Things to Do in Livermore Valley

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Livermore Valley Wine Country is much more than wine. In addition to our casual, yet sophisticated, wine tasting experiences, we have summer concerts, hiking trails, golf courses, more than two hundred restaurants, three charming downtowns and 180+ shops in the  San Francisco Premium Outlets. Whatever you might be looking for in a getaway, you can find in Livermore Valley.

EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS A LITTLE MORE

With a Mediterranean climate and an average annual high of 73 degrees, Livermore Valley is the perfect location to explore the outdoors.

DEL VALLE REGIONAL PARK & LAKE
Deep in a valley framed by oak-covered hills, with sailboats and sailboards skimming over its waters, sits Lake Del Valle. The centerpiece of the park is a lake five miles long with a variety of water-oriented recreation, from swimming to windsurfing and boating, surrounded by 4,395 acres of beautiful land for hiking, horseback riding and nature study. Del Valle also is the eastern gateway to the Ohlone Wilderness Trail—28 miles of scenic, back-country trail.

SYCAMORE GROVE REGIONAL PARK
Sycamore Grove has one of the largest stands of native sycamore trees in California along a trail that leads to the back part of the park. The trail follows the original wine harvest road that was used to access a gravitation fed grape crusher by the Smith Family more than a hundred years ago. You will pass by foundations of the second home site of the Smith family, then climb to the highest point in the park for an expansive view of the valley from Livermore to Mt. Diablo to Danville. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, so be sure to bring your camera!

MOUNT DIABLO STATE PARK
At the eastern fringe of the San Francisco Bay Region, Mount Diablo, elevation 3,849 feet, stands alone on the edge of California’s great Central Valley. When conditions are best at the summit, you can see for almost 200 miles. Mt. Diablo has 56 campsites as well as a few dozen hiking and walking trails.

BIKE TOURS WITH PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES
Electric Bikes are all the rage at the Livermore Valley Wine Country shop where the Pedego Boomerang Plus rental fleet is available in lots of fun colors. It’s ALWAYS “Love at First Ride” when you rent a Pedego! The throttle and pedal-assist motor provides just the right amount of boost to make it “no sweat” to ride through the countryside to Livermore Valley wineries, breweries and distilleries.

Courtesy of Livermore Downtown Inc.
INDULGE A LITTLE MORE

The variety of wine and food in the Livermore Valley is one of the best parts of visiting the region. Whether you are craving a traditional Italian dinner, classic barbecue, or upscale American food, this Bay Area wine country has it all.

BOTTLE TAPS
With a rotating selection of 30 beers on tap, and over 170 in bottles, BottleTaps is the place where you can go to find a fermented beverage that is just right for you. In addition to craft beer, BottleTaps also has red and white wines, cider, mead, kombucha and craft soda selections—they even have cider tasting for the kids!

CAMPO DI BOCCE
Truly the ultimate experience in dining and recreation, Campo di Bocce of Livermore offers eight world class, state-of-the-art bocce courts,
traditional Italian cuisine, a superb wine list and friendly atmosphere of casual elegance.

FIRST STREET ALEHOUSE
The First Street Alehouse is one of Livermore’s best night spots for great food and beer. With a wide variety of locally made beer and wine at some of the best prices in town, you can’t go wrong! The relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, great beer and fresh food combine to make your visit
memorable.

GARRÉ CAFÉ
Be a part of the family and experience old Italy at Garré Café, where the scent of fresh-baked focaccia made in the wood-burning oven and warm hospitality set the mood for your dining experience. The café is surrounded by vineyards, rose gardens and the chef’s herb and vegetable garden. Mediterranean-inspired California cuisine will delight your senses and palate.

SABIO ON MAIN
Enjoy seasonal California cuisine from Chef Francis X. Hogan in a spectacular setting in the heart of downtown Pleasanton. Hogan’s creative flare showcases ingredients from local farms and ranches. 2018 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Wine list and 2018 Winner Alameda County Fair Craft Cocktail Competition.

SALT CRAFT
Salt Craft is an ingredient-driven casual American restaurant in the heart of downtown Pleasanton. With seasonal menus and a focus on products of the Tri-Valley region, Salt Craft’s team of chefs offer elevated takes on classic dishes and the everyday meal in an all-outdoor setting.

TERRA MIA
Terra Mia, carefully prepares dishes using only the freshest ingredients. The food is made from scratch, like the trattorias and ristorantes in southern Italy. They make every effort to purchase organically and locally to preserve the flavor and quality of the food.

VINEYARD TABLE & TASTING LOUNGE
Driven by the desire to create a unique and warm atmosphere for social connection, our elevated wine country cuisine menu will emphasize seasonality and shareable plates, large and small, that pair seamlessly with our award-winning selection of wines.

