With a historic downtown and all-American Main Street as the focal point of this affluent, family-friendly community, plus more than 1,200 acres of parks and green space, the city of Pleasanton, California, more than lives up to its name. Book Pleasanton, CA hotels to discover varied tourist attractions, enjoy scenery bathed in sunshine all year round, and explore other great destinations in the Bay Area. The major cities of San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose are all within easy reach, as are wine regions and the Pacific coast.
Oakland International Airport is the closest major airport to Pleasanton at approximately 24 miles away. A number of public transportation services can get you from the airport to hotels in Pleasanton, including BART, Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority's Wheels buses, the Altamont Commuter Express, and AC Transit buses. You could also take a taxi, arrange limousine or door-to-door shuttle services in advance, or rent a car from one of 10 companies at the airport. Consider heading straight from the airport to nearby San Francisco to see the sights of the city before continuing to Pleasanton. Look into cheap hotels in San Francisco if you want more than a day to tour Alcatraz Island, take a boat trip under the Golden Gate Bridge, and climb up Coit Tower. Attractions in Pleasanton include the Alameda County Fairgrounds, which hosts shows and events year-round, and includes the circa-1858 Pleasanton Fairgrounds Racetrack, the oldest of its kind in the United States. The fairgrounds also feature a nine-hole golf course and a model train exhibit. Arrange Pleasanton rental cars and drive to Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park, with more than 5,000 acres of scenic wooded hills with trails for hiking and horseback riding. Check the performance schedule at the city's Firehouse Arts Center, which offers theater, music, and comedy shows. The center also houses an art gallery.
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