The Holiday Spirit of San Ramon

San Ramon Holiday Getaway Guide

One way to keep your spirits bright this season is an easy getaway! San Ramon has all the fixings for a festive, convenient, and outdoorsy vacation. From a holiday ice rink and mistletoe hikes to outdoor fire pits for cozy winter nights, here’s your San Ramon holiday getaway guide.

Good Glidings

Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Rink

Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Rink

Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Rink

Lace up and glide into the holiday magic. The Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Rink—located in the heart of San Ramon at bustling City Center Bishop Ranch—is open through early January. Go at night and enjoy the colorful lights.

Get your tickets soon to book your skate time, and make a day of it beyond the ice rink. Bishop Ranch is filled with artisan holiday shopping and plenty of places to grab a casual bite to eat or go for a dining date—from The LOT Restaurant and Bar (with a modern wall screen for sports and entertainment), to LB Steak, Social Affair wine bar, and C Casa creative Mexican cuisine.

Happy Hiking Holidays

San Ramon hiking

Keeping everyone merry on a hike or bike ride is easy in San Ramon. Its vast open space includes over 40 miles of trails. Gather your friends and family for a fun getaway, connecting in nature and creating new memories.

For something easygoing and excellent for both hikers and bikers, combine the Rolling Hills, Sycamore Grove, and Windermere Ridge Trails for views of the valley and hills. You won’t see any reindeer on this trail, but you’ll likely see grazing cattle along Windermere’s pastoral open space.

Las Trampas Regional Wilderness has a 5-mile (round-trip) hike combining the Rocky Ridge View Trail and Elderberry Trail for huge views of this wild and mountainous landscape.

San Ramon hiking and biking trails

Experience San Ramon

Experiences make great gifts. And San Ramon is a hassle-free experience: close enough to travel to without major issues, yet with a great outdoors that can make you feel far away. It’s got the ease of nearby dining and lodging, making for a convenient getaway.

Right now there’s plenty of holiday flair in the air, from festive décor at the City Center Bishop Ranch Holiday Ice Rink to seasonal brews and craft cocktails at food and drink locales.

Hike, bike, get a massage, enjoy a drink around a fire pit, repeat!

Find lodging, discover the best pet-friendly options, and get some great packages for overnight stays. Check out this excellent guide for San Ramon and start planning your vacation.

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