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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 €62 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan

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. Alameda County Fairgrounds ...

4.1/5Very Good! (982 reviews)

"Found a car broken into in the morning, lil disturbing..Only two parking spots from my truck.."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2021

Four Points by Sheraton Pleasanton
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pleasanton at the Club
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pleasanton at the Club
3.5 out of 5
7050 Johnson Dr, Pleasanton, CA
The price is €74 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan

Situated in Pleasanton, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Tommy T's Comedy House and Team Health West. Hacienda Business Park and Dublin Civic Center are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (917 reviews)

"It would be nice to have a microwave in the room. There was on available in the ground floor near a food area."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pleasanton at the Club
Pleasanton Marriott
Pleasanton Marriott
3.5 out of 5
11950 Dublin Canyon Rd, Pleasanton, CA
The price is €81 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan

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! (1,001 reviews)

"pleasant place to stay if you want a place to relax & rest. Accessible to shopping mall & easy to go nearby place with so many one stop shop."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jan 2021

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 €145 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan

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
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
Master bedroom & private bathroom in a nice furnished condo
Master bedroom & private bathroom in a nice furnished condo
3468 Smoketree Commons Dr, 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 ...

Master bedroom & private bathroom in a nice furnished condo
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.

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