Walnut Creek

The city has a diverse selection of cultural activities, including botanical gardens, a skate park, galleries and museums, and the Dean Lesher Center for the Arts, one of the East Bay's preeminent performance venues

Walnut Creek is the nearest large city to Saint Mary's College and a good bet for finding quality accommodations when visiting. Walnut Creek's downtown retail district will also accommodate your shopping needs, whether you're looking for the newest fashions or the latest in electronics.