As the Tri-Valley continues to shelter in place, much of what we have to offer remains temporarily closed to the public. For the time being, we invite you to join Visit Tri-Valley virtually and experience everything from wine tasting to nature walks all from the comfort and safety of your own home.
For those of you local to the Tri-Valley, it is no surprise that the Livermore Valley has become a paradise for foodies, wine connoisseurs, and craft beer lovers. Dine Out Along the Road has shed some light on the award winning restaurants, craft breweries and wineries in Livermore, CA.
Auburn lounge Danville has launched a series of at-home cocktail how-to videos. Get your cocktail shaker out and start practicing! Find those videos HERE.
The Tri-Valley’s weekend brunch scene on Saturday and Sunday mornings is deliciously bustling without the long waits or required reservations. Whether you’re craving a plate of avocado toast, fresh and seasonal dishes, or bottomless mimosas, these brunch spots have got something on the menu for you. HERE’S our line-up of the best brunch in the Tri-Valley.
The Tri-Valley might be home to one of the oldest wine countries and one of the newest beer trails in California, but over the past few years its craft cocktail scene has become certifiably buzz-worthy. From build-your-own Manhattans to Spiked Jarritos, these crafty cocktails are a fun and memorable way to get tipsy in the Tri-Valley. Check them out HERE.
Although the Tri-Valley Beer trail is temporarily closed for exploration, you can still join us on a crawl through a variety of local stops!
Let’s start in Pleasanton, the home of the Tri-Valley’s oldest craft brewery. For over 20 years Main Street Brewery has been serving up craft brews which can still be purchased by the growler. Stick to a classic and enjoy their Pleasanton Pale Ale, with an artful addition of their 100 year Heritage Hops, but make sure you don’t miss the long awaited yearly release of their AttaBoy I.P.A.
From the oldest craft brewery to a place found by two Tri-Valley natives looking to create a refined and comfortable craft beer experience, we are now enjoying a pint from BottleTaps. BottleTaps features an impressive list of 30 taps currently filling growlers with beer, wines, ciders, meads, and kombucha.
It’s time to crack open a can or raise your glass to Livermore’s first craft brewery since prohibition, Altamont Beer Works! With brews ranging from Peanut Butter Stout to Fruit Beer there is sure to be a cold one for you. All brews are produced on site to ensure you are able to enjoy the freshest possible beer.
Taking a step away from the traditional brews, we find ourselves at Shadow Puppet Brewing Company. This stop features unique beer flavor profiles by combining traditional brewing techniques with uncommon ingredients. Think kumquats, caramel, and ginger… bot not all at once!
Don’t even think about hopping on a plane for our next stop in Dublin, California that is. While you won’t find Irishmen downing pints you will find a microbrewery paying tribute to the city itself, INC 82 Brewing. Cheers to “Dublin’s Finest” a NITRO Stout Irish Dry filled with unsweetened cocoa.
The Tri-Valley is known for award winning sips and two in particular can be found at Danville Brewing Company. Their 925 Blonde and Oatmeal Raisin Cookie are sure to satisfy even the toughest of critics.
Remember, many of your favorite local brews are still available for purchase directly from the source!
The Blackhawk Museum in Danville, CA is home to the Into China exhibition. The gallery brings some of the finest handcrafted masterpieces that mirror the country’s rich culture and enormous size directly to the Tri-Valley. Perhaps you knew that Dragons are a powerful creatures and even legendary in Chinese mythology. Did you know they control the water forces? The Great Dragon sculpture took artists nearly two years to assemble and sculpt. It symbolizes the nobility, wealth, and joy of the propitious dragon. Dreamland is modeled after Tao Yuanming’s ancient fable ‘The Peach Blossom Spring’. It uses traditional Chinese carving techniques and painting methodology to depict a fantasy land where people pursue a life full of peace and happiness. Three Buddhas is a hand-carved shrine depicting what would be found at an early Buddhist temple site. These sites were built all over China as Chinese Buddhism became popular, which is a mixture of Buddhist scriptures, native Taoism and folk religion.
Science on Saturday is a series of science lectures for middle and high school students. Each topic highlights cutting-edge science occurring at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The talks are presented by LLNL scientists in collaboration with local area high school science teachers. Find an archive of videos HERE and recent worksheets HERE.
