5 Fun Things to do with Kids

Fun local things that my kids and I enjoy that are fun, close, and relatively inexpensive.

K1speed:

6400 Sierra Ct, Ste B, Dublin, CA 94568

Dublin Location

K1 Speed Electric Go-Carts racing is an exhilarating place to spend the afternoon with the kids.  The Go-Carts are fast they go 45 miles per hour.  The kid Go-Karts go 25 miles per hour.  The course is very turny you can spin out easily.  The Go-Karts are all electric so you don’t get that gas smell like you do at other places.  The interior of K1speed is very nice, clean and the staff is friendly.  The cost is kind of high but they do offer specials during midweek and I bet some Groupons will be coming out shortly.  They just opened this location it’s a bit hidden off Sierra Ct in Dublin, CA.  It is right behind the auto body shop first left of Sierra Ct, coming from Dublin Blvd.

 

California High School Water Park:

9900 Broadmoor Dr, San Ramon, CA 94583
http://www.sanramon.ca.gov/parks/programs/aquatics/RecreationSwimHours.htm

California High school water park in San Ramon is perfect for a day of swimming. The location is at the Cal High School in a residential area of San Ramon, CAThe facility is beautiful and very safe for kids.  There are lifeguards on just about every corner so if your children is older than seven and can swim you can just drop them off.  There is one water slide, and it is a rather fast, it shoots water at you when you approach the bottom. There are two diving boards, one high dive, and one standard diving board.  There is also a cool kids pool that has just about everything that you would expect at a children’s pool. The children’s pool has a great mini water slide with water squirting everywhere. Near the main water slide, they have a blow up called the splash and dash. The splash and dash is an obstacle course which is in the water so if you don’t make it all the way through you fall into the water. This activity costs extra money and you are given an individual wrist band to go onto this course. There are two times during the day when the swimming pool is open 12:30 am-3:30 pm on weekdays and 12:30am-4:30 pm on weekends.  Evening hours are between 7:00pm-8:30 pm, and usually not too crowded at this time. The splash and dash is closed during the evening hours. Everyone who enters the water park is required to pay the entrance fee. The daily entrance fee per person is $5. But there are many different deals that they have and lots of different ways to save.  For example, you can buy a forty visit swim pass for $170 and save 15%; this pass is good for two years.

Rock-n-Jump:

5875 Arnold Rd. Dublin, CA 94568
https://dublin.rockinjump.com/

Rock-n-Jump in Dublin, CA is a great place to take the kids to get their energy out and get out of the heat. The trampoline based park is in a warehouse facility located off 580 HWY Hopyard exit in Dublin CA. The trampoline park is large, and they have a great dodgeball area. The dodgeball area only allows a certain number of kids in and if you get hit your out and have to get back in line for the next game. It is super fun and pretty competitive. There is an also a large free jump area, rock wall, basketball hoop. The front area has lots of couches, TV’s, and tables for parents to sit and relax. The dodgeball area is next to the front, so as a parent you can watch the competition. For younger kids, they have a toddler jump area Tuesday & Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Parents have to sign a waiver for all kids under 18 to release Rock in Jump from liability. You have to bring socks to jump they have special Rock-n-Jump re-usable socks to buy for $3.00 with extra gripping on them. The cost varies so check out the website, but the average is $16 an hour. Sometimes you can get a Rock in Jump Groupon, but be sure to check the fine print on the Groupon because it is usually limited days and times.

Boomers:

