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Spots to Take Holiday Guests

Guests are arriving—what to do? Here are some ideas of where to take them and show off the place you call home.

Do you have out-of-town guests? Wondering what to show them without leaving this side of the Caldecott Tunnel?

Try these tips:

For the fashionista:

  • , Broadway Plaza, downtown Walnut Creek and downtown Danville all have unique-to-the area stores with plenty of options to please the most discerning shopper.
  • Venture further into downtown Walnut Creek for some great vintage hunting grounds, such as Labels on North Main Street. In downtown Danville, there also are several shops in which customers will find designer seconds and vintage clothing and accessories, including the on Hartz Avenue.

For the great outdoors lover:

For the history buff:

For the literary buff:

  • Eugene O'Neil National Historic site. The home of the only U.S. playwright to win the Nobel Prize is in Danville, and can be visited by reservation or on Saturdays without reservations.
  • Independent bookstores or are great destinations to indulge a bibliophile.

For the foodie:

For a touch of "local color":

  • Elliot's Bar,, , , the new and are spots to mingle with locals in Danville.  In neighboring San Ramon, is another spot. 

 For the solitude seeker:

  • offers stunning views and beautiful grounds with nooks to explore. Check in at the gift shop in the main building and the volunteers will acquaint you with the grounds. There also are short hikes that work well for children.
  • Walking a labyrinth can provide time to think. There are four labyrinths around town, click to read more about them.

For the wine lover:

For guests with kids in tow:

  • I recently wrote about what when the weather turns stormy, and the suggestions work well for antsy little visitors as well.

Enjoy your guests!

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