Explore The San Francisco East Bay

Explore The San Francisco East Bay

Lafayette is well known as the crown jewel of the East Bay!  This small community in the lavish hills of Lamorinda is home of many shops, restaurants, scenic hiking trails, and more.  Lafayette is also minutes to the popular downtown area of Walnut Creek and only 45 minutes from the city of San Francisco.   In order to make your stay a memorable one, we have gladly put together a guide of attractions and destinations in the nearby area.  

Cultural Attractions and Fun Activities

Broadway Plaza Shopping Center

This exclusive outdoor shopping mall in downtown Walnut Creek features over 100 boutiques, specialty shops and department stores including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Macy's, Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma and more, and is within two miles of the Lafayette Park Hotel.

For more Information, please call (925) 939-7600, or we are happy to assist you.

California Shakespeare Theater

Established more than three decades ago, Cal Shakes as it’s called, is acclaimed as "the best of the West Coast Shakespeare Festivals," and is now firmly established as one of the premier summer cultural events in Northern California.

For more information, please call (510) 548-9666, or we are happy to assist you.

Dean Lesher Regional Center For The Arts

Opened in October 1990, the Center is home to Walnut Creek's own Center Repertory Co., known as Center REP, Diablo Light Opera Co. and Contra Costa Musical Theatre.

For more information, please call (925) 943-7469, or we are happy to assist you.

Oakland A’s, Oakland Raiders, Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants, and the San Francisco 49ers

Utilize the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service to the Lafayette BART Station to gain easy access to watch your favorite teams compete, or ask us for easy directions.

The Sleep Train Pavilion

A major outdoor concert venue, the Sleep Train Pavilion is located 20 minutes east of the hotel and features an array of top talent musical concerts and performances.

For more information, please call (925) 676-8742, or we are happy to assist you.

The Lafayette Recreation Area

The Lafayette Recreation Area is an all-year day-use area ideal for hiking, jogging, fishing, boating and picnicking, located off Highway 24 is only two and half miles away from the hotel.  We are happy to guide you to the area and all of the great things to enjoy there!

Boundary Oaks Golf Course

The 18-hole championship Boundary Oak Golf Course is outfitted with a lighted driving range and a PGA professionally accredited staff of six.  We can help you arrange tee times during your stay, or for more information please call Boundary Oak Golf Course at (925) 934-4775.

Diablo Hills Golf Course

Located in near the hotel in Walnut Creek, this 9-hole, Par 34 Golf Course designed by Robert Muir Graves, offers a challenging round of golf.  We can help to arrange tee times during your stay or please call Diablo Hills Golf Course at (925) 939-7372.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

The only wildlife and thrill ride park of its kind in the world; every day at Discovery Kingdom is filled with personal encounters and one-of-a-kind experiences with magnificent animals of land, sea and air.  Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is located in Vallejo, only 30 minutes northwest of the hotel.

For more information, please call (707) 644-4000, or we are happy to assist you.

Waterworld California

Looking to beat the heat? Visit Waterworld California home to more waterslides than any other water park in Northern California.  The park is located in Concord, only 15 minutes northwest of the Hotel.

For more information, please call (925) 609-1364, or we are happy to assist you.

Other Destinations

St. Mary’s College of California

We are virtually the closest hotel to St. Mary’s College in the hills of Moraga, one of the oldest private colleges on the west coast.  St. Mary’s is popular for its beautiful grounds, excellent academics, alumni events and outstanding sports teams.

Berkeley and University of California

The hotel is located within 20 minutes of Berkeley and the University of California campus.  We are happy to provide directions and even tips on parking and the sites to see.

San Francisco

Within a 30-minute drive or an easy BART ride that takes you directly into San Francisco, you can visit all the landmarks with ease: Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, Pier 39, the Embarcadero, Ghirardelli Square, the Golden Gate Bridge and more. We are happy to help you plan your sightseeing itinerary!

Napa Valley and Sonoma Wine Country

You can find yourself in the heart of world famous Wine Country within a 45 minute drive from the hotel!  Explore some of the very finest wineries and restaurants in the world, or just go enjoy the scenery and perhaps a picnic.  We are happy to help you plan your sightseeing itinerary!