Only 25 miles east of Oakland, Pleasanton is an inland suburb that works hard to preserve its history and natural beauty while embracing regional growth. Choose one of the scenic hotels in Pleasanton, CA, and put on your walking shoes. It's time to explore!
Your first stop after checking in to one of the Pleasant hotels should be the Museum on Main. Filled with artifacts of a bygone era, the museum not only provides tangible connections to the past, but it also offers guest lectures and ghost walk tours. A cell phone tour is available of the historic downtown buildings, many of which used to be connected by a series of tunnels. You can hear tales of bank robbers, early film stars, a famous racehorse, and even a president or two. Speaking of racehorses, the Alameda County Fairgrounds are within walking distance of downtown. Home to the county fair, which has been held since 1912, the fairgrounds also reportedly play host to the United States' oldest one-mile horse-racing track. The fairgrounds also hold trade shows, concerts, and other events throughout the year. You can find many Pleasanton hotel deals to save you coins, and you'll also discover great city views; the hotels place you in an excellent position to hike up to the ridge at Augustin Bernal Park.
After all that hiking, it may be time to indulge in the local cuisine. The Pleasanton Farmers' Market has fresh, organic offerings from local ranchers and farmers, while the restaurants on Main Street will tempt you with farm-to-table fare and international favorites. The yields from the local vineyards are treats, whether you sip them at dinner or enjoy them during tastings held inside the wineries.
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