2400 Kitty Hawk Rd, Livermore, CA 94550
http://www.boomersparks.com/livermore/.boomersparks.com/livermore/

Boomers in Livermore, CA is fun for the entire family. It is located right off the 580 HWY, Airway exit. They have a great game room filled with tons of video games for all ages. Also a laser tag area. They always have the air conditioning on at full blast so bring a jacket or just step outside it usually kind of hot in the summer in Livermore. Outside is also filled with fun activities. They have Go-Karts racing.  To drive Go-Karts, you have to be 58 inches. Thus, most 11-year-olds can drive.  If the child is under 58 inches, they can still ride in the passenger seat with a parent or a taller friend. They are not very fast but still lots of fun. Also outside, they have bumper boats that squirt water, and you can get soaked, so it’s a good idea to bring an extra set of clothes. The bumper boats move very slow, and it is easy to get trapped and have people soak you, and you can not get away, super fun for kids not so much for adults. They have a great miniature golf course you can do after the bumper boats to dry off. There is a food court with your typical junk food, but there is an In-N-Out burger and an excellent Mexican restaurant around the corner. It is a great place for a Birthday party, you must have a minimum of 10 people, and they have different packages available, but kids are sure to remember the party and have a blast. They regularly send out coupons so sign up for their newsletter otherwise check the website for pricing.

Rancho Ramon Park:

1998 Rancho Park Loop, San Ramon, CA 94582

http://www.sanramon.ca.gov/Parks/parks_facilities/rentals/amador.htm

This park is great if you don’t want to spend any money and just want to bring the kids to run around and have fun. The best thing about this park is the zip line. It is one of the longest in the area even the older kids like it. It is one of the newest parks in the Daughtery Valley in San Ramon. The city must have spent a fortune on it. They have a fantastic water splash pad area usually open 11 am to 6 pm in the spring and summer, water shoes are recommended.  They have both a toddler and bigger kids area, so little ones don’t get trampled by the big kids running around. The play structures are unique and fun. The park is 22.89 Acres and has great soccer and baseball fields usually filled with San Ramon club teams so check with the city before you just start playing. They also have a community center where you can rent out rooms to host parties or events and can seat up to 200 guests check the website for availability and prices.

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Top 10 Reasons San Ramon Real Estate is One of the Most Desirable Places to Buy a Home in the Bay Area

San Ramon Real Estate is a wonderful place to buy a home.

The Bay Area is full of incredible places to live, but San Ramon real estate is a place that people can call home. Here are the top 10 reasons you should buy a home in San Ramon:

Location

San Ramon is close to all the famous technology companies in the Silicon Valley such as Google, Facebook, Oracle, Twitter, Uber, etc. San Ramon is approx. 40 miles from San Francisco, approx. 35 miles to San Jose, and approx. 43 miles to Palo Alto. San Ramon is also located close to many famous areas in Northern California. In approx. 3 1/2 hours you can be near the best ski resorts in Lake Tahoe, and in a little over 1 hour, you can be on the beaches of Santa Cruz or Capitola.

Crime Rate

San Ramon is ranked as the nation’s second safest among towns with a population over 50,000.

Schools

San Ramon offers award winning schools. The majority of the population buying homes in San Ramon are families moving to San Ramon for the great schools.

Transportation

Many of the largest Silicon Valley companies have buses that stop in San Ramon to pick up employees and drive them to work. The City buses are great, and you are 5 minutes to the Dublin/Pleasanton Bart station that can take you to San Francisco.

Excellent Healthcare

San Ramon has its own hospital with excellent doctors and a first class facility- San Ramon Regional Medical Center.

Employment

San Ramon is a major business center with major companies’ headquarters located in San Ramon’s Bishop Ranch. Here are the top 5 employers in San Ramon: Chevron USA Inc. (3600 employees), Bank of the West (1600 employees), AT&T (1227 employees), Robert Half International (1000 employees), Accenture LLP (750 employees), and SAP. Also, some of the major tech companies are looking for space in Bishop Ranch to house their East Bay technology, workers.

Entertainment

San Ramon will have access to a new city center approx. the size of a football field – with a hotel, retail, dining, cinema, and over 100,000 sq. ft. of restaurant space.

Recreation

San Ramon has over 59 parks, 2 community centers and plenty of open space to walk and hike.

Weather

San Ramon is known for its year-round great weather-not too hot, not too cold. San Ramon still has four seasons and If you play golf you’ll discover you can play on one of its two public courses any time of year.

People

The people in San Ramon are very friendly. It is a very diverse, highly educated community. San Ramon is a great place to buy a home where you can enjoy raising your family.

Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give Tory Castillo a call today at 925-718-6658 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.

