Take a walk through time

By: DogTrekker Staff
Salvio Pacheco Plaza in Concord.
Photo by Visit Concord.

Todos Santos Plaza, in the heart of downtown Concord, has been a community gathering space since 1869. A bronze statue here honors Don Salvio Pacheco, who received a land grant for Concord’s Ygnacio Valley and gave parcels to early Todos Santos (today’s Concord) residents. Leash up the dog and check out the city’s Spanish-inspired architecture on a free audio walking tour produced by Visit Concord and the Concord Historical Society.

Get the lay of the land at the Concord Visitor Center, where you’ll find maps, merchandise and helpful travel advice. Vintage photos from the Concord Historical Society show how the landscape once looked, while also showcasing the city’s evolution. From here, embark on your self-guided walking tour. (Please note, the audio works best through the Geotourist app that’s available for Apple or Android devices.)

The tour highlights more than two dozen sites, including historic structures like the Salvio Pacheco Adobe and a 1938 firehouse, along with a memorial honoring Concord-born jazz musician Dave Brubeck. When it’s time for food, detour into LiMA, a mainstay that serves Peruvian fare, or order a sandwich and a California-brewed beer at the Hop Grenade. Both downtown spots have dog-friendly seating.


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