1050 Burnett Avenue
Concord, CA 94520
Phone: (925) 566-8820
Fax: (925) 566-8821
A premier indoor family entertainment center for children under 12 and their parents, this jungle themed, 20,000 square foot facility includes a massive play structure, a wide variety of hosted party experiences, skill games, homemade gourmet pizzas, and hands-on activities all in a fun-filled environment.
Diablo Valley College (DVC) dates back to the year 1949, when it began as the East Contra Costa Junior College, a publicly owned two-year community college. It was rechristened as DVC in 1958 and is one of the most prized institutions of the Contra Costa Community College District in Pleasant Hill. A verdant campus, well-qualified faculty, excellent infrastructure and expansive educational programs and courses are some of the features of this wonderful college. Besides academics, DVC strives for excellence in art and culture, athletics and other sports. DVC's Information Center is one of the most well-equipped of such centers in the district. Visit website for information on courses, admission procedures and more.
The John F. Kennedy University lies in the city of Pleasant Hill in California. This nonprofit establishment has three colleges under its wing. Founded in 1964, the strength of the faculty is around 700 and they enroll about 1600 students per year. Besides the College of Undergraduate Studies, College of Graduate and Professional Studies and the College of Law, they have also founded an Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership to stimulate young leaders and entrepreneurs to lead their own companies. This university is also a pioneer in social work. Visitors and potential students are welcome to the university on Open Days. Check website for timings.
Home of Q-ZAR Laser Tag, the most technologically advanced laser game ever seen, this 4,500 square foot entertainment facility is filled with pulsating lights, high energy music, and laser enhancing mist. Visitors can play an action-packed game which combines the ever-popular games of hide and seeks, tag, and capture the flag with state-of-the-art interactive computer and laser technology.
Perfect for a leisurely afternoon, Downtown Pleasant Hill offers visitors a chance to explore the many retail outlets, stores, restaurants and recreational spaces while strolling around the area. From beauty salons, theatres, cinemas, cafe's, speciality stores and more, it's easy to while away a few hours here. With plenty of available options, stop by Downtown Pleasant Hill for a pleasant time with family or friends.
Providing fun and enchantment to area children for over 40 years, this amusement park contains a wide variety of rides for children to enjoy, as well as offers attractions and events throughout the year.
Located in Walnut Creek, this museum is a multi-purpose facility that cares for injured and endangered animals from all over the state of California. It operates the largest veterinary rehabilitation hospital in the United States, treating over 6000 wild animals annually. In addition, they have educational tours for children, and a learning theater.
If you are a nature enthusiast, taking a trip to The Ruth Bancroft Garden is a great way to explore 2.5 acres of a flora kingdom. This botanical garden offers a number of tour packages that take you through a range of interesting plant species. You can also choose to attend some of the informative workshops held here and interact with eminent biologists. Check the website for the list of closing days.
Gardens at Heather Farm is located in Walnut Creek, California. It is a six-acre (2.42-hectare) property with stunnings views of Mount Diablo. It is open to visitors on all seven days of the week. Some of the gardens here at Heather Farm are Black Pine Garden, Butterfly Garden, Sensory Garden, Native Plant Garden, Mother's Garden, Diablo Ascent Garden, Cowden Rose Garden, and many more.
The Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial stands eloquently as a memorial dedicated to the people who died in the horrifying Port Chicago disaster. The memorial has immense monumental value and is a part of the Concord Naval Weapons Station. This memorial is a poignant reminder of the disastrous effects that a war can inflict on any nation.
The Old Borges Ranch is a historically significant district that was originally a family ranch owned by Frank Borges. This historical ranch forms the core of the Walnut Creek's Shell Ridge Open Space events and is now a ranger station. Open to all, visitors can explore the on-site home, farming machinery and other objects prevalent in that era. Check website for details.
This building served as a State Capitol from 1853 to 1854, and the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park houses this structure. The interiors as well as the exterior portion has been restored and is open to general public for viewing. Visitors can explore the furniture, furnishings and fixtures that were used in the bygone era. Guided tours or group visits can also be arranged with prior reservations.