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Things to Do in San Ramon CA

When you live in San Ramon, California, no matter your age or interest, there’s always plenty to do. Whether your enjoyment preferences are indoors or out, relaxing or adrenaline rushing, learning, playing, or exploring, San Ramon is ready to show you how to have fun.

To kick things off, San Ramon is proud to feature 50 public parks with an array of amenities from ball fields and playgrounds to picnic areas and trails. Pick your favorite or visit them all.

Las Trampas Regional Wilderness

Las Trampas Regional Wilderness area is a not so little slice of paradise away from the urban lifestyle. Saddle up the horse, grab your hiking shoes, hop on your bike, focus your camera lens, and enjoy the beauty of nature. Enjoy bird-watching amidst an array of wildflowers, pitch the tent for a night of camping under the stars, and enjoy a rugged get-away.  The Las Trampas Regional Wilderness area spans more than 5,300 miles offering a massive trail system. Las Trampas is located at 18012 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon, CA 94583. For more information, call (510) 544-3276.

Forest Home Farms Historic Park

Forest Home Farms Historic Park is your opportunity to dig into the agricultural history of the San Ramon Valley. Sixteen acres of land that could have been sold off a dozen times or more since 1850 were protected and preserved by their owner who then donated the land for educational purposes. Forest Home Farms Historic Park is located at 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583 and can be reached by phone at (925) 973-3284.

The Regal Crow Canyon Stadium 6

The Regal Crow Canyon Stadium 6 is the place to be when you want to settle in to a cozy plush seat with a bucket of buttery popcorn to take in the hottest new movie release. The Regal Crow Canyon Stadium 6 is located at 2525 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583 and can be reached by phone at (844) 462-7342.

The Golden Skate

The Golden Skate is located at 2701 Hooper Dr, San Ramon, CA 94583 and can be reached by phone at (925) 820-2525. The classic roller-skating rink offers skating lessons, hockey tournaments, and is the perfect place to celebrate your birthday parties!

San Ramon Olympic Pool and Aquatic Park

San Ramon Olympic Pool and Aquatic Park is the perfect place to beat the heat and make a splash in San Ramon. The San Ramon Olympic Pool and Aquatic Park is located at 9900 Broadmoor Dr. in San Ramon, CA 94583 and can be reached by phone at (925) 973-3240

Modern Recess

Modern Recess is an indoor playground for kids offering classes, camps, events, and birthday parties. Modern Recess is located at 3151 Crow Canyon Pl. San Ramon, CA 94583 and can be reached by phone at (925) 302-6593.

The San Ramon Golf Club

The San Ramon Golf Club is the perfect place to tee off for a few relaxing rounds of golf amidst beautiful, well-manicured greens. Join a tournament, take a lesson, or book the venue for your wedding or special event. The San Ramon Golf Club is located at 9430 Fircrest Ln, San Ramon, CA 94582 and can be reached by phone at (925) 828-6100.

The Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery

The Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery takes fun to a whole new level. Why just play golf when you can play golf and drink craft beer with your peers? Canyon Lakes also offers an on site restaurant and special events. The Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery is located at 640 Bollinger Canyon Way, San Ramon, CA 94582 and can be reached by phone at (925) 735-6511.

Hooked on Driving

Hooked on Driving puts you behind the wheel for high-speed performance driving. Join other adrenaline-chasing drivers who crave the need for speed as much as you do, while valuing safe practices and educated experiences. Hooked on Driving is located at 2410 Camino Ramon in San Ramon, CA 94583 and can be reached by phone at (925) 328-0800.

The community celebrates multiple festivals each year, including the Memorial Day Weekend Art and Wind Festival and the Run for Education in October.

San Ramon also offers a plethora of shopping opportunities, dining options, spas, and more. Tour the preserves and wilderness areas, put the pedal to the metal for racing adventures, enjoy a brew with your buds on the golf course, lace up the skates for the hokey-pokey, take in a movie, or enjoy all the additional recreation of surrounding areas.

Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give Tory Castillo a call today at 925-718-6658 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.