The year-round forecast in the Tri-Valley is typically moderate and sunny, capturing some of the best weather that Northern California has to offer. However, when Mother Nature has her own plans, sometimes we need to find respite indoors. Whether you’re trying to beat the heat or looking for something fun to do on a rainy day, there are plenty of local indoor activities to enjoy. See below for our top 10 indoor activities to do in the Tri-Valley.
The Tri-Valley is home to an award-winning, multi-level museum as well as several institutions dedicated to preserving local history.
The Blackhawk Museum, located in Danville, consists of five world-class galleries all housed under one roof. While its mostly known for its rotating car collection featuring rare and historically significant automobiles, it’s also home to the award-winning Spirit of the Old West gallery, the World of Nature gallery (pictured above), the Into China gallery, and the Art of Africa gallery. More Info →
Housed in the city’s former city hall and library, the Museum on Main is now a central hub for community events and the keeper of local historical artifacts. Inside you’ll find rotating exhibits along with thousands of photos and documents retaining the history of Pleasanton and the Amador-Livermore Valley. More Info →
he Museum of San Ramon Valley collects, stores, and displays artifacts from in and around the San Ramon Valley. Built on a site that used to be an old train depot, the museum actually features a full-sized train car on its premises. In addition to featuring revolving exhibits throughout the year, it also hosts several guided tours including the Alamo Cemetery and Old Town Danville. More Info →
Keep the kids entertained with plenty of options from laser tag and arcade games to a ninja agility course and trampoline park.
Lost World Adventures is a massive family-fun center featuring play structures, arcade games, black light mini-golf, five climbing walls, a ropes course and mini bowling. If that’s not enough, it’s also home to a 7,000 square foot multi-level laser tag arena and a ninja agility course. More Info →
Located in Dublin, this premier indoor trampoline park also houses a foam pit, slam dunk arena, and an x-beam to put your balance to the test. Younger children can safely visit during dedicated toddler playtimes. Visit Friday or Saturday nights for special neon-lit jump parties. More Info →
While this amusement park does feature outdoor activities like mini golf and go-kart racing, it also has plenty of indoor activities including arcade games and laser tag. More Info →
There’s nothing wrong with a little healthy competition. Try your hand at axe throwing, put the pedal to the metal on an indoor go kart racing course, or challenge your family and friends to a game of bocce.
While DaBoccery has both indoor and outdoor space, its indoor activities include several bocce courts, shuffleboard, foot pool, arcade games, and axe throwing. Visit their full bar or order from their extensive menu in between games. More Info →
Located in Pleasanton, Limitless Axes & Ales combines a heart-pounding activity with a casual atmosphere of a local taproom. Visit on Thursday nights during their Glow Throw hours to see the place lit up with black lights and neon. More Info →
Nearly all Livermore Valley wineries have indoor tasting rooms, but there are a few unique spaces you won’t want to miss during your visit.
This Cal-Ital winery sits on the border between Pleasanton and Livermore and features an 8,000 square foot tasting room surrounding by 150 acres of beautiful vineyards. Staying true to its roots, its indoor tasting room features an Italian-inspired deli serving up small bites and snacks. Rather sit outside? This winery is also home to an outdoor bocce court and a shaded outdoor seating area. More Info →
This Livermore Valley winery has made waves in the media over recent years, being featured by Oprah Magazine and the Today Show for its delicious varietals. However, its charming barrel room that houses a miniature barn and mismatched furniture is truly a one-of-a-kind tasting experience. More Info →
This longstanding theater features local beers on tap, food service, as well as comfy seats and couches. While the cinema shows independent and classic films, it also features live sporting events as well as new releases. More Info →
Seated in the middle of Downtown Livermore, the Bankhead Theater is a performing arts center with 500 seats hosting local opera, ballet & theatre groups, as well as concerts. More Info →
Whether you have a creative bone in your body or not, picking up a paintbrush for a few hours can be a fun pastime. Visit an indoor art studio to create your own masterpiece.
Located in Pleasanton, this unique art studio combines art and technology in a futuristic approach to art making. Work with a variety of mediums including canvas, pottery, ceramic, unfinished wood, and even rocks! More Info →
With locations in Danville and Livermore, Pinots Palette is your quintessential paint & sip art studio perfect for girls nights out, date nights, or even mid-day paint sessions with bottomless mimosas. More Info →
The Tri-Valley is home to an extensive craft beer scene with several indoor taprooms to chose from. Download our free mobile passport and hit the Tri-Valley Beer Trail for exclusive deals and discounts to various locations. Win some sweet Beer Trail swag after visiting a certain number of stops.
Known by locals to be the first brewery in Livermore since Prohibition, Altamont Beer Works proudly brews and packages all of their beers in the Tri-Valley. Located in the Livermore Wine Country, their large taproom is home to rotating food trucks and live music. More Info →
This family-owned brewery designs unique beer flavors by combining traditional brewing techniques and uncommon ingredients. Its indoor tasting room features 22 beers and seltzers plus light snacks to munch on. More Info →
Whether you’re good at puzzles and picking up on clues or you just like a good challenge, escape rooms are a fun indoor activity for all ages.
Ice Skating is fun year-round and can be enjoyed any season at one of our local indoor ice skating rinks.
Dublin Iceland is a full-sized ice rink featuring figure skating and hockey classes. Fun Fact: Kristi Yamaguchi (National World, and Olympic Champion) completed a majority of her training at Dublin Iceland! More Info →
Whether you’d like to learn a new culinary skill or you don’t know your way around a kitchen at all, taking a cooking class is a great way to spend the day indoors.
Located in Pleasanton, Pans on Fire has been hosting culinary classes since 2006. Featuring a variety of classes, guests can learn how to make certain cuisines or master a specific skill like cake decorating. More Info →