Tri-Valley, CA - A Unique Destination

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The Tri-Valley, California region is a triangle-shaped area situated on the east side of San Francisco Bay about 18 miles southeast of Oakland and 33 miles from San Francisco. The Tri-Valley is comprised of three adjacent valleys - Amador, Livermore, and San Ramon - and is comprised of five communities that are members of the Tri-Valley CVB:  Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, and Danville. The Tri-Valley California area spans two California counties:  Alameda and Contra Costa.
Tri-Valley, California has long been known for a level of elegance and hospitality that continues to make us a favorite among travelers. Our area offers a wide range of hotels, resident suites, and bed & breakfast inns from which to choose. Take advantage of world-class hotels representing all of the major hospitality chains, or recharge and refresh at one of our B&B or boutique establishments.

Culinary delights abound in Tri-Valley, California! Whether you are in town to celebrate a special occasion or attend a professional conference, Tri-Valley, California has what it takes to satisfy your every craving. Our wide selection of diverse eateries offers the best in culinary experiences. Find everything from down-home comfort cooking to the modern flavors of California fusion cuisine. If pub food is what you crave, be sure to visit one of our alehouses and sample from a great selection of microbrews.

Visitors can also take part in the long-standing tradition of pairing food and wine at one of the many 'Winemaker Dinners' hosted by the valley's premier chefs and award-winning restaurants. Guests dine on tailor-made menus designed to complement and enhance the varietals made famous here, one of the oldest wine regions in California. From a casual family-friendly lunch to an elegant and romantic dinner-date, it is all here.

Recreation and entertainment is diverse, assuring everyone who visits a good time.
  • Wine Tasting
  • Local Dining
  • Shopping in historic downtowns
  • Golf
  • Fairs & Festivals
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Camping

livermore_TastingRm.jpgWINE COUNTRY:
Connoisseurs and novices alike can quench their thirst for quality, handcrafted wines in the Livermore Valley Wine Country. Less than an hour east of San Francisco, visitors will find a flourishing expanse of vineyards, vistas and wineries. Tri-Valley visitors can experience California wine tasting without the long drive, crowds, and expensive tasting room fees. Save money and time and visit Livermore Valley Wine Country in Tri-Valley, California.

One of the last non-commercialized wine countries, Livermore Valley is home to 38 flourishing wineries. Tasting rooms offer residents and visitors alike an intimate experience where one-on-one contact with winemaker and owner are commonplace. Livermore Valley winemakers have captured acclaim and attention the world over by staying true to the philosophy of high quality wines at a reasonable price.

Tri-Valley, California is in close proximity to the Oakland Athletics, and San Francisco's Giants and 49ers. A trip across the bay to enjoy a sporting event or a night out at the theater is just a BART ride away. For an adventurous day to remember that's only about an hour away, visit Paramount's Great America or Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.

  • Livermore Valley is argued to be California's oldest wine region, with the first grapes having been planted in 1839.
  • Livermore Valley Wine Country is made up of more than 5,000 acres of vineyards.
  • In 1911 the San Ramon Valley's Bishop Ranch was home to the largest orchard of Bartlett pears in the world.
  • In his early career horse racing-legend Seabiscuit was stabled and trained at the Alameda County Fair Racetrack.
  • Tri-Valley, California is home to Mount Diablo, the Bay Area's largest mountain, which stands at 3,849 feet. On a clear day views from the summit stretch more than 200 miles in every direction, and it is considered one of the largest view sheds in the Western United States.

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I have friends in Livermore and visit there yearly. I've seen the area grow and improve the quality of its wines and can attest to its being an enjoyable place to taste the very best wines, many different styles and varietals, as well as an interesting place to visit for other reasons. Good restaurants, excellent golfing, outdoor cafes and shopping along a newly redone/revitalized main street in the city of Livermore. Convenient to BART for visits to the Bay Area. An excellent base for touring Napa and Sonoma too. Don't overlook Livermore!!

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