If you are a gamer, you will delighted to learn that the annual DunDraCon is held in San Ramon, California. Established in 1976 and as one of the longest running gaming conventions in the country, it is the ideal place to visit if you want to mingle and interact with fellow gamers or play different types of games. Held all weekend long in February, the event features a host of activities such as role-playing games, board games, seminars, and painting. A kids' room and various demonstrations are also available to allow children to partake in the event.
San Ramon is home to Memorial Park overlooking Bollinger Canyon Road. The park was designed in order to honor Tom Burnett, a San Ramon resident that perished on Flight 93 during the September 11 attacks. The memorial site features a plaque situated at the base of a flagpole in honor of both Burnett and other local residents that have died. The park also offers residents and visitors a place to play with a variety of ball fields and playgrounds. Picnic areas, dog parks, and biking trails are located in the park as well.
A Historicla Farm
To get a feel for both nature and history, make a stop at Forest Homes Park on San Ramon Valley Boulevard. Spanning 16 acres, the farm was built by the Boone family and was bequeathed to the city after Ruth Boone’s death in 1997. The park is open during scheduled hours and is on the National Register of Historic Places. With 21 different structures to visit, you can sign up for a tour to learn the historical roots of the city. Among the structures are the Boone House built in 1900 and the Glass House Museum built in 1877.