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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
Livermore has at least one claim to fame: it is home to the longest burning incandescent light bulb in the world. A light bulb that was installed at a local firehouse over 100 years ago is still burning today. For more information, see the [http://www.centennialbulb.org/ Centennial Bulb Web site].
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Livermore has at least one claim to fame: it is home to the longest burning incandescent light bulb in the world. A light bulb that was installed at a local firehouse over 100 years ago is still burning today. For more information, see the [http://www.centennialbulb.org/].
  
It is also home to two national laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory. For more information, visit the [http://www.llnl.gov/ Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory] or [http://www.sandia.gov/ Sandia National Laboratory] websites.
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It is also home to two national laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory. For more information, visit the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory [http://www.llnl.gov/] or Sandia National Laboratory [http://www.sandia.gov/] websites.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
'''Interstate 580''' is the city's main highway.
 
  
==Get around==
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=== By Car===
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'''Interstate 580''' is the city's main highway. Livermore is just a short drive from the center of the Bay Area.
  
Livermore is just a short drive/BART ride from the center of the Bay Area, though the nearest BART station is in Dublin/Pleasanton.  Visit the [http://www.bart.gov/ BART] website for train details.
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===By Bart===
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The nearest BART station is in Dublin/Pleasanton (you will need to take WHEELS bus to get there).  Visit the BART [http://www.bart.gov/] website for train details.
  
==See==
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===By Train===
The Livermore Valley, which contains many wineries including the famous [http://www.wentevineyards.com/ Wente Vineyards], is considered "wine country", and produces some of California's best wines. Visit the [http://www.livermorewine.com/ Livermore Valley Wine Growers Website] for more information. Altamont Raceway, where the infamous Altamont concert took place, is also located in the city.
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There is also a train station for the Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) train in Livermore. The train takes you to Fremont and San Jose, or to Stockton.
  
Altamont Raceway, where the infamous Altamont concert took place, is also located in the city.
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===By Air===
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Livermore has a general aviation airport
  
'''Lake Del Valle:''' This park is ideal for picnicking, horseback riding, boating, fishing and swimming. Lake Del Valle is located in Central Alameda County, about five miles south of the City of Livermore in the Arroya del Valle. The park is located on Del Valle Road, just a few miles south of Interstate 580 in Livermore.
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==Get around==
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Wheels is the local bus service that will take you to Pleasanton and Dublin.
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==See==
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The Livermore Valley, which contains many wineries including the famous Wente Vineyards [http://www.wentevineyards.com/], is considered "wine country", and produces some of California's best wines. Visit the Livermore Valley Wine Growers [http://www.livermorewine.com/] for more information. Altamont Raceway, where the infamous Altamont concert took place, is also located in the city.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
[http://www.livermorevalleyopera.com/ The Livermore Valley Opera] stages fall and spring productions of famous operas each year.
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Altamont Raceway, where the infamous Altamont concert took place, is also located in the city.
  
[http://www.caindiefest.com/home.htm The California Independent Film Festival] is held annually at venues across Livermore.
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'''Lake Del Valle:''' This park is ideal for picnicking, horseback riding, boating, fishing and swimming. Lake Del Valle is in Central Alameda County, about five miles south of the City of Livermore in the Arroya del Valle. The park is on Del Valle Road, just a few miles south of Interstate 580 in Livermore.
  
[http://www.boomersparks.com/ Boomers] is a theme park with go-carts, minature golf and arcade
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The Livermore Valley Opera [http://www.livermorevalleyopera.com/] stages fall and spring productions of famous operas each year.
  
*Try something different with Livermore based <do name="Gamer Express"> A customized RV with 12 state of the art video gaming stations which comes to your location. Play against each other in a free for all or in teams. It's great for [http://www.gamerexpress.net/birthdays/livermore/ livermore birthday parties] or just for fun.
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The California Independent Film Festival [http://www.caindiefest.com/home.htm] is held annually at venues across Livermore.
  
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Boomers [http://www.boomersparks.com/] is a theme park with go-carts, miniature golf and arcades.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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* '''Hawthorn Suites Livermore Wine Country''', 1700 N. Livermore Avenue, Livermore, CA 94551, 925-606-6060, Fax: 925-606-8050, [http://www.hotellivermore.com]. The Hawthorn Suites Livermore Wine Country is ideally placed in the heart of California Wine Country and offers a splendid array of extended-stay hotel services and amenities. Enjoy visiting neighboring wineries and historic downtown Livermore, plus a complimentary full hot breakfast buffet and free high-speed wireless and DSL internet service.
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* '''Hawthorn Suites Livermore Wine Country''', 1700 N. Livermore Avenue, 925-606-6060, Fax: 925-606-8050, [http://www.hotellivermore.com]. Complimentary full hot breakfast buffet and free high-speed wireless and DSL internet service.
  
