Dublin, California completes the geographical triangle. It is located approximately 35 miles east from San Francisco, and 31 miles north from San Jose. It is located 24 miles south-east of Mt. Diablo in California State Park. Because of its large Irish population, it was called “Dublin” in Ireland. It adopted this name in 1890s.

A 2019 census revealed that Dublin was one of the most rapidly-growing US cities. It was also ranked #7 on Money Magazine’s 2018 list of “The Best Places to live” in the country. There are many great things about Dublin and plenty of ways that people of all ages can spend their time there. Let’s take a look at 15 things to do in Dublin California.

1. Dublin Rockin’ Jump

Dublin Rockin’ Jump

Are you looking for ways to use your energy? Rockin’ Jump is Dublin’s indoor trampoline park. Rockin’ Jump is not only a great place for kids to spend a few hours with their friends, but it also offers some really fun ways to use trampolines. Even adults can enjoy them.

You can improve your slam dunk abilities from average to extraordinary, add gravity-defying elements into a game of dodgeball, be the gladiator that you knew you were, or launch unassisted into a giant foam pit. You can also climb a rock wall in different levels of difficulty – from beginner through advanced – or a Zip Glider, a single-seater zip-line roller coaster that is ‘cart-less.

2. K1 speed Dublin

Go Kart

K1 is known for its great indoor kart racing tracks, which span the globe. Dublin CA is home of one of 42 U.S. tracks. They offer great discounts for groups bookings for corporate events, birthdays, and private parties.

You can save even more by taking advantage of their regular promotions like ‘date nights’ or ‘food drive’. They also host their own G.P. They offer a league for dedicated regulars, while also accommodating different age groups.

To have fun there, you don’t need to have a drivers license. However, the weight and height limits are 300 pounds and 6’7″ respectively. The minimum height is 48 inches (4 feet). You don’t have to worry, there is a games arcade for the little ones while the big kids race.

3. Dublin Iceland

Ice Skating

The home of the Tri-Valley Blue Devils Ice Hockey team is Dublin Iceland. It’s a great place for a group or family to have some fun using their ‘open skating’ facilities. They offer beginner lessons for all ages and also have the rink available to those who do not yet possess any ice skills.

Ice skating is not only a great way to exercise your lower back but it can also be used as a low-impact physiotherapy treatment for office workers who have suffered from sedentary work postures.

4. Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium21 and IMAX cinemas

Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 and IMAX cinemas

Large screens are very popular and can be as big as IMAX. You can find the Dublin complex in the Hacienda crossings outdoor mall. But, the big screen should not take the spotlight away from the amazing interactive cinema technology offered by Regal.

The ‘Screen X cinemas feature multiple projectors that produce a panoramic view of 270 degrees. There are also twelve additional digital laser projectors to create the ‘wing images (side screens). The 4DX cinemas are undoubtedly the best due to their motion-enabled chairs, which create strong vibrations and other sensations.

Regal Cinemas is the place to be if you think bigger is better.

5. Dublin Aquatic Centre – ‘The Wave’

Dublin Aquatic Centre – ‘The Wave’

Six (yes SIX!) outdoor water slides are featured in ‘The Wave. Splash Zone is an interactive area that features sprayers, nozzles and water jets. It also has its own slide for younger patrons who are not ready to take on the bigger towers. The outdoor pool can be used for individual and team training as well as group practices. There are eight 25-yard competition lanes with a depth of seven feet and three warm-up lanes with a depth of four feet.

The centre offers extensive water education programs. All of these take place in the Natatorium, an indoor pool that is heated to a comfortable 82-84 degree all year. Six 25-yard swimming lanes, three instructional bays, and many stairways make it easy to use the Natatorium. Shaded areas are available for group rentals, as well as locker facilities that can be used to store your personal belongings while you’re in the water.

6. Earl Anthony’s Dublin Bowl

Bowling

Do you want to try ten-pin bowling, but aren’t sure where to start? Earl Anthony’s in Dublin, CA is the best place to go ten-pin bowling. You’ll find 40 championship lanes here, as well as a Brunswick Vector Plus automated scoring system (read: state of the art for pros). The club has a junior league that allows locals to be more involved in their community. They also renew specials throughout the year which encourages repeat visits from those who love the game.

The snack bar offers a full service menu with a variety of ‘party’ items. Relax in their spacious lounge, the ‘Lotto’. Here you can watch the latest sporting events on a large screen TV and enjoy a drink from the full-service bar.

