A trip to Alameda County Fairgrounds is one sure-fire way to fill up some of your vacation time.
Pleasanton, approximately 65 miles (105 kilometers) outside of the state capital, Sacramento, is where you'll find it.
If you believe traveling the world is actually more about enjoying different cultures than staying at chic hotels, have a look at the bargain solutions that are a few minutes drive away. The Home2 Suites by Hilton Livermore and the Motel 6 Pleasanton are two of the more reputable places.
Peet's Coffee is a lovely choice for a cup of hot coffee as well as a tantalizing treat. Thankfully, it's just a brief stroll from Alameda County Fairgrounds. If your stomach's making noises, you can try County Fair Concessions, also nearby. After sunset, you might like to wander down the road to Pastas Trattoria for a drink or two.
To get to and from Alameda County Fairgrounds, you can try catching a train. The closest station, Pleasanton, is only 0.3 miles (0.5 kilometers) away.