The Livermore Valley is a hidden gem in California wine country—but our star is on the rise. Located just about 40 miles outside the San Francisco Bay Area, Livermore is simultaneously a retreat from the city and a cultural—and vinicultural—hub in the region.
There are so many things to do in Livermore, all amid the peaceful atmosphere of wine country, you’ll soon know why Livermore is one of the best weekend trips from San Francisco! We have a whole list of reasons for you to escape here from the big city, but for even more reasons to consider our town and resort, download our complimentary Vacation Guide. It has everything you need to know about your Livermore getaway!
Go Tasting at Wineries
The best thing we have to offer in Livermore is our amazing and varied wineries! We are known for our wine and our fun wine tours. We’ve written several lists of the best wineries and ways to experience the wineries in previous posts, but without a doubt, visiting a winery is one of the best ways to enjoy your weekend trips from San Francisco!
Experience the Great Outdoors
The Livermore parks are a haven for outdoors enthusiasts, athletes, and naturalists. In open space areas, you can take walks, jog, ride horses, bike or picnic, all in a pristine natural setting. There are many options for hiking in Livermore, from paved paths to off-the-beaten-path loops, scenic overlooks, and heavenly views.
The lakes in Livermore offer a stunning snapshot of what outdoor life and natural habitats exist here, whether you’re into fishing or simply relaxing in the temperate weather. We think there’s no better recipe for an incredible, relaxing day than to spend it wandering around our beautiful countryside and then following it up with a trip to our spa.
Enjoy a Show at the Bankhead Theater
The Bankhead Theater is a cultural gem! We are so thankful to have this theater in our town. As a part of the Livermore Performing Arts Center, the Bankhead has hosted everything from symphonies to comedians to artists. Be inspired! An evening spent at the Bankhead is one of our favorite things to do!
Relax at the Wente Vineyards Concerts
Every year, Wente Vineyards offers up a series of outstanding concerts in its on-site natural amphitheater. Some of the incredible artists that they have hosted? James Taylor, Harry Connick Jr., Willie Nelson and Colbie Caillat and so many others! We know you’ll have the time of your life at a Wente Vineyards concert!
Indulge in a Spa Day
We know there is very little that is as relaxing and rejuvenating as a spa day! Grab a couple of dear friends or a special someone and enjoy all that we can offer you at The Purple Orchid Resort and Spa. We have monthly spa specials that book up very quickly, so be sure to schedule your weekend trips from San Francisco as soon as possible!
The Best Weekend Trips from San Francisco Start Here
We love helping you plan your vacation away from the busyness of the big city and there’s no better time to get away than now! Come breathe in our fresh, clean air, taste our award winning wines and relax with a moisturizing body wrap or deep tissue massage. We will see you soon!