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Orinda is a wealthy suburban refuge of most of the lawyers and bankers in Contra Costa County in the state of California. It's kid-friendly (i.e. extremely dull for most travelers) and teeters on plunging into the 1950's at any moment.
Orinda is a wealthy suburb in the Bay Area (California), with 6-figure salaries and million-dollar homes being the norm. Its position on the east side of the Oakland Hills gives it a pleasant eucalyptus-scented atmosphere without the icy fog of the western side in Berkeley and Oakland.
As with most American suburbs, it doesn't cultivate much of a tourist industry. Visitors may not feel unwelcome, but definitely won't be catered to.
Orinda has a BART station , which is in the middle of town. BART and Highway 24 bisect the town, leaving the Orinda Village to the north and Theater Square to the south.
Orinda is served by two County Connection buses that go to Orinda and Laffayete Bart, Orinda Library, Orinda Library, Orinda Village, Mt.Diablo State Park, Moroga & St. Mary's college as well as all around Orinda. Bus #106 goes to Orinda Bart, St. Mary's college and Mt. Diablo while bus #206 goes to Laffayete Bart, Orinda Bart, Orinda Library, Orinda Village & St. Mary's College. The Cal Shakes free shuttle stops at Orinda Bart & goes to the Shakesphere Festival ninety to thirty minutes before shows start. Highway 24 is the car highway that goes to Orinda.
There are very few places to drink in Orinda. Pretty much the only bar in Orinda is The Casa Orinda.