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For a great hotel in the Pleasanton area, the Marriott Pleasanton is conveniently located near all the major airports and is well positioned for you to enjoy the best that the area has to offer. We are surrounded by many major cities, including Napa Valley, Alameda and Berkeley.  With so much to see and do in the area, Marriott Pleasanton’s central location makes access to all the local attractions, countless restaurants and shopping malls surrounding our Pleasanton hotel quick and easy.  We are a short commute from Black Hawk Museum, Mount Diablo State Park, Livermore Wineries, Alcatraz, and Fisherman’s Wharf. If you’re visiting us for business or pleasure, our location makes us the best choice for a Pleasanton hotel.  Whether you fly, drive or take the train, getting here is easy and hassle-free.

Area Attractions

  • Historic Downtown Pleasanton

    Charming, historic Downtown Pleasanton is an enjoyable place to shop, dine and meet friends in a quaint, Old California setting. The pedestrian friendly, tree-lined streets offer a vibrant blend of parks and historic buildings, specialty shops and services, fine dining and coffee shops.

  • Alameda County Fairgrounds

    The Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton is home to over 300 events each year, including the Annual Alameda County Fair. On top of the many festivals, conventions, trade shows, consumer showcases, meetings, and expositions, the Fairgrounds offer a 9-hole golf course, a beautifully-appointed satellite wagering facility, featuring a fantastic restaurant, and many picnic areas available for your next family or corporate event.

  • BOOMERS!

    Are you looking for the ultimate place to have special time with the family? Boomers! Park brings out the best in everyone with their exciting attractions. Enjoy family fun with go-kart tracks, bumper boats, miniature golf, a video arcade and a café.

  • Super Franks Fun Adventure

    Super Franks Fun Adventure is a family entertainment restaurant that was designed to be equally enjoyable for both parents and kids! Not only is there a kid-friendly menu of pizzas, hot dogs and chicken fingers, but kids can also play the latest video games in the arcade. For the younger children, there's Taught Town, an educational entertainment/interactive learning experience for kids ages 5 and under. Children can enjoy playing in the indoor gym while parents supervise nearby and can enjoy freshly brewed Starbucks and free high-speed, wireless Internet.

  • Mount Diablo State Park

    Mount Diablo State Park is one of the ecological treasures of the San Francisco Bay Area. Here you will discover the mountain’s beautiful wildflowers, its extensive trail system, fascinating wildlife and distinctive rock formations. View the stars from its lofty heights, bike ride to the 3,849-foot summit or explore the more remote trails on horseback.

  • Oakland Zoo

    This 100-acre zoo offers naturalistic habitats and modern exhibits where you can see lions, elephants, zebras, giraffes, monkeys and wallaroos. The Oakland Zoo is nationally known for its outstanding elephant exhibit and has been praised for allowing their elephants to roam freely. Children can also enjoy visiting the Children's Zoo and experience interactive exhibits and children’s play areas. Visitors can also grab a bite to eat at the African Savannah Café or hop on the Outback Express Adventure Train.

  • Livermore Valley Wine Country

    Attracting well over 500,000 visitors per year, Livermore Valley Wine Country is unique among Northern California wine growing regions. Home to over 40 wineries, ranging from handcrafted startups to historic leaders of the California wine industry.

Area Shopping

  • Hacienda Crossings

    Hacienda Crossings is home to over 20 fine stores and more than 20 restaurants and also the Regal/Imax theater.

  • Stoneridge Mall

    Stoneridge is the East Bay's premier shopping center. This is truly a one-stop shopping destination with everything you need in one convenient location. Stores include Nordstrom, Macy’s, Macy’s Home, Sears and JCPenney, as well as over 165 specialty stores and restaurants including, The Cheesecake Factory and P.F. Chang’s.   

  • San Francisco Premium Outlets

    Enjoy exciting retail adventures at the San Francisco Premium Outlets, home to over 130 top designers and factory stores. With legendary brands and an abundant selection of designer goods, this outlet mall offers exceptional opportunities to save on fashion apparel, accessories, jewelry, sportswear, children’s clothes, shoes, luggage, home furnishings and much more.  Stores include Burberry, Calvin Klein, Diesel, 7 For All Mankind, Armani, Guess, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Lucky Brand, Prada, Tommy Hilfiger, as well as many other top designers.

Museums

  • Arlen Ness Showroom and Museum 

    Custom Motorcycle Designer, Arlen Ness became well known to mainstream society through the popular Discovery Channel show, American Chopper. Arlen Ness has been involved in the American motorcycle industry for almost forty years. Arlen Ness's world headquarters has gradually been building its presence throughout the world through the sale of parts and its range of production bikes.

  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab/Discovery Center

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory conducts some of the most innovative science and technology research in the nation. From developing capabilities to strengthen homeland security and cleaning up the environment to battling cancer and ensuring the performance of the nation's nuclear stockpile, The Laboratory's Discovery Center provides visitors with a window into state-of-the-art research programs, capabilities, and experimental tools.

  • Museum on Main 

    The Museum On Main tells captivating tales that capture the hearts of people in our community today, while allowing them to connect with our rich heritage. Housed in the former City Hall, built in 1914, the Museum On Main Street offers alternating local, regional and California history exhibits. The completely refurbished museum hosts a lecture series, a historical library, photo and document collections, a gift shop, educational tours and talks, walking tours and other special events.

  • Blackhawk Museum

    The Blackhawk Museum is the world's leading automotive museum, which presents the car as a work of art.  The automotive exhibition is best known for its significant collection of classic, rare and unique automobiles.  Visitors can view displays that are historically significant with artistically inspired automobiles.

Pleasanton, CA - A Great Place to Visit

  • Recently the city of Pleasanton, California was named one of America’s 50 Best Cities to Live In by USA Today Newspaper and Money Magazine. In addition, Pleasanton is ranked as one of the highest cities in safety and has one of the top ten school districts in the state of California. With its abundance of cultural arts, recreational activities and city wide annual events and its fantastic location in the heart of California’s wine country, it is not surprising that Pleasanton has been handpicked as one of the most desirable place to live and visit. Visit Pleasanton, California today and take in the beautiful landscapes and all of the wonderful and exciting activities the city has to offer. When visiting be sure to plan your stay at the Marriott Pleasanton, where you are just minutes from beautiful wineries, fine dining and great shopping.