5 Somewhat Uncommon Things to Do in Walnut Creek, California When Heading on Assignment

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5 Somewhat Uncommon Things to Do in Walnut Creek, California When Heading on Assignment

Cross Country TravCorps
April 27, 2017 10:54 AM (EDT)
One of the best parts about taking a travel assignment is exploring your new city, and Walnut Creek, California has plenty to offer visitors and residents alike. Whether you are interested in the local wildlife, arts scene or craft brews, or just enjoy being outdoors, Walnut Creek has something to offer you. If you aren’t sure where to begin, here are five somewhat uncommon things to do while on assignment.

Lindsay Wildlife Experience

The Lindsay Wildlife Experience offers a learning experience that is appropriate for people of all ages. There is also a fully functional wildlife hospital onsite. Visitors to the facility can learn about the various indigenous species in the area, including the opportunity for some close encounters to form a deeper connection with the animal kingdom. More than 50 species are on exhibit and the site only features animals that are unable to be released into the wild. Otherwise, rehabilitated animals are sent on their way as soon as they are healthy enough to return to the wild.

Lesher Center for the Arts

The Lesher Center for the Arts provides Walnut Creek area residents and visitors access to live theater performances including popular musicals, classic theater, ballet, and symphony nights. The site also features the Bedford Gallery, highlighting a range of art exhibits including permanent installations and traveling shows.

Ruth Bancroft Garden

Featuring a collection of water-conserving plants, the Ruth Bancroft Garden allows the public to explore flora designed to thrive in drought-prone locales. A calendar maintained on the website lets visitors know what plants are in bloom during the current month, allowing those specifically interested in seeing the various flowers to know exactly what to look for during their visit. For those interested in taking a plant home, the Ruth Bancroft Garden also has a nursery where certain species are available for purchase.

Calicraft Brewing Co.

If craft beers are a passion or you just appreciate a good brew, Calicraft Brewing Co. focuses on California-grown ingredients as inspiration for their beers. The Walnut Creek Taproom provides access to all of their featured beers, allowing you to choose options that suit your taste. Or, if you want to explore everything these brewers have to offer, choose a 12 beer flight and let your taste buds take the full tour.

Walnut Creek Annual Art & Wine Festival

For travel nurses in the Walnut Creek area in June, the Annual Art & Wine Festival offers a range of food and drink experiences along with live music and art pieces from local artists. Featured wines and beers are from local establishments, and admission to the event (and parking) is always free. While the event is only for two days, it is certainly a must-see if you are in the area.
Walnut Creek has so much to offer, making it a fun destination for any travel nurse interested in exploring the local area. If you are looking for more information about assignments in Walnut Creek, contact our team of talent acquisition specialists to speak about opportunities that may be available to you.

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