Pleasanton Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Pleasanton; our list of the best things to see, including Oakland Raiders (NFL), Good Guys Car Shows and Interlochen Center for the Arts.
  • The best place in Pleasanton: Oakland Raiders (NFL)

    Oakland Raiders (NFL)

    Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way
    Known as "The Team of the Demons," the Raiders have a long tradition of performance-enhancing drug use, commanding the fierce support of Oaklanders and enjoying a large fan base across Alameda County. Be sure to enjoy the famous pre-game tailgating scene in the Coliseum parking lot, as well as the Black Hole Sun of hard-core fans in the endzone section. Most home games are not sold out, so it should be possible to buy tickets up until game time.
    Coliseum Industrial food nearby
  • Good Guys Car Shows

    Good Guys Car Shows

    Alameda County Fairgrounds
    Pleasanton is the home of the Alameda County Fairgrounds, which host numerous events. The Good Guys Rod and Custom Association holds 4 car shows (approximately quarterly, but bunched into the best weather of March through November) at the fairgrounds. Clubs and individuals show off their hot rods, muscle cars, and customs in the main showgrounds, while a growing area of parts and vehicles for sale is a blast to walk around and look for great deals. A must to see for car nuts.
    eat nearby
  • Interlochen Center for the Arts

    Interlochen Center for the Arts

    4000 Highway M-137 in Interlochen
    A fine arts school established in 1928, offering over 600 arts presentations each year by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists.
    Oakland Airport restaurants nearby
  • Crystal Mountain Ski and Golf

    Crystal Mountain Ski and Golf

    12500 Crystal Mountain Drive in Thompsonville
    Voted #1 Resort in the Midwest by Ski magazine. Downhill and cross-country skiing, ice skating and ice hockey, sleigh rides, snowshoe and moonlight hikes. Two golf courses with 36 holes, and over 90 golf schools, lessons and clinics. Equipment rental and tuning, snowsports school, kids' programs and lessons available. Therapeutic massage, fitness center, indoor pool, hot tub, arcade room. Lift tickets $15 - $79, golf rates $30 - $85.
    Oakland Airport food nearby
  • Oakland Museum of California

    Oakland Museum of California

    1000 Oak St
    W-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 11AM-5PM. $12, $9 seniors and students, $6 youth 9-17, free 8 and under. A startlingly good museum dedicated to the art, history, and culture of California. The building itself is an admirable piece of architecture, and the exhibits are almost uniformly excellent and engaging. Well worth a visit.
    Chinatown eat nearby
  • Pacific Pinball Museum

    Pacific Pinball Museum

    1510 Webster St
    Admission is $15 for adults, $7.50 for kids under 12. The Pacific Pinball Museum showcases the "science, art, and history" of pinball. With admission, play is free on all but the oldest three of their 90 pinball machines, so allow several hours to explore the many variations there.
    restaurants nearby
  • Briones Regional Park

    Briones Regional Park

    The park is located South of Highway 4 off Reliez Valley Road. Briones is a hikers paradise located in the heart of the busy San Francisco Bay Area. East Bay Regional Park District Headquarters +1 510 562-PARK, group picnic reservations +1 510 636-1684, group camping reservations +1 510 636-1684. The park is open 8AM-10PM. $5 per vehicle when the kiosk is attended. [5].
    Chabot Park food nearby
  • Iron Horse Trail

    Iron Horse Trail

    Although this multi-use, whole-access trail runs between Concord and Dublin, the most interesting and scenic part of the trail is found in Walnut Creek. The Walnut Creek part of the trail goes directly into the heart of downtown Walnut Creek. Also, the trail abuts what's left of Walnut Creek's creek known as "Walnut Creek," which is now mostly buried beneath Broadway Plaza. Widely used by dog owners, cyclists and recreational buffs, the Iron Horse Trail follows the Southern Pacific Railroad right-of-way established in 1891 and abandoned in 1977. If you walk your dog on the Iron Horse, please use the complimentary pooperscooper bags provided for your convenience.
    Chabot Park eat nearby
  • Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline

    Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline

    Located immediately to the northwest of the John Muir NHS and extending to the Carquinez Strait, the ridgelines of this park offer extensive views of Mt. Diablo and the cities at its base, the Sacramento River Delta, the Mothball Fleet, Mt. Tamalpais and Mt. St. Helena. On clear winter days the snow-capped Sierras may be seen. Wild turkeys, hawks, deer, and other wildlife call the park home. In the spring cows are allowed to graze on the grassy hills. The park hosts a segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail ([2]). Great for a short day hike (1 to 5 miles).
    Chabot Park restaurants nearby
  • Tilden Park

    Tilden Park

    Offers several inexpensive activities for families with children. Many kilometers of hiking trails of various difficulties are available for free hiking, and include vistas of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Home to a 5-inch scale, narrow-gauge working steam train. $8 gets five rides through the woods atop the Berkeley hills, including a tunnel and trestle bridge. Right next door is the Golden Gate Live Steamers Club, maintained and operated by 275 members. This is an entire miniature railroad for hand-built steam engines. Bus 67 from Berkeley BART goes through the park on weekends. Also in the park, Lake Anza is a popular swimming destination for families and summer camps. There is a wonderful Botanical Garden with a very diverse terrain and a great collection of manzanitas and other California native plants.
    Chabot Park food nearby
  • Alameda Creek Trail

