Our guidebook

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Our guidebook

Food scene

Good Sushi. Gets crowded!
KoyomiSushi
2652 Castro Valley Blvd
Good Sushi. Gets crowded!
They have the best pineapple whip outside of Hawaii! You can also get top notch noodles or coffee. Did I mention the ube ice cream?
Pokeatery
18911 Lake Chabot Road
They have the best pineapple whip outside of Hawaii! You can also get top notch noodles or coffee. Did I mention the ube ice cream?
It is walkable and a small general store where you can find anything.
Al's Food Market
3550 Somerset Avenue
It is walkable and a small general store where you can find anything.
Its on a busy corner for people watching and walkable.
Starbucks
2720 Castro Valley Boulevard
Its on a busy corner for people watching and walkable.
Fresh and excellent, you can't just eat one!
Donut Express
2638 Castro Valley Boulevard
Fresh and excellent, you can't just eat one!
This is spice heaven! You can also purchase Indian treats made fresh daily.
Santos Spice Products
1188 Montague Ave
This is spice heaven! You can also purchase Indian treats made fresh daily.
They make their own noodles fresh daily.
Noodle Home
2690 Castro Valley Boulevard
They make their own noodles fresh daily.
The best ice cream around.
Rita's Italian Ice & Frozen Custard
3200 Castro Valley Boulevard
The best ice cream around.
Located in The Village but right on the strip. Its always busy and good food.
Rigatoni's Restaurant - Castro Valley
20680 Rustic Drive
Located in The Village but right on the strip. Its always busy and good food.
It gets packed on the weekends but their breakfasts make you have a nap afterwards.
Doug's Place
20871 Redwood Road
It gets packed on the weekends but their breakfasts make you have a nap afterwards.
This is the best burger in town, lines out the door order ahead.
The Habit Burger Grill
3650 Village Dr
This is the best burger in town, lines out the door order ahead.
Located in The Village, they have a great menu and bar.
Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant
3430 Village Drive
Located in The Village, they have a great menu and bar.
Located in The Village this pizza is the best. The vegetarian is my favorite and we always have coupons!
Mountain Mike's Pizza
20261 Patio Dr
Located in The Village this pizza is the best. The vegetarian is my favorite and we always have coupons!
Fresh meats and barbeque on one side the pineapple whip on the other! Huge eating area and some outdoor eating as well.
Mama Cho's Homestyle Korean BBQ
18911 Lake Chabot Road
Fresh meats and barbeque on one side the pineapple whip on the other! Huge eating area and some outdoor eating as well.
Everyone knows this place!
McDonald's
1620 Strobridge Avenue
Everyone knows this place!

Sightseeing

Take a walk at the edge of the bay. The trail starts here and you can actually walk all the way to the San Mateo bridge! There are two trails and it gets busy on the weekends.
Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline Staging Area
1600 Neptune Drive
Take a walk at the edge of the bay. The trail starts here and you can actually walk all the way to the San Mateo bridge! There are two trails and it gets busy on the weekends.
You can walk across the Bay Bridge all the way to treasure island and the views are stunning.
Bay Bridge Trail Lookout
You can walk across the Bay Bridge all the way to treasure island and the views are stunning.
From the top you can see the curvature of the earth. On winter days it gets a dusting of snow.
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Mount Diablo State Park North Gate Entrance Station
1300 North Gate Road
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From the top you can see the curvature of the earth. On winter days it gets a dusting of snow.
This is a hidden gem and absolutely beautiful for a picnic lunch and some photos.
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Hayward Japanese Gardens
22373 North 3rd Street
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This is a hidden gem and absolutely beautiful for a picnic lunch and some photos.
Locals call this glass beach. Its the nursery for fish in the bay. Lots of glass from the old glass factory that closed but their waste washed ashore here and we used to pick up beach glass of all colors. Great for dogs.
Hayward Regional Shoreline
3010 West Winton Avenue
Locals call this glass beach. Its the nursery for fish in the bay. Lots of glass from the old glass factory that closed but their waste washed ashore here and we used to pick up beach glass of all colors. Great for dogs.
California history and a beautiful place.
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Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St
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California history and a beautiful place.
This is a wonderful place where the community goes for walks with dogs, bicycles and especially families on the weekends. Its is 7 miles around the lake and many beautiful spots to stop and take a picture. Above this lake is the Nike summit where you can see a 180 view of the Bay Area.
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Lake Chabot
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This is a wonderful place where the community goes for walks with dogs, bicycles and especially families on the weekends. Its is 7 miles around the lake and many beautiful spots to stop and take a picture. Above this lake is the Nike summit where you can see a 180 view of the Bay Area.
This is the place to see all those old cars outside of the Harrah's collection.
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Blackhawk Museum
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir
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This is the place to see all those old cars outside of the Harrah's collection.

City/town information

Castro Valley is a dormitory town that is quiet and family oriented.
Castro Valley
Castro Valley is a dormitory town that is quiet and family oriented.

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Liikkuminen

Castro Valley BART is a direct line to SF. ACTransit #28

ACTransit and BART both allow bikes.
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clothing

We dress in layers as it can be chilly in the morning then it heats up. Comfortable shoes but you can wear flip flops until December. From December through February socks and shoes are advised. The winter can be cold as it can get down to about 40 degrees at night so bring a jacket.