Wine tasting in the vineyard. Two glasses of white and red wine with bottles at sunset, one of the best things to do in Livermore, CA.

The Best Things to Do in Livermore, California

Whether your ideal vacation includes beautiful hiking, wine tasting, shopping, or simply relaxing, a vacation to Livermore Valley won’t disappoint. Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite things to do in Livermore, California. However, if you are looking for more ways to spend your time in Wine Country, simply download our free Livermore Valley Vacation Guide. It is full of over 100 recommendations on wineries, restaurants, entertainment, and more!

The Best Things to Do in Livermore, CA

Outdoor Recreation

Hiking, biking, and golfing are all great activities to enjoy in Livermore. For those who want to hike and bike, Mount Diablo State Park and Sunol Regional Wilderness are two popular spots; both parks are full of beautiful scenery and numerous trails. For golfers, one of the best golf courses in the area is the Poppy Ridge Golf Course, a course that offers golfers serene surroundings, well-maintained greens, and spectacular service. If you would like a personalized outdoor adventure, remember to take advantage of our concierge services at The Purple Orchid Resort & Spa!

Food & Wine

If you are planning a trip to Livermore Valley, chances are that you are coming for the food and wine. Whether you are craving savory charcuterie or artisan chocolates, the restaurants in Livermore don’t disappoint. Best of all? You’ll likely find an amazing, local wine that will pair perfectly with whichever dish you choose.

To help you decide where to dine, we have compiled lists of our favorite wineries, breweries, and restaurants in the area. Check out these blogs for the best recommendations on where to eat, drink, and have a great time!

Concerts and Shows

For those looking for a night out filled with fun, you will find plenty of options in Livermore. See a show at the Bankhead Theater! This world-class venue provides music, theater, dance, and more. If you happen to visit Livermore in the summer, then the concerts at Wente Vineyards are also a must. This one-of-a-kind music series is a great Livermore tradition which showcases world-renowned entertainers in a picturesque amphitheater. If you would like to make plans to attend the concerts at Wente, take advantage of our concert package!

History, Culture, & Art

There are so many ways to delve into history and the arts in Livermore. Ravenswood is just one amazing historic site. This elegant home served as a summer home for Christopher A. Buckley Sr. and his family; it is also home to one of the largest early vineyards in Livermore Valley.

The Hindu Community and Cultural Center is another great place to visit. This temple brings a distinct and cherished heritage to the region with its services and events.

In addition, you will find countless art events throughout the year in the area. Whether you are an artist or a collector, the artwork in the Bay Area won’t disappoint. Be sure to check out the Livermore Artwalk or SF Open Studios during your trip!

There is never a shortage of fun to be had or things to do in Livermore. For more information on the area’s best attractions, including shopping, museums, spas, and more, remember to download your free Livermore Valley Vacation Guide.