We are thrilled that you have chosen to join us! Whether you’re visiting from across the state or across the globe, Absolute Center wants to make your visit as easy and enriching as possible.

We know that many of you come from out of town and we would like to help make your stay in Lafayette as comfortable as possible. Below you will find Airbnb’s, hotels, grocery stores, coffee shops and our favorite restaurants to eat at. We welcome you to bring food and snacks with you to the training as well.

Absolute Center Visiting from out of town To Eat


We are located directly across the street from Trader Joe's as well as locally owned Diablo Foods for all your grocery needs.

Panache Café is also located across the street for all of your caffeine needs or venture down the street to Coffee Shop.

Some of our favorite restaurants include Bistro Burger & GrillChowHomegrownRancho CantinaRustic Tavern, and Uncle Yu’s.

Absolute Center Visiting from out of town To Stay


If you are looking for a cozy space we recommend these two Airbnb’s. When you reach out to the host, please let them know that you are one of our students.

Patty’s Immaculate and Tranquil Home

Jeff’s Beautiful Private Suite

If you prefer a more luxury stay these hotels are within nine miles driving distance:

Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa

Walnut Creek Marriot

Absolute Center Visiting from out of town To Explore


If you have extra time, the Bay Area has many museums, art galleries, and beautiful hiking trails to explore.

A few of our favorites include the Lafayette Reservoir, Tilden Regional Park, Redwood Regional Park, Oakland Museum of California, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA).


A parking lot for our building is located off Dolores Drive, however we do share the small lot with the rest of the building. If no spots are available we recommend parking at Desco Plaza, located at 3675 Mt Diablo Blvd.