eLivermore.com - By Bill Nale

 

Things To Do
In the Tri-Valley and surrounding areas

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Movies
Links to other sites
Attractions
   Amusement Parks
   Water Parks
   Museums
   Zoos & Aquariums
Parks
Sports - Bay Area Professional Teams

Hiking, Bicycling, Horse Back Riding (separate page)
Wineries (on separate Page)
Clubs ( Organizations Page)
Arts (Organizations Page)
Libraries (Government & Services Page)
Recreation Locations (Separate Page)
Sports - Local (Organizations Page)

Community Event Calendar


 

Movies
  Local Movie Listings on Yahoo.  Lists movie times for all theaters below, plus the surrounding area.
Local Theaters
Lvr Livermore Cinemas (Cinema West) 2490 First St. Livermore (925) 443-7469
13 screens, all digital.
Lvr Vine Theater First & South O Streets, Livermore, (925) 447-2545
Two screens.  Newly remodeled site.  Opened in 1956.
Dbln Regal Hacienda Crossing 5000 Dublin Boulevard, Dublin;  (925) 560-9600
20 screens plus IMAX theater.
SnRmn Crow Canyon Stadium 6 (Regal) 2525 San Ramon Valley Bl, San Ramon. (925) 820-4831
6 screens.
BlkHwk Blackhawk Movies Seven (Cinemark) 4175 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Blackhawk; (925) 736-0368
7 Screens.
Links
  Bay Area Backroads on KRON channel 4 TV.
  Tri Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau  
  San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau  
Clubs, Organizations, Arts, Local Sports, Recreation Businesses (detailed on other pages)
  Clubs On our Organizations Page
  Arts On our Organizations Page
  Libraries On our Government and Services Page
  Local Sports On our Organizations Page
  Recreation Businesses On its own page.  Includes:  Arcades - Bowling - Fencing - Golf Courses - Gymnastics - Health Clubs and Sports Facilities - Karate, Judo - Laser Tag - Miniature Golf - Skating - Racing, Motocross, Off Road - Rock Climbing - Ski Resorts - Swimming - Water Slides - Windsurfing - and more.
     
Attractions

Tri Valley

 
Sunol

Niles Canyon Railway

Running the first and third Sunday of every month (Oct to March) First three Sundays of every month May to Sept,  every Sunday in April for the "Flower Train"
Lvrmr

Ravenswood Historic Site.
LARPD info

2647 Arroyo Road - eLivermore Photos. Historic Estate built by Christopher Buckley Sr. in 1885.  Tours generally given on the 2nd Sunday of each month.  Check the eLivermore.com Calendar.
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Joan's Farm & Pumpkin Patch

Lvrmr, 4351 Mines Rd;  447-0794.  Open daily 9am to 6pm Oct 1 to 31.  Admission Free.
Visit our Old West Town, Teepees, Fort Maze, Corn Maze, Covered Wagon, and feed the farm animals. Stay for gold panning along with other fun and games. Our special weekend events include pony rides and face painting. You’ll have a great time and you’ll find the perfect pumpkin for everyone!
Lvrmr G&M Farms Corn Maze and pumpkin patch, open on October.
 
Our Winery Page

The Livermore Valley is a distinctive wine region, with over 20 wineries, and a 150 year heritage.  Most wineries have their tasting rooms open on weekends.  The annual Harvest Festival is on the Sunday and Monday of Labor Day weekend.  See also: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association
Lvrmr Umigo Indoor Kart Racing Indoor Kart racing.  1/4 mile track.  Right next door to Cabernet Indoor sports
Lvrmr Cabernet Indoor Sports Indoor Soccer and Baseball
Lvrmr Boomers Miniature Golf, Go-Carts Racing, Bumper Boats Arcade
Sunol Sunol Water Temple Open weekdays from 9am to 3pm.  eLivermore.com photos
Dbln Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl in Dublin
Lvrmr Granada Bowl in Livermore
Dan Danville Bowl  
Dbln Dublin Iceland Ice Skating Ice Skating
SnRmn Golden Skate Roller Skating in San Ramon
  Recreation Page Our Recreation Businesses page has a more complete listing of recreational businesses.
  See Museums below for more local attractions  
     
 

