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Livermore, CA Travel, Photos Information and News

Livermore is California's oldest wine region and home to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory. The city combines a love of arts, culture, western heritage, wine-making, and science, to provide a unique blend unlike any place in California.

Located in the Livermore Valley, one of three valleys that make up the Tri-Valley area at the eastern edge of the San Francisco Bay Area, other Tri-Valley cities include Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, and Danville.

One of the highlights to visits is the renaissance is Downtown Livermore, filled with history and charm that includes the Historic Railroad Depot on 20 S. L Street. Old combines with new in the shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural district that showcases a 10-screen cinema and a 500-seat performing arts center.

Recipient of Great American Main Street Awards, National Trust Main Streets Center presented Downtown Livermore, Inc., the honor for exceptional accomplishments in revitalizing one of America's historic and traditional Main Street commercial districts. Downtown Livermore, Inc., has used the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Main Street Four-Point Approach to transform a once blighted area before the revitalization effort began to a vibrant San Francisco Bay Area downtown, considered a true wine-country destination.

Founded in 1869, Livermore in Alameda County is the easternmost city in the San Francisco Bay Area and gateway to the Central Valley. The coastal range mountains flank the Livermore Valley, which enjoys a mild climate and inspiring scenery.

Things to see & do:

Wine tasting & tours: Over 25 wineries provide wine tours, winery events, sampling and sales of your favorite Livermore Valley wines.

Livermore Certified Farmers' Market is held Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (subject to change). Location: 2nd street between J & K Street, Livermore, CA.

Bankhead Theater is the hub of arts and entertainment. Concerts include a variety of musical styles. Location: 2400 First Street, Livermore, CA 94550, bankheadtheater.org

Local arts & culture includes Del Valle Fine Arts, Livermore-Amador Symphony, Livermore Cultural Arts Council, Livermore Valley Opera, Valley Concert Chorale and Valley Dance Theatre.

Las Positas Golf Courses, designed by Robert Muire Graves, is of championship design, par 72, 18 hole course of 6,800 yards. The course officially opened in April 1967. The seven lakes, a creek and beautiful trees throughout the Las Positas Golf Course demands the golfer's attention. Las Positas Golf Course also boasts a challenging nine hole Executive Course with two lakes. The course is located off of Highway 580 and Airway Boulevard and lies adjacen 917 Clubhouse Drive Livermore, CA 94551, laspositasgolfcourse.com

Weather: An inland valley microclimate that is moderated by marine air from the San Francisco Bay brings cold winters with an average average high of 57F and low of 36F. In contrast, summers are much warmer, with an average high of 89F and an average low of 54F. Temperatures in the summer occasionally rise up past 100F during the day but then typically cool down at night with the arrival of the evening breezes.


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