  
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* '''Residence Inn Livermore Pleasanton''', 1000 Airway Blvd, (925) 373-1800, Fax: (925) 373-7252, [http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/OAKLV].
 
* '''Residence Inn Livermore Pleasanton''', 1000 Airway Blvd, (925) 373-1800, Fax: (925) 373-7252, [http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/OAKLV].
  
* '''Hampton Inn Livermore Pleasanton Dublin CA''', '''Best Hotel In Livermore''' 2850 livermore, (925) 606-6400, Fax: (925) 606-6410, [http://www.Livermore.Hamptoninn.com].
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* '''Hampton Inn Livermore Pleasanton Dublin CA''', 2850 livermore, (925) 606-6400, Fax: (925) 606-6410, [http://www.Livermore.Hamptoninn.com]. Breakfast, swimming pool, and high-speed Internet access.
  
* '''ExtendedStay America''', 2380 Nissen Dr, Ph: (925) 373-1700, Fax: (925) 373-1710, http://www.extendedstayhotels.com
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* '''ExtendedStay America''', 2380 Nissen Dr, Ph: (925) 373-1700, Fax: (925) 373-1710, [http://www.extendedstayhotels.com]
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==Get out==
  
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Revision as of 19:57, 13 March 2012

Livermore is a suburban city in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Like its neighbor Pleasanton, it lies over the East Bay foothills in the Tri-Valley region, but just west of the Altamont Pass, which separates the Tri-Valley region from from the vast San Joaquin Valley.

Contents

Understand

Livermore has at least one claim to fame: it is home to the longest burning incandescent light bulb in the world. A light bulb that was installed at a local firehouse over 100 years ago is still burning today. For more information, see the [1].

It is also home to two national laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory. For more information, visit the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory [2] or Sandia National Laboratory [3] websites.

Get in

By Car

Interstate 580 is the city's main highway. Livermore is just a short drive from the center of the Bay Area.

By Bart

The nearest BART station is in Dublin/Pleasanton (you will need to take WHEELS bus to get there). Visit the BART [4] website for train details.

By Train

There is also a train station for the Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) train in Livermore. The train takes you to Fremont and San Jose, or to Stockton.

By Air

Livermore has a general aviation airport

Get around

Wheels is the local bus service that will take you to Pleasanton and Dublin.

See

The Livermore Valley, which contains many wineries including the famous Wente Vineyards [5], is considered "wine country", and produces some of California's best wines. Visit the Livermore Valley Wine Growers [6] for more information. Altamont Raceway, where the infamous Altamont concert took place, is also located in the city.

Do

Altamont Raceway, where the infamous Altamont concert took place, is also located in the city.

Lake Del Valle: This park is ideal for picnicking, horseback riding, boating, fishing and swimming. Lake Del Valle is in Central Alameda County, about five miles south of the City of Livermore in the Arroya del Valle. The park is on Del Valle Road, just a few miles south of Interstate 580 in Livermore.

The Livermore Valley Opera [7] stages fall and spring productions of famous operas each year.

The California Independent Film Festival [8] is held annually at venues across Livermore.

Boomers [9] is a theme park with go-carts, miniature golf and arcades.

Eat

Donut Wheel is one of the few places in town open 24 hours. On the corner of First and L Streets, this Livermore staple marks the west entrance to the main downtown area. 2017 First Street, (925) 447-8190.

Drink

Panama Bay Coffee Co. has the best coffee in town. 2115 First Street, (925) 245-1700.

Sleep

  • Courtyard Livermore, 2929 Constitution Drive, (925) 243-1000, Fax: (925) 243-1010, [10].


  • Hawthorn Suites Livermore Wine Country, 1700 N. Livermore Avenue, 925-606-6060, Fax: 925-606-8050, [11]. Complimentary full hot breakfast buffet and free high-speed wireless and DSL internet service.


  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 3000 Constitution Drive, (925) 961-9600, [12].
  • Motel 6, 4673 Lassen Road, (925) 443-5300, Fax: (925) 606-9347, [13].
  • Residence Inn Livermore Pleasanton, 1000 Airway Blvd, (925) 373-1800, Fax: (925) 373-7252, [14].
  • Hampton Inn Livermore Pleasanton Dublin CA, 2850 livermore, (925) 606-6400, Fax: (925) 606-6410, [15]. Breakfast, swimming pool, and high-speed Internet access.
  • ExtendedStay America, 2380 Nissen Dr, Ph: (925) 373-1700, Fax: (925) 373-1710, [16]
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 7700 Southfront Rd, 925-373-9600, [17]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: noon.

Get out

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