Pleasant Hill is also accessible by car from highway 680 with exits at Contra Costa Boulevard, Monument Boulevard, and Willow Pass Road (technically in Concord but the closest exit to northern Pleasant Hill).
Taxi service is available, but on a much reduced scale as compared to major cities. Occasionally you might be able to hail a cab at the Bart Station and in the downtown area but don't expect it; it is always better to call and arrange for a taxi to pick you up.
Contra Costa Canal Trail. This trail is built along the canal system and passes through Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, and Concord. It connects Concord's Lime Ridge with Pleasant Hill's Las Juntas Park and Walnut Creek's Larkey Park and Heather Farm. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians are allowed on the trail.
Downtown Pleasant Hill. Although this area is often frequented by middle and high schoolers, Downtown Pleasant Hill offers many delightful activities both during the day and at night. Century 16 Movie Theaters is located downtown, which shows all of the biggest movies that are released. There are many shops and restaurants.edit
Century Theatres. Located in Downtown Pleasant Hill, this cinema boasts sixteen auditoriums and is relatively modern. Restrooms are located near every auditorium.edit
Downtown Pleasant Hill offers a variety of restaurants, ranging from Chipotle to Redbrick Pizza to the more upscale French restaurant Left Bank.
Restaurants available outside the downtown area include:
Melo's, Contra Costa Blvd. Offers casual Italian meals. The pizza and pasta are traditional, yet delicious.edit
Back Forty Barbecue, Oak Park Blvd. A tiny barbecue joint that maintains a bit of old California character. The food is reasonably priced and more than edible, and the bar serves decent drinks.edit
Casper's, 6 Vivian Drive Contra Costa Blvd, ☎ (925) 687-6030. A small hot dog joint which is well-known to locals. Besides made-to-order hot dogs, good thick milkshakes are served.edit
DeVino's, 2221 Morello Ave, ☎ 689-6666. Great family place for pizza and pasta.edit
Nation's Hamburgers, 1900 Contra Costa Blvd, ☎ 796-4280. A small but good hamburger place.edit
Three Brothers from China, 2001 Contra Costa Blvd, ☎ 671-9100. Chinese cuisine.edit
Donut King. Contra Costa Blvd. Best donuts ever.edit
Kinder's Custom Meats, 2227 Morello Ave, . Known for having some of the best sandwhiches around, part of the local Kinder's franchise that is local here in the bay area only at the moment. Try the ball tip sandwhich best sandwhich they have
Giant Chef, 10 Golf Club Road, ☎ (925) 689-6094. An old hamburger restaurant located in one of two shopping centers on Golf Club. NOTE: Cash only.edit
Jack's, 60 Crescent Drive, ☎ 925-849-6195, . Delicious macaroni and cheese. Known for their bar. Service is pretty good. edit
Residence Inn Pleasant Hill Concord, 700 Ellinwood Way, ☎ +1 925-689-1010 (toll free: +1 800-331-3131, fax: +1 925-689-1098), . edit
Summerfield Suites Hotel by Wyndham, 2611 Contra Costa Blvd, ☎ +1 925-934-3343, . In downtown Pleasant Hill, The Suites are located in Contra Costa County, just minutes from Walnut Creek and Concord and 30 miles east of San Francisco.edit
Courtyard Pleasant Hill, 2250 Contra Costa Boulevard Pleasant Hill, California 94523 USA, ☎ 1-925-691-1444, . Our Pleasant Hill hotel offers easy access to I-680 Freeway. We're located close to Waterworld and Mount Diablo medical Center.edit