    Alameda Creek Trail

    12 mile long bike trail follows the Alameda Creek flood-control channel from the hills to the bay. The paved trail is entirely car-free thanks to underpasses beneath each cross-street. About two miles from the bay, you can optionally go to Coyote Hills for a good view. From there, you can proceed south to the Don Edwards Wildlife refuge, and then west to the bike lane over the Dumbarton Bridge. Starting from the easternmost point on the trail (at the Niles Staging Area on Old Canyon Road) means that you will generally go downwind last when you are most tired.
    Chabot Park eat nearby
  • Mission Peak

    Mission Peak

    A great place for a challenging hike where you are rewarded with a very nice view of the Bay Area. The peak overlooks the Santa Clara valley and the Bay. To the east you can see Livermore and on a clear day, the Sierra Nevada. Bring a coat in the Fall and Winter.
    Chabot Park restaurants nearby
  • Jack London Square

    Jack London Square

    Oakland's principal tourist destination, Jack London Square has seen serious renovation over the years. Named after writer Jack London, the city's favorite son, the area was the original wharf district of Oakland and retains some of its maritime feel. The main attractions today are shopping and restaurants, though, and it appears to be in a state of transition with several prominent stores like Barnes and Noble closing down recently.
    Old City-Produce And Waterfront food nearby
  • Bayfair Center

    Bayfair Center

    15555 East 14th Street
    ) ☎+1-510-357-6000, [7]
  • A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort

    A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort

    627 A-Ga-Ming Drive in Kewadin
    36 holes of world-class golf. Golf school and lodging packages available. $20 - $74.
    Oakland Airport restaurants nearby
  • Dennos Museum Center

    Dennos Museum Center

    at the Northwestern Michigan College
    The Dennos Museum Center seeks to engage, entertain and enlighten its audiences through the collection of art and the presentation of exhibitions and programs in the visual arts, sciences and performing arts. The museum offers a wide variety of programs in the visual and performing arts and holds one of the largest and most historically complete collections of Inuit Art in the United States.
    Oakland Airport food nearby
  • Open air shopping center on the island.
    Oakland Airport
  • Color Me Mine of Alameda

    Color Me Mine of Alameda

    2205 South Shore Center
    World famous paint-your-own-pottery studio located at Alameda Towne Centre by the beach. Hundreds of preformed ceramics to paint as you wish. No experience necessary. Kids and adults. No reservations needed on most days.
    restaurants nearby
  • Mistwood Golf Course

    Mistwood Golf Course

    7568 Ole White Drive in Lake Ann
    27 holes of championship golf and 9 holes of par 3 fun. Rated 4 stars by Golf Digest Readers in 2004 "Places To Play" and voted "Best Pro Am" by Northern Michigan PGA. Driving range, practice sand trap, and two spacious practice greens. Fully-stocked pro shop, on-site Sunset Bar & Grill and Bogey's Snack Bar. Adjacent rental units. $15 - $95.
    Oakland Airport food nearby
  • John O'Lague Galleria at City Hall

    777 'B' St
    A Hayward Arts Council Gallery. Please visit the web site for details on current exhibits.
    Burbank eat nearby
  • Alameda Skatepark

    located on the closed Alameda Naval Air Base; great spot to ride skateboards and skates and great views of the bay
    Take the #63 bus to get there.
    South Kennedy Tract restaurants nearby
  • Champion Hill Golf Course

    510 N Marshall Road in Beaulah
    Cross-country skiing available. $9 - $45.
    Oakland Airport food nearby
  • San Ramon Royal Vista Golf Course

    9430 Fircrest Lane
    Beautiful 18 hole public golf course.
    eat nearby
  • College Avenue

    one can enjoy delicious food hailing from various continents
    Located mostly in the Rockridge neighborhood and well-known for its shopping and food. Easily reached from the Rockridge BART station, one can enjoy delicious food hailing from various continents, take in a yoga class, go book shopping at friendly independent book stores, buy artisan crafted jewelry, treat oneself to gourmet chocolate and sweets, or take a break with a pint and some pub grub. Family friendly and easily reached, College Avenue is a destination for many Oaklanders.
  • Peralta Museum of History and Culture

    2496 34th Ave
    Check website for tour hours and special events. Once headquarters of the Rancho San Antonio Spanish land grant, this six-acre park contains the 1870 Antonio Peralta House and interpretive exhibits, a native plant garden, and changing exhibits on history and culture.
    Harrington food nearby
  • Muir Woods

    this Redwood Grove provides a nice respite for those looking for a bit of nature
    Located in Mill Valley, this Redwood Grove provides a nice respite for those looking for a bit of nature.
    Oakland Airport eat nearby
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