Situated next to San Leandro and south of Oakland, the city of Castro Valley is known for its rural atmosphere at the hub of California’s recreational heartland. The city’s proximity to Oakland makes it a desirable vacation spot. You will find a lot to do and see here, including:
Pick your colored ball and get ready for a few entertaining hours of mini golf at Golden Tee Golfland where you will be challenged with windmills, water crossings, raised holes and more. It also features a small arcade with a good selection of video games for before or after your round.
For the wine lovers, look no further than the port specialists at Westover Vineyards for a great glass. This winery is down-to-earth and has engaging hosts who will answer any questions you may have about the origins and features of their wine.
Spend some time outdoors around the 315-acre Lake Chabot. Enjoy scenic walks along the miles of hiking trails of Fairmont Ridge, explore the lake by renting a canoe/boat or have a picnic for a relaxing day in one of the grassy play areas.
On a hot day, head down to the watering hole for a day of hanging out at the man-made lake, Cull Canyon. Open for fishing year-round, this area features shady areas for a picnic, BBQ pits, walking trails, a diving board and plenty of recreational activities to keep everybody happy and cool.
Another great place to get rid of some energy is at the Castro Valley Park & Community Center. A larger outdoor venue than Cull Canyon, this center has four different play structures, a theatre, recreational sports and a small rock-climbing zone everyone can enjoy.
With your trip winding down, take the opportunity to go for a stroll around the koi ponds and sit on the patio deck at the Hayward Japanese Garden. Only seven-minutes away in Hayward, CA, sit back and enjoy life and make friends with the playful koi fish and turtles inhabiting the ponds.
Whatever you decide to do, our Castro Valley hotels are there for you for relaxation from a long day of exploring the rolling hills and watering holes of this quiet valley town. Book with Choice Hotels now!
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