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You Need to Get the Scoop on the Tri-Valley Ice Cream Trail

Treat yourself on your next Livermore Valley getaway. Indulge at several of our area’s finest creameries when you visit the Tri-Valley Ice Cream Trail. You might be visiting our area for the fine wine or craft beer scene, but don’t overlook the simple pleasure of enjoying a sweet treat on a warm day in the Valley. Looking for more ways to cool down and relax in your Livermore Valley getaway? Our Vacation Guide is the perfect resource for finding the best things to do in our area! Get your complimentary copy today.

Have the Sweetest Trip to the Tri-Valley Ice Cream Tail

What is the Tri-Valley Ice Cream Trail?

The Tri-Valley Ice Cream Trail is a series of 14 ice cream joints spans across Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, and Danville. Each of these creameries serves up scoops with their own unique twist! From ice cream that’s made to order with liquid nitrogen to a classic, old-fashioned vanilla cone, you’ll find whatever sweet treat you’re in the mood for here.

If you’re traveling with kids, or just love sweet treats, be sure to download your ice cream passport before visiting participating creameries! Visit five spots along the trail, get a stamp at each, and turn it in for your very own commemorative Tri-Valley ice cream scoop.

Where to Stop in Each Tri-Valley City

The ice cream trail has participating creameries in each of the four cities that make up Tri-Valley. Livermore is home to two of these of ice cream shops. So, if you just want to treat yourself after a long day of kayaking in our area, stop by either Loard’s or Amorino Gelato Al Naturale.

If you’re looking to fill up your passport to earn a prize all while seeing our beautiful area, visit some of these fan-favorites along the trail!


Stop in Pleasanton and fill up your ice cream passport at Rita’s Italian Ice. Enjoy a light, fruity treat here as an alternative to traditional, heavier ice creams.


O’Honey Sweets serves up freshly-made desserts along the Tri-Valley Ice Cream Trail. Enjoy a delicious sundae after dinner at one of the best restaurants in Livermore. Or, indulge in a “wafflewich” for breakfast. It’s vacation! Why not?


Be sure to visit Creamistry when you’re traveling through Danville, CA. This unique ice cream uses liquid nitrogen to create ice cream flavors that are made to order. Now, you can even choose to have your creation served as a sandwich or atop freshly-brewed coffee. The options are limitless!

Have a Sweet Retreat at the Purple Orchid

Room view of the Orchid Retreat - King Suite at the Purple Orchid.

Indulging in a sweet treat on the Tri-Valley Ice Cream Trail is just one way to satisfy your taste buds while exploring the Livermore Valley, CA, area. You can also taste your way through the Valley on the Tri-Valley Beer Trail!

No matter how you choose to spend your days during Livermore Valley getaway, be sure to spend the bookends of your day with the Purple Orchid! Before your Tri-Valley adventures, fuel up with our breakfast. Then, come back to your luxuriously appointed guest room. For optimal relaxation, we recommend staying in our Orchid Retreat – King Suite. This suite has a king-size bed, jetted tub, and access to all of our wonderful amenities.

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