Secrets of San Ramon
Take a Hassle Free Getaway to San Ramon
Sometimes the best secrets are right under your nose, or at least where you might not be looking! San Ramon is close enough to travel without hassle yet takes you far from the daily grind. Take a meditative hike in one of its vast open-space preserves, relax poolside at your hotel, enjoy a little retail therapy, and dine at one of San Ramon’s world-class restaurants. Unplug and unwind in San Ramon! Here’s your guide to a rejuvenating respite.
San Ramon has so much beautiful open space, including over 40 trails to discover. The multi-use Iron Horse Trail is flat, paved, and ADA accessible. You can enter it from several points in San Ramon and soak in the beautiful landscape—including Mount Diablo. Pro Tip: The Iron Horse Trail is car-free, making it ideal for an electric bike. Rent an E-bike from Pedego Electric Bikes in San Ramon and get tips on top places to ride. Hikers looking for a challenge should try the Tassajara Ridge Trail—featuring rolling hills, multiple overlooks and an incredible vista of Mount Diablo.
Wine & Halloween Events
San Ramon is always keeping pace with events to suit each season. September is wine month! Pick up your wine glass, then swirl among 15 merchants partnered with some of the region’s premier wineries: The September Sips event (September 25) is at City Center Bishop Ranch (pre-sale tickets are $10; day-of tickets are $15). Enjoy wine tasting and small bites along with live music as you meet the merchants who have partnered with wineries. Upcoming this October in San Ramon’s Central Park: The Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt! Scarecrows will be popping up all over the park October 21 – 31 and you’ve got to find them.
Where to Stay & Eat
Whether you want a hotel with outdoor fire pits for cozying up around with a cocktail, or prefer relaxing poolside all afternoon, San Ramon has plenty of offers and packages for overnight stays plus dining. If your relaxation comes from retail therapy and a leisurely lunch, head for City Center Bishop Ranch. Renowned architect Renzo Piano designed this beautiful East Bay landmark with a public square for all to enjoy. Check out stores new and classic and take your pick of restaurants with something to please every palate: from the Slanted Door and Fieldwork Brewing Company, to Marugame Udon and Salt & Straw ice cream.
TIP: Get the definitive dining list for San Ramon and start planning your vacation.
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