Livermore is for those who want to get away, without dealing with the traffic and miles of getting away. Instead of going to Napa for the day, head on over to Livermore. And if you’re on a motorcycle, take the scenic route.
From the Peninsula, take Dumbarton Bridge over to the East Bay. Stay on Decoto Road and make a Right onto Alvarado-Niles Rd. This turns into Niles Blvd and merges back onto 84. Enjoy the beautiful mountains and creek as you ride through Sunol. It’s not a twisty road, but it does have some curves – excellent for beginners. Take the Vallecitos Road exit and ride along the dry hills, farms, and vineyards. Vallecitos turns into Holmes Street, which turns into First street. Once you reach the downtown area, park and enjoy the restaurants (my favorite is First Street Ale House).