McDonald's 2905 Grove Way, Castro Valley, CA94546 This iteration of the fast-food giant has a playplace gym and Checkerz video game to keep the kiddies occupied and free…More Wi-Fi for the older set. It's got a drive-through window for those who want to grab a quick meal.
Eden Bicycles 3318 Village Dr, Castro Valley, CA94546 This spacious full-service bike shop is an official Giant retail partner, offering Mountain, Road, BMX and Family Bikes…More from names such as Giant, Haro, Verde, Orbea and Pinarello. Twenty-four-hour try-out bikes are available for certain models, so you can see what the ride will really feel like before you buy. There's a well-equipped and competent repair shop, and two different levels of professional bike fittings are available in a special area at the back of the store. Aside from the expected assortment of tubes, tires, lights and pumps, the shop carries six-six-one mountain biking armour, Camelbaks, Giro helmets, Fox gear, Timbuk2 messenger bags, Quick Track trunks and apparel from Lance Armstrong's Live Strong line. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, there's plenty of room to hang out on the nice chairs at the rear, and the shop sponsors local youth sports and has its own Eden Bicycles Racing Club as well as free casual group rides for all levels.
Krayon's Gallery 3477 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley, CA94546 This "gallery" isn't an art space, as its name might suggest: Owner Karen Krayon runs this friendly, neighborhood bar,…More which has been a gathering place for thirsty locals since 1979. With an interior that feels a lot like someone's living room (owing in part to the fireplace and bead-board walls) and an outdoor smoking patio towered over by two giant redwoods, this bar always providies a mellow and comfortable spot to hang out.
The Kenneth C. Aitken Senior & Community Center on Redwood Road offers "social services, special events, bingo,…More delicious lunches, classes, pool tables, activities, day trips and tours, computer laboratories with Internet access and libraries" for those who are 60 years of age or older. Some of the center's events include giant flea markets, senior health and wellness fairs and senior spring art galas. The community center can be reserved for private parties.</p>
Palomares Hills Park 7050 Villareal Dr, Castro Valley, CA94552 At Palomares Hills Park, there's plenty of room for running, playing, chasing and exercising. Play a game of softball at…More the baseball field or go long duirng a game of catch in one of several giant grass fields. Although it's quite a ways from the flatlands of Castro Valley, the park is beautiful enough to justify driving seven to 10 minutes uphill for a visit. Restrooms, picnic tables and a kiddie playground sit across the street from the sports fields.