Quality Inn & Suites
5959 Preston Avenue
Livermore, CA 94551
Phone: (925) 606-7171
Fax: (925) 606-7172
This charming East Bay swimming hole provides residents with cool comfort on hot summer days. The 296-acre area features an 80-acre lake with a waterslide, picnic tables, and a refreshment stand and changing facility. A boat rental shop distributes rowboats, paddle-boats and motorboats, although visitors can also launch their own boats (up to 17 feet). Fishing is also a popular activity at the lake. You can buy baits at the boathouse. In the summers you can get windsurfing lessons and rentals here. Call for times.
With its uneven grounds, this golf course beckons an adept golfer. Playing here is both fun and a challenge. To improve your golf skills, there are lessons conducted too. The "pro shop" here stocks modern and a wide variety of golf accessories. Please visit to experience more of the Dublin Ranch Golf Course. Check website for more course details and tee timings.
Spread over an area of 1500 yards, The Pleasanton Golf Center is a nine hole golf course. Constructed in the year 1974 and designed by Ron Curtola, this golf course is situated on the Alameda County Fairgrounds in the city of Pleasanton. This golf course welcomes golf players of all age groups and also offers golf lessons to novices. Surrounded by trees and beautifully landscaped, this place is a haven for golf players.
The Alameda County Fair Race Track, located in the Alameda County Fairgrounds, is a one mile horse race track. Built in 1858, this race track is one of the oldest in the entire country, and holds some very important and prestigious races from time to time. One can find different horse breeds such as Arabian, thoroughbred and Quarter here, and bet on the most likely winner.
San Ramon Golf Club stands out for the exceptional scenic beauty it possess. Technically the course is versatile and challenging. Players of varied skill levels find this an interesting destination to explore. Very well groomed and with an affordable fee-structure this course ranks high in the popularity index of the area. There are also qualified instructors who will help you improvise on your teeing techniques. Weddings and private gatherings are also regularly conducted here.
There are two outstanding eighteen hole courses to play at the Sunol Valley namely the Palm and Cypress. The Cypress Course has tight fairways, but is less challenging. The terrain is hilly and ponds come into play on both courses. Carts are mandatory on the weekends; the cart fee is included in the green fee. The unique geography and strategic location of these courses provide a great golf getaway for residents of the Bay Area. The courses are geared to provide a challenge for golfers of all levels.
The Palm Course is the most difficult course at Sunol Valley because of the length. The hilly terrain water obstacles affect play at the course. The course surrounding areas and adventurous design make it perfect for serious golfers perfecting their game.
Bay Area Skydiving gives you a picturesque glimpse of the Sierra Mountains and a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay Area while experiencing the ultimate of heart-pumping rushes. The Tandem Skydive is the recommended way to make your first jump. Harnessed to the front of the instructor, the Tandem jump allows you to lay back and enjoy the ride. After signing a waiver and watching a brief safety video, jumpers are fitted with a jumpsuit and harness and receive basic instructions regarding body position and what to expect. Call to check for timings.
Eugene O'Neil wrote his most tortured plays, The Iceman Cometh and A Long Day's Journey into Night, while living in this house that, fittingly, has a view of Mount Diablo. Tao House itself is an odd amalgam of a mission-style house with an Asian-style black-glazed tile roof. O'Neil built the house with his Nobel Prize money and in honor of Taoism, the religion he practiced. Exhibits within trace the story of his life. Access is via a van ride from Danville's city parking lot. Call to check for timings.
The golf course at Roddy Ranch is a challenging one with vast areas, slopes, bunkers, grass traps, and more. Spread over 235 acres, the course also offers splendid views of Mt. Diablo and the Sierra Nevada. Golf lessons are available for novices and even for those who want to perfect the sport. Regular events and tournaments add an additional level of competence to the game.
The management stresses on the course which is a mix of rye and Kentucky, hand-mown bent grass complete with bunkers and water hazards. And when Golf Digest gives Shadow Lake a four star rating, the euphoria rises. Professional golfers are always around, so don't be surprised if they come over and give you a golf tip or two. The Troon Challenge also draws a huge crowd. The restaurant, Baird's Crossing Bar and Grille, serves a round of courses after a hard day's golf. Tee times vary.
This park contains some beautiful wilderness with dozens of hiking trails that reach over 3,000 feet in elevation. At this height, it is needless to say that the park offers unsurpassed views of the San Francisco Bay Area and as far away as Yosemite. The mountain and surrounding areas were originally home to over 20 different tribes of Native Americans, including the Ohlone and Bay Miwok. In fact, in these tribes creation myth, the mountain was the point of creation. Today, the park's Summit Museum and Visitor Center features a variety of exhibits and literature on the park and local history.