7. Dublin Ranch golf course

Golf

Dublin Range Golf Club was established in Dublin, CA. It is the oldest and most popular golf course in the city. It boasts 11 par 3s and five solid par 4,s as well as two challenging par 5s. The company guarantees that it can be completed in less than four hours.

The estate’s large picture windows offer stunning views of Mount Diablo’s rolling hills and the Livermore Valley. You can also enjoy the patio of their full service bar which is part their dining facility. They are open Tuesday through Sunday and Mondays on public holidays, from 8 AM to 2 PM, for breakfast and lunch.

It caters to private events as well, just like all great picturesque establishments. If you are a casual guest, you should check if they have facilities available.

8. Arlen Ness Museum & Dealer

Arlen Ness Museum and dealership

Dublin, California, is the home of the custom motorcycle workshop and showroom of the late Arlen Ness. Cory Ness is now the owner of the business. The museum displays many of Arlen’s custom bikes.

This venue also houses Victory and Indian motorcycles as well as Harley Davidson.

9. Emerald Glen Park

Emerald Glen Park

The Emerald Glen Park, which is located directly next to the aquatic centre, is an extensive complex that features tennis courts, basketball courts and a skate park as well as baseball fields, soccer courts, and restrooms. Two playgrounds are available – one is a “water park” during summer, and the other is independent of ‘The Wave”.

There are many swings, slides and sandpits. You can also climb structures. There are picnic and barbecue areas, a rose garden, and many tree-lined paths that can be enjoyed by literally thousands. This urban paradise is also used by the council for farmers markets, food trucks, and movie screenings in the park at night. It is a great spot to meet the community, or just relax in peaceful, green bliss.

10.Dublin Heritage Park and Museums

Murray Schoolhouse

The Dublin Heritage Park and Museums covers ten acres and includes historic buildings and picnic areas. It also has a cemetery that dates back to the Gold Rush of 1859. Murray Schoolhouse is home to a permanent exhibit on Dublin’s history. St. Raymond’s Church was built in 1859. Kolb House is the home of George Kolb, one of the original owners the Dublin General Store.

The building was built in 1911 and is now a ‘historic home museum’. If you are interested in Dublin’s history, these are all great places to see.

11. Dublin Camp Parks Military History Centre

Dublin Camp Parks Military History Centre

The U.S. Army Camp Parks Military History Centre can be found at the gate of these camp parks. You will also find the Parks RFTA Visitors Centre. You will find permanent museum-quality exhibits and temporary exhibits. It also hosts historical activities multiple times per year.

It tells the fascinating stories of Dublin’s military settlement, which it fronts. These stories influenced Dublin’s transformation from rural crossroads to the bustling city it is today.

12. Iron Horse Trail

Iron Horse Trail

This trek is for nature lovers. It follows an old railway track that ran through California’s East Bay.

You can enjoy stunning views of Contra Costa County and inland Alameda from your horseback, whether you’re riding or cycling. You can follow the track.

Keep an eye out for the historic railroad bridge crossing Walnut Creek.

13. Pacific Catch Seafood Restaurant

Pacific Catch Seafood Restaurant

Pacific Catch is an eco-conscious seafood restaurant that works hard to provide sustainable sea products to its customers. Modern design is used in the restaurant. There are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. The restaurant offers outdoor seating on a lovely patio and is pet-friendly. You can enjoy a full bar and a variety of beer and wine to go with your meal.

While seafood is their specialty, they offer a variety of international cuisines such as Japanese Wasabi Ahi Poke and West Coast Grilled Salmon.

14. Black Angus Steakhouse

Black Angus Steak House

Do you love American beef? The Black Angus Steak House is located on Dublin Boulevard. All of their cuts are aged for at least 21 days and are expertly flame-grilled. They have the best USDA Choice and Certified Angus Beef burgers and steaks.

There’s sure to be something to satisfy your appetite after all the sightseeing that Dublin has to offer. You will also find a variety of hand-crafted cocktails and wines. This ensures that you have a relaxing and satisfying dining experience.

15. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

BJ’s offers a wide range of delicious desserts and pizzas. They also offer combos and boxed options. You can also enjoy the delicious family bundles of Parmesan Crusted Ribs, Chicken and Salmon or Steaks and Ribs combinations.

This master chef offers more than just expert cooking services. You can also choose from a wide range of craft beer on-site, or you can take advantage of their great value meal packages. Their guests come there to enjoy their award-winning handcrafted beer and the Southern California twist on Chicago-style pizza. They also love their unique, internationally-recognized ice cream Pizookies desserts.