beginning to bloom in Concord, California and with it brings all kinds of events and activities. Check out the calendar below to find out all there is to see, do and explore in Concord. 

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Topics: Things to do in Diablo Valley

How to Plan the Ultimate East Bay Sports Tournament

Posted by Visit Concord on Feb 9, 2017 3:51:48 PM

Whether there are 15 teams or 250, planning a sports tournament is hard work. Finding a location with space to host multiple games that is in close proximity to dining and lodging — not to mention affordable and accessible, is no small task. With the recently developed partnership between Visit Concord and The Ultimate Fieldhouse, planning sports tournaments just got a whole lot easier.

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Topics: Sports

8 Places to Move & Groove in the East Bay

Posted by Visit Concord on Feb 3, 2017 3:37:49 PM

In search of a place where you can grab a meal and a beverage while listening to some tunes? The East Bay has a variety of venues that offer all types of music, dancing and karaoke. Whether you're looking to hit the dance floor or jam to live music, there are plenty of options to get your fix. Most of these venues are 21 and over.  

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Topics: Things to do in Diablo Valley

3 Reasons to Tie the Knot in Concord, CA

Posted by Visit Concord on Jan 25, 2017 9:09:52 AM

Concord - located in San Fracnisco's Bay — is known for sunnier skies, scenic views and easy access to the best of the Bay Area and Napa Valley. While unassuming, Concord is a beautiful and practical setting to celebrate one of life’s most important events: your wedding day. 

Whether you have already planned your ideal ceremony or are still looking for the perfect (yet affordable) setting, Concord offers multiple reasonable and flexible event spaces to host ceremonies and receptions.

 

  • Hilton Concord - The Golden Gate Ballroom can host up to 600 guests and can be arranged for ceremonies or receptions with various layout styles. The Hilton also offers an intimate outdoor option with their Fire Pit Courtyard. Catering options are available.

 

 

  • Crowne Plaza - The Atrium is a popular selection for ceremonies and conveniently located near the California Ballroom, which is perfect for receptions. Both spaces can entertain up to 500 guests with several floor plans to choose from. Catering packages are available. 

  • Clarion Hotel - Smaller, more intimate events, with up to 55 guests, will find the Clarion Hotel a better suit for their needs. The Clarion’s bright, attractive decor provides an inspired setting for the happy couple to honor and celebrate their special day. 
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Topics: Wedding

Kick-off Your Next Sporting Event in Concord, California

Posted by Visit Concord on Jan 6, 2017 12:41:28 PM

Concord, California and the East Bay area knock the ball out of the park for hosting a great event – abundant fields for multiple teams, comfortable lodging, and easy access for travelers near and far. Off the field and away from the stands, the dining and entertainment scene will keep players, their families and other sports fans well fed and lively. Center yourself in Concord and enjoy all of this and more, without breaking the bank.

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Topics: Sports