Pleasanton is a city in the East Bay (Bay Area) lying across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco.
The Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) is a train service that there is going from Pleasanton to places nearby, Stockton or San Jose. There is a BART station named Dublin/Pleasanton that has the SFO/Millbrae - Dublin/Pleasanton and the Dublin/Pleasanton - SFO/Millbrae BART lines and is on the border of Dublin, which WHEELS and The County Connection goes to. A station named West Dublin/Pleasanton will be built in 2009.
- Driving is not so hard in Pleasanton
- There are many places to park in Pleasanton
- Many transit companies exist for Pleasanton. The main bus is WHEELS, which goes to Dublin and Livermore also. The County Connection has a few buses in Pleasanton.
there is also reverse peak service from here to Modesto
AM to Modesto and PM return to Dublin/Pleaston bart station
fare is $11 o.w $13 round trip (must be in the same day)
- Good Guys Car Shows, Alameda County Fairgrounds, . Pleasanton is the home of the Alameda County Fairgrounds, which host numerous events. The Good Guys Rod and Custom Association holds 4 car shows (approximately quarterly, but bunched into the best weather of March through November) at the fairgrounds. Clubs and individuals show off their hot rods, muscle cars, and customs in the main showgrounds, while a growing area of parts and vehicles for sale is a blast to walk around and look for great deals. A must to see for car nuts.
Every summer Pleasanton hosts the Alameda County fair.
- 3rd Thursdays Art Walk (Pleasanton's Art Walk, 3rd Thursdays), Downtown Pleasanton (From 580: Exit Santa Rita, head south following signs to downtown. From 680: exit Bernal, head east following the signs to downtown.), ☎ 925.400.8190, . 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.. The 3rd Thursdays MerchantArts Walk is a collaborative event bringing together local downtown merchants, arts groups and area artists in an effort to continue adding interesting and lively events to Downtown Pleasanton. We have something special here with our beautiful downtown and its surrounding parks and open spaces…we want to encourage you to enjoy what we have and come together and enjoy what the community has to offer – from our people, to the scenery and the shopping. Come celebrate this gift. It was from this desire that 3rd Thursdays was created. And because it’s free, you’ve got nothing to lose. It’s a nice walk, on a nice evening, so join your community, support local artists and help this community thrive. There is truly something for everyone at the 3rd Thursday Merchant Art Walk. We’ll see you under the Pleasanton sign! 3rd Thursdays is every third Thursday of the month, from 6:30 – 9:00pm. Free.
Pleasanton is home to many fine shopping areas. Stoneridge Mall is a large enclosed regional mall with Macy's, Nordstrom, Sears, and JC Penney. It is considered a favorite by locals. Downtown Pleasanton is loaded with unusual shops, antiques, and numerous quality restaurants. Pleasanton residents love to stroll its streets in the evening. Downtown has become an upscale destination and is safe for families with children. Rosewood Plaza is a neighborhood center with Long's Drugs, Levitz Furniture, and Macy's Home Store, among others. The city also features a Wal-Mart, Border's Books, Kohl's, and Home Depot.
- Watch Racehorses Training (Eddie Rich Racing Stable), Alameda County Fairgrounds (Gate 12), ☎ 209-839-9137, . Plan a morning & go behind the scenes to experience the exciting world of thoroughbred racing. Learn what it takes to get a thoroughbred racehorse ready for the races. Watch horses gallop & workout on the oldest active racecourse in America. Contact thoroughbred trainer, Eddie Rich at (209)839-9137 to schedule a morning. Free.
- Hap's Original, 122 West Neal Street. Just off Main Street, Hap's has an old school cocktail sign visible from the main drag. From there you might think it's an old watering hole until you walk up to the restaurant, and the upscale nature of the establishment becomes evident. This is an American Steak House, with fantastic steaks and somewhat pricey side dishes. Meals are ala carte. Stop in the bar for a Manhattan before dinner. Moderately Expensive.
- The Hop Yard Amercian Alehouse & Grill, 3015 Hopyard Road, ☎ (925) 426-9600, . Lots of beers on tap, mostly American Microbrews but including imports. Good food that is nothing to write home about (burgers, salads), but the beer is worth the trip. Outdoor seating fills up in the warmer months. Prices are very reasonable.
- Chicago's Metropolitan Deli, 6003 W. Las Positas Blvd., ☎ 925-462-1678, . Enjoy a delicious Italian Beef or any of the creative sandwiches this Chicago style eatery has to Offer. Famous not only for it's food, but also as the place leading thoroughbred jockey, Martin Garcia, once carved sandwiches.
- Courtyard Pleasanton, 5059 Hopyard Road, (925) 463-1414, Fax: (925) 463-0113, .
- Crowne Plaza Pleasanton Hotel, 11950 Dublin Canyon Rd., (925) 847-6000, .
- Motel 6, 5102 Hopyard Road, (925) 463-2626, Fax: (925) 225-0128, .
- Residence Inn Pleasanton, 11920 Dublin Canyon Road, (925) 227-0500, Toll-free: (800) 331-3131, Fax: (925) 828-1199, .
- Summerfield Suites Pleasanton Hotel, 4545 Chabot Dr., (925) 730-0070, Fax: (925) 730-0075, .
- Wyndham Garden Pleasanton Hotel, 5990 Stoneridge Mall Rd., (925) 463-3330, Fax: (925) 463-3315, . Adjacent to Stoneridge Mall.
- Four Points by Sheraton Pleasanton, 5115 Hopyard Rd, ☎ (925) 460-8800, .
- Sheraton Pleasanton Hotel, 5990 Stoneridge Mall Rd, ☎ (925) 463-3330, .
- Pleasanton Marriott, 11950 Dublin Canyon Blvd, . checkin: 3:00PM; checkout: 12:00PM.
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