Make a Deal With Diablo (Starting at $70)

Concord, California (EastBayDaily) — It’s known as the sunnier side of the Bay. There are thousands of miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, and breathtaking, birds-eye views of Northern California, including the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Napa Valley.

California residents don’t need to make a deal with the devil to experience this kind of paradise. From now until Dec. 30, 2014, Diablo Valley hotels are offering steeply discounted rates, starting at $70, to California residents to discover what the area nestled in the foothills surrounding Mount Diablo Valley is all about.

“Everyone in the Bay area knows about Mount Diablo, but the surrounding area is still a mystery to many people,” said Matt Hohenstreet, Diablo Valley board member. “We want California residents to discover what life is like in Diablo Valley.”

To browse hotel options and make reservations, California residents can visit To confirm the rate, guests must present a valid California State ID upon arrival. The discounted rate will be available until Dec. 30, 2014.

The Lure of Diablo Diablo Valley is 30 miles northeast of Oakland and 40 miles northeast of San Francisco, making it an ideal home base to explore the East Bay. With nine hotels providing ample lodging in Concord, California — without East Bay prices – as well as convenient public transportation, it’s easy to plan visits to San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Napa Valley which are all less than an hour away.

Music, dining and outdoor life are a major part of the culture in Diablo Valley. Historic downtown Concord’s central square, Todos Santos Plaza delights visitors and locals with a weekly farmer’s market, and enlivens the nights with live music ranging from classical to zydeco and jazz. More than 40 restaurants dot the area, ranging from elegant fare to the best sandwiches in the area, and five local craft breweries are making a name for themselves. The outdoor Concord Pavilion, with views overlooking Mount Diablo, draws tens of thousands of music lovers each year to see internationally known performers from famous legends to top contemporary artists.

For those who love the outdoors, there are thousands of miles to explore, including a day hike to the 3,949-foot summit of Mount Diablo, which offers unparalleled birds-eye vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Napa Valley. Others explore the area on horseback, traveling on remote, scenic trails.

For more information on Diablo Valley, including events, music, festivals and lodging options, visit

About Diablo Valley Diablo Valley ( is a hidden gem in the East Bay, conveniently located near or a short drive from San Francisco, Napa Valley, San Jose and Sacramento. Accessible by public transportation, travelers delight in discovering the beauty and adventure of Diablo Valley, which is anchored by the historic and spirited city of Concord with vibrant outdoor festivals, dining, microbreweries, abundant parks, and recreation options, along with Mount Diablo State Park, featuring hundreds of miles of regional hiking and biking trails. Whether taking day trips to San Francisco or Napa Valley, or enjoying the active California life and breathtaking views of Mount Diablo, the area features modern, friendly lodging and locations for families, weddings, and corporate events.


Beth Strautz


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