Traveling to northern California on business offers you a bevy of options to enjoy during your downtime. These tips can help you make the most of your trip, whether you visit San Ramon in conjunction with business related to the nearby Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory or one of the many pharmaceutical firms in the area.

Maximizing Your Business Stay

When traveling on business, you need more than a comfortable bed on which to sleep. A hotel or bed and breakfast that caters to business travelers will make your work trips more productive and happier. The amenities needed vary from a family traveling on vacation. Here’s what to look for to make your stay easier:

  • An in-room work desk
  • A mini-kitchen
  • An on-site fitness center
  • An on-site business center
  • Free WiFi
  • Room service

While it is not a necessity, a swimming pool makes a nice amenity for free time, too.

A few hotels in the San Ramon area offer all of these amenities – the Hyatt House San Ramon, Residence Inn by Marriott, and San Ramon Marriott. The Extended Stay America does not offer all the above amenities but has the most important ones like a business center and in-room work desk, plus it provides a complimentary grab and go breakfast. All of these choices are within minutes of the Bishop Ranch Business Park.

Make the Most of Meals

Even with a mini-kitchen in your room, you probably do not want to cook every night. Eating out provides you a chance to get to know San Ramon and get a world-class meal. To eat healthily and experience local fare, avoid the chain restaurants and try its fine dining opportunities. Try the Italian fare at Giuseppe’s Pasta Grill or the sushi at Miraku Japanese Cuisine. Fans of classic American fare might enjoy Clementine’s with its reputation for a homey feel. To cut into a succulent steak, both Forbes Mill Steakhouse and McNamara’s Steak and Chop House qualify. You can find vegetarian and vegan dishes at the Peasant and the Pear.

Have A Little Fun

Perhaps you’ll be in town for the weekend, too, or your stay lasts weeks or months. Enjoy your downtime at one of the many activities San Ramon offers.

Outdoorsy types may enjoy the Las Trampas Regional Wilderness on Bollinger Canyon Road. One warning: you’ll want some good hiking boots.

If you golf, pack your clubs. San Ramon offers numerous golfing hotspots. Tee off at the:

  • San Ramon Golf Club
  • Canyon Lakes Golf Course and Brewery
  • Crow Canyon Country Club

On chilly or rainy days, you can still get in a cardio workout without hitting the gym. Visit The Golden Skate for roller skating and in-line skating. If you want to keep up with the times while relaxing, catch a newly released film at the Regal Crow Canyon Stadium 6. Its six screens each show a different film and locals recommend this theater because of its cleanliness and great location.

Traveling on business can provide easy and fun. Plan ahead and stay in a location that makes your trip enjoyable. San Ramon offers many cozy spots and plenty to do during your time off from work.

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