The small town about half an hour from San Francisco, calls itself the “Bay Area’s Backyard” and was a childhood hangout of actor Tom Hanks. Its City Hall Lawn is the centerpiece of downtown and the adjacent lake is home to many turtles and on Wednesday evenings, food trucks park by the lake and there are summertime concerts. The Poet’s Corner neighborhood has many streets named after famous poets *Shelley, Byron, etc.).
Pleasant Hill is also close to the grandeur of the nearly 4,000-foot Mount Diablo and the 20,000-acre Mount Diablo State Park to the curiosities of Crescent Drive (Pleasant Hill’s “Main Street”) that features cupcakes, happy hours, spa treatments, diverse dining, boutique shopping, unique sports memorabilia and beer tastings. Pleasant Hill has ample free parking as well as seven hotels that are within walking distance of all the action.
Very pleasant indeed.
And now, with the I LOVE Pleasant Hill (digital) Passport, visitors can get spa discounts, two-for-one beverages, restaurant deals and even a free palm reading. Additionally, visitors earn points to redeem for quarterly sweepstakes’ prizes and the first 10 passholders to check-in at five businesses will get a free Pleasant Hill branded T-shirt.
Getting to Pleasant Hill is easy. It is serviced by the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). It is also witin close proxmity to the wine countries of Napa, Sonoma, and Livermore. The weather is also pleasant with an average temperature of 79 degrees in the summer and 58 degrees, even in the darkest of winter.
Additionally, the topography is especially attractive as the town has a varied landscape with calming valleys and rolling hills that lead up to Mount Diablo. John Muir, known as the Father of the National Parks, chose his family home in neighboring Martinez because of the area’s robust outdoor attributes and weather .
Its website is: Pleasant Hill, CA Official Vacation Guide | Stay Pleasant Hill