The area around Moraga is filled with diverse shopping opportunities, including large department stores located in modern shopping centers in nearby Walnut Creek, and charming downtown shopping districts with unique shops, boutiques, and specialty stores. The number of restaurants available is sure to please any palate. Recreation areas include Las Trampas Regional Park, Little Hills Ranch Recreation Area, Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area, Redwood Regional Park and Mount Diablo State Park.
Museums and historical sites abound in and around Contra Costa County and the surrounding counties. The John Muir National Historic Site was the home of conservationist John Muir who founded the Sierra Club. The home is now a museum with original furnishings. The Blackhawk Museum features 120 distinctive automobiles from the 1890s to the 1960s. The Automotive Art Gallery is in the museum. Lindsay Wildlife Museum features natural history items, aquariums, insects and hands-on exhibits.
Two of the more unusual museums in the area include the American Antique Slot Machine Museum and the Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia. The Antique Slot Machine Museum is the largest of its kind in the world, with displays of antique gumball machines, fortune-telling machines, large music boxes, and slot machines dating from 1857. The Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia is a collection of approximately 400 PEZ candy dispensers plus PEZ jigsaw puzzles, watches, and books on the toy's history.
For sports enthusiasts, professional sporting teams in the area include the Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Sharks, and the San Jose Earthquakes.
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