Bay Area, Etc

 
30 mi Jack London Square  Shopping, Dining, and Attraction on the Oakland waterfront.
30 mi Port of Oakland Maritime, Aviation.
40 mi Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco
40 mi Pier 39 in San Francisco
40 mi San Francisco Cable Car  
60 mi Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.  Historic Carousel and Giant Dipper.
60 mi Napa Valley Wine Train  
65 mi Sonoma Traintown Scale Railroad which can be ridden.
90 mi Old Sacramento Historic area of Sacramento on the waterfront with shops and museums, including the railroad museum.
230 mi Hearst Castle in San Simeon.  It is now a state park.  Tours can be booked online.
Amusement Parks
30 mi Great America in Santa Clara
45 mi Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo.  Amusement and Animal Park.  Formerly Marine World.
60 mi Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.  Historic Carousel and Giant Dipper.
60 mi Gilroy Gardens Family theme park in Gilroy specializing in gardens and trees.  Formerly Bonfante Gardens
Water Parks
Pls The Rapids Water Slides Pleasanton, 2500 Stanley Bl;  846-4900
25 mi Waterworld Concord, 1950 Waterworld Pkwy; 925-609-1364
35 mi Raging Waters San Jose, 2333 S. White Road; (408) 238-9900
    Note:  The Manteca Waterslides at Oakwood Lake is no longer operating.
Museums

    

  Yahoo Page of Museums in the Bay Area  
Lvrmr

Livermore Heritage Guild 

Historical collection in the historic Carnegie Library Building, downtown Livermore.  Hours
Lvrmr Ravenswood Historic Site Restored House and Cottage of Christopher A. Buckley Sr. 2647 Arroyo Rd, Livermore    Hours
Lvrmr Discovery Center at the Lab Formerly called the Visitors Center, located on Greenville Road just outside the lab's East gate.  Hours
Pls

Museum on Main

The Museum on Main Street.  Museum at 603 Main St Pleasanton; 462-2766   Hours
Dub

Dublin Heritage Center & Historical Preservation.

6600 Donlon Way, Dublin; 803-4128.  Hours
See also, the Dublin Historical Preservation Association.
Dub History Center at the Camp Parks Camp Parks Blvd of Dublin Blvd.  Hours
SanRmn

Museum of the San Ramon Valley 

205 Railroad Ave, Danville; 837-3750  Hours
Blkhwk

Blackhawk Museum.

Automotive Museum and more.  3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville. 736-2277  Hours
Dan Tao House Eugene O'Neill hillside estate.  838-0249
Fremont Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum 37417 Niles Blvd, Fremont  (510) 494-1411
 

Valley Children's Museum.

 
     
30 mi The Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland.  Opened August 19, 2000.  Brand new high tech Planetarium
30 mi

The Oakland Museum of California

Dedicated to the Arts, History and Natural Sciences of California.  Downtown Oakland.
30 mi

USS Hornet Museum

in Alameda.  The USS Hornet served in World War II and recovered the Apollo 11 and 12 Astronauts. It is docked at Alameda, and open to the public.
35 mi The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose
35 mi Perham Collection Electronics Museum of Silicon Valley
35 mi History San Jose  
35 mi Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose
40 mi Computer History Museum in Mountain View.  1401 Shoreline Blvd
40 mi The Exploratorium in San Francisco  -  Observatory
40 mi Bay Area Discovery Museum in San Francisco, by Golden Gate Bridge.  Aimed at Toddlers to 10 year olds
  San Francisco Cable Car Museim  
45 mi California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park  -  Morrison Planetarium  -  Lazerium  -  Steinhart Aquarium
40 mi Jeremiah O'Brien WWII Liberty Ship in San Francisco at Pier 45
40 mi USS Pampanito Submarine WWII submarine open to visitors daily at Pier 45.
40 mi Golden Gate Railroad Museum in San Francisco at the Hunter's Point Naval shipyards
90 mi California State Railroad Museum at historic Old Sacramento
     
Zoos and Aquariums
25 mi Oakland Zoo in Knowland Park
30 mi Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in San Jose
40 mi Coyote Point Museum in San Mateo.  Animal exhibits, Education.
45 mi Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park
45 mi San Francisco Zoo  
100mi Safari West in Santa Rosa.  400 acre private preserve with hundreds of exotic animals.
100 mi Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey.  Large Aquarium on the historic Canary Row.
     
Parks
See also:  Hiking, Biking, and Horse Back Riding for descriptions and photos of local trails.
City Links  (note these pages move around a lot, so links may be broken)
  City of Livermore Parks Page  
  City of Pleasanton Parks Page  
  City of Dublin Recreation Page  
  Alameda County Fairgrounds  
Local Parks
  Livermore Area Recreation & Park District (LARPD)  
Lvrmr

Sycamore Grove / Veterans Park

Map. - eLivermore Photos. These two parks are connected. Hiking, Bike riding, Roller Blading, Horseback riding, picnicking.  2.5 mile paved path.  Entrances are on Wetmore road near the Livermore Valley Cellars winery and on Arroyo Road near the Wente Vineyards Visitor's Center on Arroyo. 
Lvrmr

May Nissen Park and Swim Center

685 Rincon Ave. 12 acre Park and Swim Center. Baseball fields, tennis courts, Picnic area  
Lvrmr

Robert Livermore Park - East Ave at Loyola.

