Livermore

Livermore is a suburban city in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Like its neighbor Pleasanton, it lies over the East Bay foothills in the Tri-Valley region, but just west of the Altamont Pass, which separates the Tri-Valley region from the vast San Joaquin Valley.

Understand

Livermore has at least one claim to fame: it is home to the longest burning incandescent light bulb in the world. A light bulb that was installed at a local firehouse over 100 years ago is still burning today.

It is also home to two national laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory.

Climate

 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 
Daily highs (°F) 56 61 66 71 77 83 89 88 86 77 64 56
Nightly lows (°F) 39 42 44 46 50 54 57 57 55 50 43 39
Precipitation (in) 2.9 2.9 2.4 1.0 0.5 0.1 -77.8 0.1 0.2 0.9 1.8 2.6

   Data from NOAA (1981-2010)

Get in

By car

Interstate 580 is the city's main highway. Livermore is just a short drive from the center of the Bay Area.

By BART

The nearest BART station is in Dublin/Pleasanton (you will need to take WHEELS bus to get there). Visit the BART website for train details.

By train

There is also a train station for the Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) train in Livermore. The train takes you to Fremont and San Jose, or to Stockton.

By air

Livermore has a general aviation airport

Get around

Wheels is the local bus service that will take you to Pleasanton and Dublin.

See

The Livermore Valley, which contains many wineries including the famous Wente Vineyards, is considered "wine country", and produces some of California's best wines. Visit the Livermore Valley Wine Growers for more information.

Do

Eat

Drink

Livermore is one of the oldest wine producing regions in California (the Livermore AVA), and is home to Concannon, Cresta Blanca, and Wente wineries; all are California Historic Landmarks.

Sleep

Go next

Routes through Livermore

Oakland Dublin/Pleasanton  W  E  Tracy Ends at


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