Located at the crossroads of a couple of centuries-old stage coach routes that eventually became interstates 580 and 680, Dublin, California is known for being a crossroads of the Bay area. Take a 40 minute ride to the west on the BART train and explore the sights of San Francisco, or take a twenty minute ride to Livermore in the East and indulge in the sights and tastes of California's famous wine country. With so much to do in the area, you might want to extend your adventure beyond the dates of the convention.
The hotel offers overnight guests a heated indoor pool and hot tub, cozy open air lounging areas, an exercise center, business center, and complimentary shuttle service within a 5 mile radius of the hotel, available from 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
To book your hotel room, call the Holiday Inn Dublin/Pleasanton at (925) 828-7750 and mention group code MMC to get a discounted rate.
There is a late night bowling alley right across the street offering affordable fun, food, and drinks. If you love history or you're craving something spooky, the Dublin Heritage Park and Museums and the Dublin Pioneer Cemetery--said to be haunted-- is just a 15-minute walk from the hotel.
Nearby Food Options:
Ballybunion Bar and Grille is located within the hotel and offers limited hours for breakfast and dinner. In addition, there are dozens of restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and bars within short walking distance from the hotel, including:
Starbucks 0.2 miles
Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl featuring bowling and classic American bar food 0.1 mi
Outback Steakhouse <0.1 mi
Tous Le Jours French Asian bakery 0.7 mi
Ocean Garden Chinese restaurant offering dine in or takeout <0.1 mi
Burger King 0.2 mi
Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen 0.3 mi
Amakara Japanese restaurant 0.4 mi
Go Goong Korean restaurant 0.4 mi
The Coach's Grill sports bar with American classics 0.4 mi
Rigatoni's Italian restaurant 0.6 mi
China Village 0.4 mi
Burma! Burma! Burmese restaurant 0.7 mi
INC 82 Brewing 0.6 mi
Sodam Korean bakery and tea 0.5 mi
Paris Baguette 0.3 mi
Casa Orozco Mexican restaurant 0.6 mi
McNamara's Steak and Chop House 0.6 mi
Frankie, Johnnie, and Luigi Too! Italian family restaurant 0.4 mi
Hana Japan Japanese steakhouse 0.6 mi
Yafa Hummus 0.6 mi
Taco Bell 1 mi
Wendy's 0.9 mi
There are several shopping centers in the area offering a variety of clothing stores, a used book store, a thrift store, and much more.
Half-Price Books 0.2 mi
Savers Thrift Store 0.3 mi
Chevron gas station open 24 hrs. 0.3 mi
Dublin has many lovely parks including Emerald Glen and Dublin Heritage Park. The interesting architecture of the Dublin Public Library offers good photo opportunities. Nearby Pleasanton offers a quaint downtown, historic districts, locally owned boutiques, and upscale restaurants.
Exploring San Francisco:
Just a 40 minute BART ride away, there is much to see and do in San Francisco!
The Castro District (Take the Rainbow Honor Walk and check out the Seward Street Slides!)
Japantown (Visit the Peace Plaza and shop unique stores)
Chinatown (See the famous Dragon's Gate and shop for gifts)
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf (see the sea lions at Pier 39 and views of Alcatraz!)
Ghiradelli Chocolate Factory
Lombard St. (the world's most crooked street)
Coit Tower (great views, plus parrots!)
Exploring California's Wine Country:
One of the oldest wine regions in the country, the nearby Livermore Valley to the east offers dozens of wineries and vineyards to explore. See the Livermore Valley Wine Trails guide for more information on suggested routes, vineyards, and tasting rooms.
For more adventures close by, check out this article highlighting some of the spookiest places in the Dublin area.