Ball Fields, Tennis courts, Soccer.  Soon to be built community center.
Lvrmr

Robertson Park

Map. Home of the Rodeo.  Picnic areas, Soccer and Baseball fields, hiking, Horseback Riding.  Runs along the Arroyo Mocho.  
Lvrmr

Ravenswood Historic Site

2647 Arroyo Road - eLivermore Photos. Historic Estate build by Christopher Buckley Sr. in 1885.  
Lvrmr

The Barn

3131 Pacific Ave. Built in 1922.  Used for many community events.  Part of the city hall complex. 
Lvrmr

Carnegie Building and Park

2155 Third Street - eLivermore Photos.  Downtown Park and Historic Building.  Former Library, now the home of the Livermore Heritage Guild.
Lvrmr

Skate Park

Map 11,000 sq foot concrete structure for skating.  
     
EB Parks East Bay Regional Park District Del Valle, Shadow Cliffs.  Click here for map of Tri-valley ebparks map
Lvrmr

Del Valle

eLivermore Photos.  Lake south of Livermore.  Swimming, boating, camping, windsurfing, hiking, horse back riding, picnic areas.  The web site includes detailed maps.  Bay Area Hiking Page on Del Valle.
Pls

Shadow Cliffs

Between Pleasanton and Livermore on Stanley.  Boating (no gas engines), fishing, swimming, picnic, waterslide.
Pls

Pleasanton Ridge

Hills above Pleasanton.  Hiking.  Beautiful view.
Tri-Val

Ohlone Wilderness

Hiking and horseback riding.  South of Livermore.  Connects Del Valle to Sunol.
Sunol

Sunol Regional Wilderness

 
20 mi

Mission Peak

 
20 mi

Lake Chabot

 
     
State and National Parks
  California State Parks Home Page  
Lvrmr

Lake Del Valle State Park

eLivermore Photos.  Lake south of Livermore.  Swimming, boating, camping, windsurfing, hiking, horse back riding, picnic areas.  The web site includes detailed maps.  Bay Area Hiking Page on Del Valle.
Dan

Mount Diablo State Park

 
20 mi

Carnegie State Vehicle Recreation Area

East of Livermore
45 mi

Angel Island

 
45 mi

Half Moon Bay State Beach

 
60 mi

Mount Tamalpais State Park

 
230 mi

Hearst Castle

San Simeon.  Tours can be booked online.
     
  National Park Service  
Dan

Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site

 
 

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Includes Alcatraz, Fort Point, Muir Woods, and the Presidio and other sites.
40 mi

Alcatraz Island

The famous prison in San Francisco Bay.
40 mi

Fort Point National Historic Site

By the base of the Golden Gate Bridge, in SF.
45 mi

Presidio of San Francisco

 
55 mi

Muir Woods National Monument

located near Mill Valley, in Marin County
40 mi

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Fleet of Historic Vessels
75 mi

Point Reyes National Seashore

 
150 mi

Yosemite National Park.

 
220 mi

Sequoia & Kings Canyon

 
230 mi

Lassen Volcanic National Park

 
~350 mi

Death Valley

 
     
Bay Area Professional Sports Teams
NFL Football
 

San Francisco 49ers

NFC Western Division of the National Football League.  Playing in 3Com Park (Candlestick Park) in San Francisco.
 

Oakland Raiders

AFC Western Division of the National Football League.  Playing in Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland.

Major League Baseball

 

San Francisco Giants

NL West Division of Major League Baseball.  Playing in the new Pac Bell Park in San Francisco.
 

Oakland Athletics

AL West Division of Major League Baseball.  Playing in Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland.

Basketball

 

Golden State Warriors

Pacific Division of the National Basketball Association.  Playing in the New Arena at Oakland.

Hockey

 

San Jose Sharks

Pacific Division of the National Hockey League.  Playing at the San Jose Arena.

Arena Football

 

San Jose SaberCats

Western Division of the Arena Football League playing in the San Jose Arena.

Major League Soccer

 

San Jose Earthquakes

Professional Soccer
Stadiums
  Oakland Coliseum & Arena Home to the A's, Raiders, and Warriors.  Terraserver view.  Officially Network Associates Coliseum
  Candlestick Park Home of the 49ers.  Ballparks.com page Terraserver view.  Officially 3Com Park
  AT&T Park (formerly SBC, formerly PacBell) Home of the Giants.  Ballparks.com page.  (too new for Terraserver)
  HP Pavilion (San Jose) Home of the Sharks.  Terraserver View
  Stanford Stadium Home to the Stanford Cardinal.   Terraserver view.
  Cal Memorial Stadium Home to the Golden Bears.  Terraserver view.
  Spartan Stadium Home of the San Jose State Spartans.  Terraserver view.