Hotel at a Glance: Four Points by Sheraton Pleasanton
Four Points by Sheraton Pleasanton is located in a beautiful region of Northern California known as Tri-Valley Wine Country. As its name suggests, the area is covered with vineyards, wineries, and cascading hills. And the hotel boasts scenic grounds of its own: lagoons, waterfalls, and fountains cover its more than 10 acres. In your room, you'll find a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, and a patio or balcony.
- See the big city: The hotel's free shuttle takes you anywhere within a 7-mile radius, including the nearest BART station, where you can catch a subway into downtown San Francisco.
- Raise a glass: Award-winning wineries, such as Wente Vineyards and Concannon Vineyard, are within a 15-minute drive of the hotel.
- Mediterranean meals: Head to the onsite Faz Restaurant for fire-roasted lamb kebabs or sausage-and-fennel flatbread served in a sleek lounge atmosphere.
- Still or bubbly?: There's an outdoor swimming pool and oversize hot tub surrounded by trees and manicured gardens.
- 165 shops: J.Crew, Williams-Sonoma, Coach, Nordstrom, and dozens of other retailers await at Stoneridge Shopping Center, about 2 miles away.
Pleasanton, California: Affluent City near Wineries and Golf Courses in San Francisco Bay Area
Though Napa and Sonoma are the big hitters in California’s wine scene, several other viticultural areas have gained traction in recent years. One of these is Tri-Valley Wine Country, about 40 miles east of San Francisco. Its more than 5,000 acres and 50 wineries produce award-winning petite sirahs and sauvignon blancs.
Pleasanton is among the five towns that comprise Tri-Valley Wine Country. In addition to wine tours and tastings, this affluent city also has access to championship golf courses—at least two of which have 27 holes—and an eclectic collection of mid-19th-century architecture. A stroll downtown reveals Gothic Revival buildings, hacienda-style homes, and picturesque parks. Depending on when you go, you might also stumble upon a farmers' market, concert, or street festival.
About 15 miles north, Mount Diablo State Park and the Sunol Regional Wilderness feature hiking trails, equestrian trails, and some 40 bird species. On a clear day, views from the summit stretch more than 200 miles in every direction.