During the summer of 2008, my brother and I spent a weekend in Pleasanton, California. We were completing a circuit of California cities, and Pleasanton was our third stop. Located about an hour away from San Francisco, Pleasanton offers a leisurely atmosphere and a pedestrian-friendly downtown sector. The hotel selection in Pleasanton was excellent. After a lengthy review of the options, we finally decided to stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. While the guest room walls were a bit thin, the helpfulness of the staff and the comfortable beds won us over.
The highlights of our trip were a day of horse racing at Pleasanton race track and an outstanding dinner at the Hotel Pleasanton. The Hotel Pleasanton offered live music and food that was so tasty that we decided to return to sample their Sunday brunch the next day. On Sunday afternoon, we enjoyed a scenic drive through downtown Pleasanton, where we browsed the many specialty shops and historic buildings. We were a bit dismayed to learn that we had missed the free concert in the park, but will be sure to add this to our agenda during our next visit.
The Pleasanton community is full of charm and beauty, and provides a good atmosphere for relaxing. The residents of Pleasanton are warm and inviting, and the weather is conducive to outdoor activities and shopping. I am already looking forward to my next vacation to Pleasanton!