The Firehouse Arts Center is showcasing art from 90 Bay Area artists. “Art in Place” is the Harrington Gallery’s first virtual online exhibition. While these times are trying for many, art has become a source of light. View the gallery HERE and visit The Firehouse Arts Center on Facebook for spotlights on selected artists. The exhibition will be available from April 13th – May 29th, 2020.
The trip up summit was only part of the adventure! Once at the top of Mt. Diablo you are greeted with some of the best visibility in the Western United States. Mt. Diablo is also home to a variety of unique rock formations and aquatic fossils. Let’s check it out!
See the full adventure HERE.
Rise and grind, caffeine-lovers! The Tri-Valley Caffeine Trail is a unique collection of cafés, coffee houses, and tea rooms in the Tri-Valley, each with their own special set of peps and perks. Sip on craft coffee creations, sweet boba tea, and steamy artisanal teas as you explore the most creative caffeine connoisseurs of the Tri-Valley.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Do you think your sweet tooth can handle the Tri-Valley Ice Cream Trail? With over a dozen stops on the trail and everything from ice cream cookie sandwiches to gelato, you are sure to find something to satisfy your craving.
The Livermore Valley Wine Country boasts the best in hospitality with welcoming tasting rooms and award-winning wines. Visit the beautiful lush grounds of Wente Vineyards for a tasting and dining experience you won’t forget. Try one of the Valley’s best boutique wineries such as McGrail Vineyards or Darcie Kent Vineyards for an intimate tasting.
The Tri-Valley Beer Trail is a growing community of 23 craft breweries, taprooms, and alehouses located in the Tri-Valley. This rich community of brewers and beer-lovers has partnered up with Visit Tri-Valley to develop this fun, hop-centric activity for residents and visitors alike.
The Tri-Valley is filled with dog parks, dog-friendly restaurants, wineries, breweries and more. Here are some samples of the great places to explore and things to do with your furry family member. We have also provided a compilation of dog information HERE that you can use to make sure Fido’s upcoming visit is just as wonderful as yours.
Over the past few weeks there has been a noticeable increase in internet searches from individuals looking to foster or adopt a new furry friend.
Fire Station 6 in Livermore, CA, is home to the Centennial Bulb. This handblown bulb was donated to the Fire Department in 1901 and has been recognized as being the oldest known working lightbulb by Guinness Book of World Records, Ripley’s Believe-It-or-Not, the President of the United States, Congress, Senate, and more. To see a live feed of the bulb and more interesting facts, click HERE.
Our friends over at Wente Vineyards are helping to cure that cabin fever of yours with fun ways to connect virtually with friends and family. They have suggested activities such as game nights and even starting your own virtual book club! Head on over HERE for more details on how to make these encounters happen virtually.
During these unprecedented times, our friends at The Wave have continued to be a resource to our community. Whether for the kids or yourself, coloring is a great way to reduce stress and help pass the time. We hope you enjoy THESE printable pages. Don’t forget to check out other at home activities HERE.
Looking to get those creative juice flowing but need someone to guide you? The friendly artists over at Pinot’s Palette will guid you through a project all from the comfort and safety of your own home. The experience is live and completely interactive. Find out more and register HERE.
It’s time to find out who in the family has the most knowledge of P-Town. It’s time for trivia night. The Subjects? The Pleasanton library and public art throughout the city. More of a book worm? Try tackling a bit of general literary trivia or bring the kids in for a night of literature trivia more suited to them!
“Flopsy missed seeing you out at Emerald Glen Park this year so he got together with Glen the Guide to create this fun virtual egg hunt. How many eggs did you find? Share this video with your friends and see who can find the most eggs!” -Dublin Parks & Community Services
Join your favorite librarians from the Pleasanton Library for virtual storytime! They will read stories, sing songs, and invite you to have fun with them. Click HERE for additional stories and stories read in a variety of languages.
It’s time to join the aquatics recreation supervisor of the Dolores Bengston Aquatic Center, Tracy Newman, for a series of swim lessons. Each one is designed to be completed from the comfort of your own home, in the bathtub! Let’s get those kiddos ready for a safe and fun summer.
The City of Dublin Parks and Community Services Department has created a list of activities to keep you and your family at home and healthy. Visit their website HERE for storytime, learning, games, and more.