Consider it a modern-day Gold Rush. California’s pioneering craft breweries attract travelers looking for liquid gold, in the form of unforgettable ales and lagers. You’ll find plenty of pup-friendly taprooms tucked east of Oakland, in Contra Costa County. Whether you’re checking out taps or nature trails, base yourself in Concord.
Situated in central Contra Costa County, Concord is a short drive to dozens of dog-friendly breweries and beer destinations like Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar and Eureka. Plan your route with the Concord Visitor Center beer bundle, which includes a Contra Costa County Beer Trail map, reusable cup and sticker.
Work up a thirst on the Iron Horse Regional Trail, which stretches 32 miles between Concord and Pleasanton. (Leash rules apply on some trail segments.) Or, discover dog-friendly paved roads and developed areas within Mount Diablo State Park. Want a more mellow outing? Stroll through Concord’s downtown shops.