ZEPHYR GRILL & BAR
Warm bistro with an elegant vibe & American fare plus a lounge, wine bar & Sunday brunch.

Courtesy of Livermore Downtown Inc.
SHOP A LITTLE MORE

In addition to the boutique-style shops of Downtown Livermore, Pleasanton and Danville, be sure to explore the San Francisco Premium Outlets. The largest outdoor outlet mall in the state of California holds over 180 iconic brands and designer names.

SIMON PREMIUM OUTLETS
San Francisco Premium Outlets is located just 40 miles from downtown San Francisco at Exit 48 (El Charro/Fallon Rd.) on I-580. Guests will love shopping at Prada, Gucci, Versace and Coach and even some outlet stores that are unique and rarely found at other centers such as Eredi Pisano’, Karl Lagerfeld Paris, Longchamp, Stance and Timbuk2.

DOWNTOWN LIVERMORE
Downtown is the heart of the Livermore community. It is a shared neighborhood for all residents, and it is the place for visitors to be totally immersed in the stories of the past and the amazing hospitality and arts of the present. The best of shopping, dining, entertainment and business services are ready to serve you!

DOWNTOWN PLEASANTON
This inviting Downtown is the treasured center of a vibrant and
dynamic city with a rich history and a commitment to an unparalleled quality of life. Downtown Pleasanton is home to more than 550 diverse businesses; one-of-a kind shops where you can find that perfect outfit, special bottle of wine, unique gifts or treats for your children or even your pet. This is an authentic, comfortable place that values personal, friendly service.

DOWNTOWN DANVILLE
Nestled in the San Ramon Valley, Danville is 30 miles from San Francisco but a world away. Flanked by the Las Trampas Ridge to the west and the Diablo Range in the east, the town stands in full view of the majestic Mount Diablo. Danville has a small-town charm which is welcoming and dear to its residents. From shopping, dining, annual events, and sporting activities such as golf, hiking, and biking, there’s a range of activities for everyone in the family.

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GOLF A LITTLE MORE

Tucked into the hills of Livermore Valley, you will find many golf courses that don’t disappoint!

THE COURSE AT WENTE VINEYARDS
Designed by golfing great Greg Norman, the 18-hole championship course is a picturesque 7,181-yard, par-72, upscale, daily-fee golf course 50 minutes east of San Francisco. The Course at Wente Vineyards opened in July 1998. With three distinct topographies, native woodlands, mature vineyards and rolling hills of natural grasslands, The Course at Wente Vineyards offers extraordinary visual panoramas and a diversity of play unmatched in the Bay Area. Designed for both novice and pro, The Course has played host to the Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship, part of the PGA Tour’s Nationwide Tour.

POPPY RIDGE GOLF COURSE
The Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) became the first regional
golf association in the United States to own and operate two courses when it opened Poppy Ridge in Livermore in 1996. Inspired by the successful opening of Poppy Hills in Pebble Beach 10 years earlier, the NCGA commissioned Golf Digest’s 1995 Architect of the Year Rees Jones to weave 27 holes through the vineyards of Livermore Valley. Building a course near the East Bay also allowed the NCGA to serve the majority of its member base. Approximately 90,000 of the NCGA’s 150,000 members live within a 65-mile radius of Poppy Ridge.The routing at Poppy Ridge is clever in that all three nines close with a lakeside green in front of the majestic hacienda-style clubhouse. While the nines finish similarly, each is unique, as there is nearly 300 feet of elevation change between them.

Additional golf courses within the Livermore Valley AVA

Blackhawk Country Club
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
Canyon Lakes Golf Course
Crow Canyon Country Club
Diablo Hills Golf Course
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
Las Positas Golf Course
San Ramon Golf Club
The Club at Ruby Hill
Tri-Valley Golf Center

Courtesy of Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa
STAY A LITTLE LONGER

With so much to enjoy, it’s impossible to see it all in one day. Stay and play a few days in Livermore Valley Wine Country.

Aloft Dublin Pleasanton
4075 Grafton Street, Dublin, California
(925) 248-8500

Courtyard by Marriott Pleasanton
5059 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton, California
(925) 463-1414

Doubletree by Hilton at the Club
7050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton, California
(925) 463-8000

Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham
Livermore Wine Country
7050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton, California
(925) 463-8000

Hyatt house Pleasanton
4545 Chabot Drive, Pleasanton, California
(925) 730-0070

Marriott Pleasanton
11950 Dublin Canyon Road, Pleasanton, California
(925) 847-6000

Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa
4549 Cross Road Livermore, California
(925) 606-8855

The Rose Hotel
807 Main St, Pleasanton, California
(925) 750-8915

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Published on July 3, 2019


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