We’re so excited that Pleasanton is back to buzzing these days! The Rose Hotel is situated in a vibrant and pedestrian-friendly downtown that’s home to more than 600 businesses, including shops, galleries, restaurants, and more. You could while away a weekend and never leave Main Street!
However, there’s so much more to see and do in the Tri-Valley area. Here are a few ideas to help make your visit to theTri-Valley memorable.
Pack a Picnic
April is one of the finest months to enjoy the outdoors in Pleasanton, so why not sit a spell and relax with a picnic? Just a mile-and-a-half from The Rose Hotel is Mission Hills Park, featuring its recently renovated 50-foot slide. It also has a large grassy area, BBQ pit, and playground.
For recommendations on the most scenic picnic sites, wineries where you can sip and nosh, and more, check out the Visit Tri-Valley website, an excellent resource for visitors to the Bay Area.
Sample Local Brews
April 7 is National Beer Day, but you don’t need an official day to sample stellar brews from a variety of local bars. Places like Beer Baron Whisky Bar & Kitchen, BottleTaps, 828 Bites and Brews, and many more are all happy to help you find that perfect pint.
Tour the Gardens
The 18th annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour and Green Home will be take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30 and May 1 in various nearby cities, featuring dozens of private gardens—many of which are new to the tour this year. Register well in advance to get the map and tickets!
Visit the Fairgrounds
Whether you love felines, fillies or forsythias, April at the Alameda County Fairgrounds brings a trio of tempting events: The All-Breed Cat Show April 2-3, Golden Gate Arabian Horse Association Show April 2-3, and the San Francisco Bay Flower and Garden Show April 7-10. Check the fairgrounds’ event calendar for more details.
Catch a Performance
Bankhead Theater in nearby Livermore is hopping with entertainment, from ballet to musical acts, film screenings, puppet shows and comedy. Al Franken will be on stage April 9, The Legends of Folk appear April 10, Funny Women of a Certain Age are on April 28, A Toast to the Rat Pack will croon on April 29, and much more. Visit the website for a full calendar and to purchase tickets.
Coming Up in May…
As we peek into May, downtown will see the return of First Weekends on Main and a Summer Wine Stroll on May 7 … more on those in next month’s blog, but feel free to book now to get the best choice of rooms!