Danville, California, in beautiful Contra Costa County, enjoys the loveliest scenery with Mount Diablo overlooking the charming town, and also the most wonderful weather you could ask for. Visiting Danville means enjoying perfect sunny California days almost every day, through the year, and the many delights the town has to offer. Danville has many fun family activities, or you can take in the many arts and culture events that crowd its calendar, participate in runs and street shows, browse through the museums or take a historical tour. For pure indulgence, dine on great food made from the finest local produce, or plunge into the lively night life of Danville. Visiting this vibrant and friendly town will leave you both relaxed and exhilarated.
Danville, a close neighbor of cities like San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek, is within reach of visitors from the entire San Francisco Bay area. Visiting this charming city is an easy and enjoyable way to spend your day.
The predictably fine California weather and beautiful San Ramon Valley countryside with numerous parks make Danville a great place to bring the family for a visit – Sycamore Valley Park, Hap Magee Ranch Park and Osage Station Park offer lots of outdoor fun for the kids. For a fun change, go bowling at the Danville Bowl.
If you want to venture out of Danville to nearby cities there’s plenty to do. For high speed excitement, try visiting Umigo Indian Kart Racing, the fastest track in the Bay Area in nearby Livermore. Or take a ride on one of the restored steam or diesel locomotive trains of Niles Canyon Railway in Sunol through one of the oldest and most scenic California routes.
Danville and its surroundings are rich in history, and it has a strong tradition in arts and culture. There are both museums such as the Museum of San Ramon Valley and fascinating walking tours through Old Town Danville to learn more about the region’s great past. Blackhawk Museum showcases the finest vintage and classic automobiles and visiting it brings you in touch with every aspect of the history, art and technology of automobiles. Visit the Eugene O’Neil National Historical Site, the great playwright’s home. The Village Theatre, a bastion of Danville life, performs O’Neil’s plays, Shakespeare, improv, chorus, movies and children’s shows. Its lobby is a fine art gallery.
Danville hosts a number of annual events which attract visitors from around the entire Bay Area. These include the famed Danville Hot Summer Nights Car Shows in downtown Danville: an entire street is closed for this festival showcasing exciting cars. There is live music, food and drink, souvenirs, and a chance to make new friends over a classic car. For sit-down dining or shopping, restaurants and stores line the street. Danville D’Elegance is the town’s charity street show, with beautiful cars on show, and wine and gourmet meals at food stations. Primo’s Run for Education, the Fourth of July Parade and the Christmastime Lighting of the Old Oak Tree, are other popular events worth visiting. The weekly Farmers’ Market every Saturday attracts visitors for its produce and handcrafted products.
Surprisingly, Danville transforms itself from a charming, quiet suburban town to a lively hot spot, come the night. The streets downtown are lined with trendy restaurants, classy bars and lively nightclubs that attract upscale visitors from round the east Bay. You can start your evening out at bars like the elegant Martini Sky with its perfect cocktails and dainty small plates, the heartier That Bar with pounding pianos, beers and 5-lb. burgers or The Crown, an English pub. If you prefer a wine bar, visit The Vine at Bridges, or Father Nature’s Hideaway which is a wine and fine food restaurant. Go to Auburn James vinery’s Tasting Room and Gallery for wine and fine art. Then on to nightclubs like Meenar Music Club for dancing and live music, or the Village Theatre for its hilarious shows. For a late night meal, make for The Tower Grill and its pizzas, pastas and burgers.
You can have the time of your life in Danville, and every visit will reveal more of the delights Danville has to offer. You and your family will go back treasuring memories of wonderful experiences.