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PleasantonUnited States of America

Venture from San Francisco to the East Bay, where this small city combines old-town charm with great shopping, food and a variety of activities and events. 

Pleasanton lives up to its name. This pleasant town is located in Alameda County, a gorgeous suburban area in San Francisco’s East Bay region. Pleasanton consistently ranks among both the wealthiest cities and the best places to live in the United States. Enjoy its high-end shops, diverse restaurants and beautiful scenery.

The land that is now Pleasanton was settled in the 1850s. Known as the “Most Desperate Town in the West,” this spot was a refuge for criminals during California’s Gold Rush. Over time, the town became increasingly gentrified. Its unusual spelling is attributed to the typographical error of a U.S. Postal Service employee.

Explore Pleasanton’s historically preserved buildings. In the downtown area, you can find buildings in Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, Italianate and Gothic Revival styles. Identify the iconic downtown Kolln Hardware building by its distinctive cupola.

Regardless of when you visit Pleasanton, you are sure to find a special event. On any Saturday morning, get fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmers market just off Main Street. From May through September on first Wednesdays of the month, visit the themed street fair. In summer, bring a picnic to enjoy a free Friday Concert in the Park with local talents performing free at the Lions’ Wayside Park downtown. The Firehouse Arts Center also regularly hosts plays, concerts and art exhibitions.

For a quick getaway from Pleasanton’s suburbia, hike the Ridgeline Trail at Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park. Just a short drive outside downtown Pleasanton, this oft-overlooked park is a calm place to enjoy the East Bay’s wilderness. The 7.4-mile (11.9-kilometer) trail is popular with both day hikers and mountain bikers.

Pleasanton is easily accessible by car, train and public transportation. The central Amtrak station provides national train service. Use the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) to reach San Francisco in just 1 hour.Warm weather, a convenient location and diverse attractions await you in this California town any time of year.

Top hotels in Pleasanton

Four Points by Sheraton Pleasanton
Four Points by Sheraton Pleasanton
3 out of 5
5115 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA
The price is €74 per night from 6 Nov to 7 Nov

Situated in Pleasanton, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Tommy T's Comedy House and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Stoneridge Shopping Center. San Francisco Premium Outlets ...

4.1/5Very Good! (952 reviews)

"We had good experience with the staff. The property is beautiful with the streams, waterfall and flower and plants around it. Nice to walk around. Room was great but I did not read it did not have a fridge wich was my fault. We had a bad experience of being woken up at 2am to people talking loud ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Four Points by Sheraton Pleasanton
HYATT house Pleasanton
HYATT house Pleasanton
3 out of 5
4545 Chabot Drive, Pleasanton, CA
The price is €125 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct

Situated in a provincial park, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hacienda Business Park and Team Health West. Tommy T's Comedy House and Stanford Health ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (971 reviews)

"Nice, big room! Decent location. Will definitely stay at this hotel again when we go to visit our son!"…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2020

HYATT house Pleasanton
Pleasanton Marriott
Pleasanton Marriott
3.5 out of 5
11950 Dublin Canyon Rd, Pleasanton, CA
The price is €74 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Situated in Pleasanton, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Stoneridge Shopping Center and within 3 miles (5 km) of Dublin Civic Center and Team Health West. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (964 reviews)

"Beautifully kept property. Full Covid compliance. Quiet."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

Pleasanton Marriott
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Pleasanton

Separated Master Bedroom With Privacy
Separated Master Bedroom With Privacy
4454 Denker Dr, Pleasanton, CA
The price is €150 per night from 23 Nov to 24 Nov

Situated in Pleasanton, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Team Health West, Hacienda Business Park and Tommy T's Comedy House. Stoneridge Shopping ...

Separated Master Bedroom With Privacy
Nice Townhouse in Charming Pleasanton
Nice Townhouse in Charming Pleasanton
3780 Thistle Way, Pleasanton, CA

Situated in Pleasanton, this holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of Hacienda Business Park, Stanford Health Care - Valleycare Medical Foundation and Hacienda ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Family reunion

"The property is super clean and cozy. Felt very much at home. The property owners were available and answered quickly when I contacted them. Will repeat when I return."…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2019

Nice Townhouse in Charming Pleasanton
2 Bed 2 Bath Condo in Smoketree Commons Drive
2 Bed 2 Bath Condo in Smoketree Commons Drive
3468 Smoketree Commons Drive, 174, Pleasanton, CA

Situated in Pleasanton, this condo is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Alameda County Fairgrounds. LMG HealthCare ...

2 Bed 2 Bath Condo in Smoketree Commons Drive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Pleasanton

Jack London Square
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Jack London Square

4/5(1 review)

Shop, dine and stroll to your heart’s content in this waterside square, named after the novelist who spent his childhood here. 

Top things to do in Pleasanton

Yosemite National Park Valley Highlights Tour
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Yosemite National Park Valley Highlights Tour

€151
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoia Grove Day Tour
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Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoia Grove Day Tour

€168
Per adult
City by the Bay Cruise
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City by the Bay Cruise

€29
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of California
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City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of California

€8
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
San Francisco Bay Tour
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San Francisco Bay Tour

€160
Per adult
Silicon Valley Legends Tour
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Silicon Valley Legends Tour

€437
Per adult
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