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Shopping, Dining, Lodging and Attractions

Shopping

As you shop in Livermore you will discover that many of our shops carry one-of-a-kind, unique items that are exclusive to our merchants. From home furnishings to gift shops, art galleries and boutiques, you will find what you are looking for!

After a day of shopping and dining, take advantage of our beauty and day spa services, enjoy live music at one of our fun downtown nightspots or catch a movie at our retro, circa ’40s theater, The Vine Cinema, or at our state-of-the-art, all-digital 13-screen theater, Livermore Cinema, showing all of the latest blockbuster films. Our 500-seat Bankhead Theater brings you the best in local and traveling performances including the local opera and symphony.

The world’s best premium outlet shopping is now in Livermore. Some of the 130 outlet stores include Armani, Barneys New York, Bloomingdale's Outlet, Burberry, Cole Haan, DKNY, Elie Tahari, Kate Spade New York, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th.

Visitors flock from the Bay Area to this amazingly popular mall where the savings are progressive. It is one of the most popular destinations in California and receives tour busses of avid shoppers from China, Germany and other countries from around the world. It is located at the gateway of our wine country immediately off the 580 freeway.

Dining

Livermore’s many restaurants offer something for every taste, from fine dining in elegant candlelight to friendly, family oriented restaurants or unique cafes and bistros featuring exciting ethnic menus. Whether you plan a business breakfast, lunch with friends or dinner out with the family, you’ll delight in discovering Livermore’s excellent dining options.

Lodging

Visitors can choose from a long list of comfortable, convenient accommodations throughout the year. Hotels range from large and elegant with full business facilities to cozy homes away from home.

Attractions

Learn about the historic sites and buildings that abound in Livermore. Visit the Carnegie Building Art Gallery and History Center, located at 2155 3rd Street, and pick up a walking tour map of the downtown area. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 925.449.9927.

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If you are interested in family fun, Livermore has some unique and enjoyable local attractions. To get your adrenaline pumping, visit Tri-Valley Ice–Sports Venue and Stadium. Also available in Livermore is Boomers Miniature Golf and Family Entertainment Center, Livermore’s all-digital movie theater Cinema West and the quintessential movie theater, The Vine. You might want to hit the bowling lanes at Granada Bowl! Or visit the fascinating Altamont Pass Windfarms, the largest power plant fueled by wind in the country.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Discovery Center is another must-see. A history tunnel welcomes visitors with both the sights and sounds of scientific achievements over the past five decades. For more information, call 925.423.3272.

For visitor information, contact Visit Tri-Valley at 925.846.8910 or visit their website at www.trivalleycvb.com.

If theater and dance are your passion, local groups throughout the area deliver top-notch performances — including the Valley Shakespeare Festival and Valley Dance Theatre. Talented musicians and singers perform throughout the year, including the Livermore Amador Symphony and the Livermore Valley Opera. Livermore also hosts the California Independent Film Festival, with venues located among our wineries.

Museums that reflect the region’s western heritage (such as the History Center at the Carnegie Library) provide a vivid glimpse of how it all began. Take the official walking tour of Historic Downtown or visit the Centennial Light, burning since 1901, at Fire Station #6. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides a journey into the future at its Discovery Center, with state-of-the-art exhibits and displays.

The Livermore Valley is surrounded by rolling hills and boasts mild weather year-round, allowing the champion golf courses of the Tri-Valley to offer players a memorable location for a golf holiday. Golf courses located in the Livermore Valley offer remarkable views, challenging terrain and always-spectacular hospitality. The Course at Wente Vineyards, voted Best of the East Bay by Diablo magazine readers, has become well-known among golfers as one of the most beautiful and challenging in Northern California. The course’s 18 championship holes play through the vineyards, rolling hills and natural grasslands of the scenic Livermore Valley at Wente Vineyards. Please visit www.wentevineyards.com for more information or call 925.456.2475.

Tucked away in the Livermore Valley Wine Country’s rolling hills is the beautiful Poppy Ridge Golf Course. The Ree Jones-designed 27-hole Scottish Heathland course boasts three nines and a full-service restaurant that plays host to golf, dining, special events and breathtaking wedding celebrations. Please visit www.poppyridgegolf.com or call 925.456.8202 to learn more.

Also located in the Livermore Valley are two city-owned golf courses: Las Positas Golf Course and Springtown Golf Course. Las Positas Golf Course, designed by Robert Muire Graves, is a championship design having a par of 72 for the 18 holes, which have a total distance of 6,723 yards. The course has six lakes, a creek and beautiful trees throughout. Springtown Golf Course is a 2,750-yard, 9-hole course with two sets of tees, allowing for 18-hole play. The facility offers an enclosed, netted driving range as well as a café.

The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC) is a not-for-profit, community-based organization whose mission is to promote and encourage the presentation and creation of visual and performing arts while enhancing the public’s appreciation, enjoyment and understanding of the arts. Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center venues are designed to bring world-class arts and entertainment to the Tri-Valley, while enhancing downtown Livermore as a shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

The 500-seat Bankhead Theater opened on October 1, 2007, and serves as the home for eight local resident arts organizations while hosting a variety of visiting artists and ensembles from across the country and beyond. LVPAC operates the Bothwell Arts Center, an arts incubator that provides classroom, studio and rehearsal space for area artists, students and arts organizations. For more information, contact the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center at 925.373.6100 or visit www.livermoreperformingarts.org.

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