Danville, California is one of Contra Costa County’s most vibrant cities with a growing population of successful young people, who enjoy many hobbies and leisure activities. A beautiful town set in lovely surroundings, Danville is also a vibrant urban center that has great shopping, dining, entertainment, art and culture, and various services to offer its residents. There are more than a dozen shopping centers in Danville, with local, regional, and national names to the stores, as well as salons, spas, and clinics offering health and beauty services, movie theaters, museums, art galleries, venues for music programs, kids’ clubs, a range of excellent restaurants, and much more.
Blackhawk Plaza, at Blackhawk Circle, is the premier shopping center in Danville, designed to make your visit relaxed and pleasurable, with landscaped grounds, an interior aquatic garden, charming regional architecture, and scattered bistro seating for shoppers to take a break, a children’s play area and regular kids’ events, and a regular calendar of promotional and community events. There are many fine dining options with restaurants such as Ferrari’s Cucina Italiana, The Prickly Pear Cantina, Blue Gingko, Roti’s and others. The stores include boutiques, kids’ clothing, shoes, jewelry, home furnishings and accessories, toys and gifts, a bookshop, a chocolatier, and an art gallery that showcases Danville artists’ work. Health and beauty services include a spa, beauty salons, dentistry, plastic surgery, an optometrist, and a fitness center. Blackhawk Auto Museum is a world-famous Smithsonian affiliate. There are two movie theaters, and services such as a bank, dance and music studios, automobile advice, nanny and tutor services, and cleaners.
Castle Square, on Camino Ramon and Fostoria Way, has stores such as Tuesday Morning where you can pick up fine, upscale goods at bargain prices; Costco Wholesale; Boswell’s Party Supplies; Home Consignment Center selling furniture, art, jewelry and accessories; Marshalls for apparel; and Gymtastic, a gymnastics, sports and fitness school for young kids.
Town and Country, on San Ramon Valley Boulevard, has beauty services in Tribez Salon and Great Clips for Hair, McCallou’s for apparel and accessories; Danville Travel give travel services; First Choice Abbey Carpet; Talkin’ Baseball trading in sports memorabilia; Walgreen’s; Ernie’s Wines 7 Liquors; CarlaPie Baby and Kids, with clothes, accessories, and necessities for babies, kids and moms; Kinder’s Grill with meats, sauces, marinades, and a deli; and Fish on Fire.
Green Valley, on Diablo Road, has several places to pick up food or buy ingredients: Taco Bell, Christy’s Donuts, China Gourmet, Slow G’s Eatery, and Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market; Walgreen’s, Diablo Printing & Copying; Hesperian Cleaners, and the Hospice Foundation of the East Bay.
Crossroads of Danville, on San Ramon Valley Boulevard, with a number of restaurants and food outlets, such as Miglet’s Gluten Free Bakery, Bagel Box, Domino’s, Los Pancho’s Mexican and Kojis Japanese restaurants, also caters to looks with Elegant Nail Salon and Joanna’s Bridal & Tailoring, and has services such as realtors, cleaners, tutoring, and home care. Danville International Market is located here. There is a FedEx and Radio Shack store.
Sycamore Square, on San Ramon Valley Road, is the place to go to for home improvement services – Danville Painting and Decorating, Kitchens of Diablo, and At Home Décor and Design, are all here; Lucky’s supermarket; UPS and CVS/Pharmacy also have stores here, and there is a nail salon, and Kindercare Learning Center.
Danville Square, on Railroad Avenue, has a Trader Joe’s; Danville Music; Eye Q Optometric Designs; Beauty Source; Create your Home; Parrot AT&T; services like Just Tix, ticketing agents, and Bank of America Home Loan; and things to eat and drink at Z Pizza, Starbuck’s, and Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt.
Historic Downtown, on Hartz Avenue, has several grooming salons – Frontier Barber Shop, Shear Adventures (for kids), Jerol’s Salon and Spa, and Danville Hairlines; Flaunt Boutique; Hartz and Soles; Darren Jewelers, who will repair your jewelry while you wait; Rakestraw Books; and Danville Cigar, Fine Wine & Fine Gifts.
Iron Horse Plaza, on Railroad Avenue, is a source for special foods: high quality fresh produce at Lunardi’s Market, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, and One Earth Health Foods; and La Boulange Café and Bakery, Chow, and Panda Express for eating out. Other stores are Pegasus Bicycle Works, Verizon 4G Wireless, Supercuts, and Penguin Cleaners.
Tassajara Crossing, on Camino Tassajara, has a pet shop, Pyrenees Pets, and a clinic for pets, Tassajara Veterinary Clinic; Tassajara Hardware; CVS/Pharmacy; and a number of restaurants: Garlex Pizza, Togo’s, Strizzi’s Restaurant, Café Meyers’, China Paradise Restaurant, Ascona Pizza, and Bagel Street Café.
The Rose Garden, on Camino Ramon, in keeping with its charming old-world name, has a store for knitting enthusiasts, A Yarn Less Travelled; a gardening supplies store, Navlet’s; and Stella Luna, where you make your own mosaic candles. There are restaurants – Esin, Amici’s, and Starbucks; Olive boutique, Total Threads, and Maria, Maria are other stores; Kids and Teen World for children’s furniture, and Keller Williams Realty.
The Village at Tassajara, on Crow Canyon Road, has number of restaurants, and food and drink stores: Juice Zone, Village Wine and Liquors, Big Apple Bagels, Garlex Pizza, Subway Sandwiches, McDonald’s, Similan Thai Cuisine, Starbucks, Brandy Ho’s Hunan Food, Amazing Chinese Wok, and Aryana’s Afghan Cuisine. There are spas – Jade Day Spa and Pure Essence Med Spa; a veterinary, Blackhawk; Supercuts and Hair Masters Salon; Chevron and UPS stores; Kell Properties; and Classy Cleaners. Safeway is located opposite The Village.
The Danville Livery Mercantile is on Sycamore Valley Road. This popular shopping center has a warm country ambience, a variety of retail shops and service businesses, and plentiful parking. Charming tree-lined outdoor areas planted with vibrant flowers, flanked by towering redwoods make it a pleasure to dine, shop, and spend time here. Stores such as Stride-Rite, Games Unlimited, East Bay Flower Company, Stephen’s Fine Jewelry, and restaurants such as Forbes Mill Steakhouse, Luna Loca, Martini Sky and The Flame Broiler are just some of the eateries and shops you can visit.
Downtown Danville Walking Map