Relax in Pleasant Hill this Labor Day

07/19/21

Make Pleasant Hill your base for a leisurely end-of-summer weekend. You deserve it, after all it's been a busy summer. Happy Labor Day, and welcome to Pleasant Hill!

We're close enough to your home in San Francisco or San Jose to be a "staycation," but far away enough to be a true getaway.

1. Stay in Pleasant Hill

Home may only be less than an hour away, but let us invite you to stay with us in Pleasant Hill for the last weekend of summer! With seven hotels to choose from there are plenty of options for you -- and the family -- to rest your head at night. Our hotels proudly offer a variety of accommodations, to fit multiple needs. This allows you to experience our local highlights and turn that staycation into a real vacation.

Guests stay here to see here! That's what makes people love Pleasant Hill!

Here's a handy list of local lodging for you!

2. Hike Pleasant Hill

For some of us out there, the best way to unwind and to relax is to get out into the open air and hike. When you stay with us, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how close we are to several great trails, hikes, parks, and other natural venues for you to stretch your legs. Whether you choose from an easy trek like the Mt. Wanda Trailhead in the John Muir National Historic Site or something that's gonna be more of a workout, you'll be glad you did. Afterwards you can head back to your comfortable hotel room which -- especially if you did the more difficult hike -- you'll be happy is mere minutes away.

Nestled as we are between Mount Diablo and the Briones National Park, we several ways for you to get out and breath in the fresh air.

Pick your trails here!

3. Wine Pleasant Hill

We're so close to the Napa, Livermore, & Sonoma Valleys you'll appreciate the pleasant drive out to the fabled wine region! The drive is less than one hour each way. Choosing Pleasant Hill to visit the wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms is a great way to load the car up with wines to take back home!

Take the time to smell the rosé (and merlot, and pinots) by checking out these listings! Cheers!


4. Enjoy Peanuts” in Pleasant Hill

If you're a fan of Charlie Brown, and his faithful companion Snoopy, as well as the whole lovable gang created by cartoonist Charles Schulz -- you're in luck! In nearby Santa Rosa you can find the Charles Schulz Museum. This is a great place to take the kids, or the kid in you, as school will be starting in the next few days.

We prepared a guide for you to make your trip out to the museum. As it's a holiday weekend be sure to check for hours of operation.

Credit: Exploratorium

5. Bay Area Kidfest & Other Family Experiences

Yes, both parents and kiddos know what Labor Day means. It's Back-to-School time! So, to make the end of summer a fun one take the little ones out for a final bash when you and the family head to Bay Area Kidfest in nearby Concord. Games, entertainment, two food courts, rides, and other attractions will ensure the fading of summer ins't a bummer.

There is a slight admission fee of $8, with free entry for children under 24-months, and seniors over 65. Some rides require tickets, so please see the website for details and pricing.

Of course, there's more for the kids to do nearby -- with everything from zoos to amusement parks and so much more!

Hit the road & come to Pleasant Hill for Thanksgiving.

6. Pleasant Drives from Pleasant Hill

Another reason guests from San Francisco or San Jose like to call Pleasant Hill "home" for a few days is the easy access to the open road. Then, when returning from the Bohemian Highway, wine country, stunning beaches, or nearby Jack London State Historic Park you have your hotel to relax in and nearby dining to enjoy.

We love our local drives so much, we put together a list of some easy road trips just for our guests.

See you this autumn!

While summer is fading away, remember the autumnal days ahead, through early October are some of the best days to explore the Bay Area outside of San Francisco. We've also got the annual Art, Wine & Music Festival coming up to welcome you back to Pleasant Hill on October 9th & 10th.

We hope you'll want to come gaze, sip, and dance in Pleasant Hill then!