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Drive just a short distance away from the famous cities of the Bay Area, and you’ll reach the quiet city of Walnut Creek. The climate and people are welcoming, while the pedestrian-friendly shopping areas promise hours lost in boutiques and malls. Nearby spas and luxury hotels help you unwind, surrounded by the hills of this beautiful region. The Shadelands Ranch Museum, meanwhile, transports you to the start of the 20th century in a picturesque house museum. The free trolley system in Walnut Creek helps you get around Downtown, but if you want to travel further afield, you should rent a car through Orbitz.

Walnut Creek and beyond: Wine and wonder

Head out of Walnut Creek to reach some of the best city-break destinations and rural getaways in the whole Bay Area. We’ve picked three nearby spots to visit in your rental car.


The University of California Berkeley is a famous hotbed of radical ideology and forward-thinking academics. The prestigious institution hosts a fascinating museum on dinosaurs, an art gallery, and sporting arenas. For an escape into nature, visit the sprawling Tilden Regional Park on the edges of the city, or head to the university’s peaceful botanical garden.

Journey time: Around 25 minutes

Distance: Approximately 15 miles

San Francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge. Alcatraz. Lombard Street. San Francisco is one of America’s truly iconic cities, where the landmarks live up to the hype. Once you’ve had your fill of Ghirardelli chocolate and wandered over the bridge, tour the city’s many museums. The Exploratorium is popular with kids, while the de Young Museum has a vast collection of art from around the world.

Journey time: Around 45 minutes

Distance: Approximately 25 miles


Take one sip of wine grown from the valleys around the town of Napa to realize why this region has become one of the biggest wine-growing destinations in the world. Wineries such as Sterling Vineyards and Castello di Amorosa, among hundreds of others, are famed for the spectacular views that accompany your tasting sessions as you sample the fruits of their labor.

Journey time: Around 50 minutes

Distance: Approximately 40 miles