Unlike most small towns, Danville, California has no shortage of things to see and do. This charming little town is packed with a wide variety of dining, shopping, cultural, and recreational options. Once you’ve picked your destination, all you need is to figure out how you want to get there. Getting around Danville is easy. Most destinations are easily accessible by car, taxi, bus, bike or foot. Take a look at these choices and find the option that best fits your trip’s needs:
Danville’s leadership had the foresight to ensure that getting around town by car is convenient and stress free. In particular, they focused their efforts on the busy downtown district. Thanks to the numerous parking lots in the area, downtown has ample public parking for both visitors and locals. Unlike many neighboring communities of similar size, Danville provides free, time-limited public parking for the entire downtown area. The six municipal parking lots available for public use are completely free of charge, and contain time-limit designations of two-, three- and four-hours. Please see the downtown parking map for locations.
Smart people call for a cab after a long night out in one of Danville’s lively restaurants and bars. Reliable taxi companies operating the area include Danville Taxi Service (925-831-1111), Yellow Cab of Walnut Creek (925-934-1234) and AZ Cab (925-600-0055).
If you don’t feel like driving, the County Connection transit agency provides reliable and cheap bus service throughout Danville. Service runs from around 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays, and from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekends. A regular fare only costs $2.00 per trip, express fares cost $2.25 and paratransit fares cost $4.00. County Connection also offers discounted fares through various pass programs. Please visit the County Connection website for their latest schedules.
Getting around Danville by car is convenient, but there’s nothing like going for a relaxing walk around town. Danville, after all, is the perfect picture of small-town charm. The weather is perfect year-round, and the streets are lined with flowers, benches and trees. There are also a number of historical sites and beautiful houses to see. Danville has created an official historic walking tour of the downtown area that covers many of town’s colorful historical landmarks, most of which date back to the nineteenth century. The tour begins at the Old Oak Tree on Diablo Road and ends at a historically significant house on Hartz Avenue. One of the best ways to get to know a place is to walk around it. This walking tour is a wonderful opportunity to truly understand Danville by learning about its past.
Getting around Danville by bike is now easier than ever. The town recently created two bike lanes along Tassajara Ranch Drive, a busy intersection often used by southbound bicyclists. Danville also announced plans to install 39 new bicycle racks in 11 different locations.
Bycycle Mapping in Contra Costa County
Iron Horse Trail Map
Residents and commuters of Danville can take advantage of the following commuter incentive programs and services:
Parking Time Zones