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Castro-Valley is nestled in a quiet valley in Alameda County in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area region of Northern California. One of the advantages of visiting Castro Valley is its peaceful rural atmosphere at the hub of one of California's most exciting cultural, economical and recreational heartlands. The population of Castro Valley is approximately 60,000 residents. During the 1940s and 1950s, it was known for its chicken ranches, but later developed into a "bedroom community" where workers commute to jobs in the surrounding cities. Castro Valley offers a well-developed park system, a 315-acre lake, swimming lagoon and a beautiful 18-hole golf course. The Castro Valley entrance (on Lake Chabot Road) to Anthony Chabot Regional Park provides a quick escape from city to picturesque mountain lake. There are miles and miles of hiking and horseback riding trails in the park, along with fishing, boating and camping. The East Bay Skyline National Trail, which covers 31 miles from Richmond to Castro Valley, runs the length of the park. Chabot is connected to the Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area by a six-mile section of the Chabot-to-Garin Regional Trail. There are several other parks located in Castro Valley, along with the Castro Valley Community Center on Lake Chabot Road, which offers numerous activities, picnic facilities, play areas, tennis courts, horseshoe courts, basketball court and softball field - and even a snack bar. In addition, Castro Valley makes a great base for visiting many of the San Francisco/Bay Area attractions.

Surrounding areas: Gilroy, California (4.1 mi), San Juan Bautista, California (8.4 mi), Watsonville, California (9.2 mi), Corralitos, California (11.4 mi), Hollister, California (13.2 mi), La Selva Beach, California (14.5 mi), Rio del Mar, California (16.4 mi)

Castro Valley Vacation Rentals

Castro Valley Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
National 9 Inn5530 Monterey HwyGilroy, CA3.4 mi.(408) 842-6464
Hilton Garden Inn Gilroy6070 Monterey StGilroy, CA3.5 mi.(408) 840-7000
Motel 6 #0256110 Monterey HwyGilroy, CA3.5 mi.(408) 842-6061
Comfort Inn-gilroy8292 Murray AveGilroy, CA4.9 mi.(408) 848-3500
Ramada Ltd360 Leavesley RdGilroy, CA5.0 mi.(408) 848-1467
Rodeway Inn611 Leavesley RdGilroy, CA5.2 mi.(408) 847-0688
Super 8 Motel - Gilroy8435 San Ysidro AveGilroy, CA5.3 mi.(408) 848-4108
Best Western Inn740 Freedom BlvdWatsonville, CA9.1 mi.(831) 724-3367
Watsonville Inn970 Main StWatsonville, CA9.4 mi.(831) 724-8881
Comfort Inn Watsonville112 Airport BlvdWatsonville, CA9.8 mi.(831) 728-2300
Holiday Inn Exprss Hotel & Suites1855 Main StWatsonville, CA10.1 mi.(831) 728-3600
Motel 6 #524125 Silver Leaf DrWatsonville, CA10.5 mi.(831) 728-4144
Ramada Morgan Hill/San Jose16115 Condit RdMorgan Hill, CA11.7 mi.(408) 779-7666
Comfort Inn16225 Condit RdMorgan Hill, CA11.8 mi.(408) 778-3400
Microtel Inn & Suites16245 Condit RdMorgan Hill, CA11.8 mi.(408) 782-5000
Executive Inn Suites16505 Condit RdMorgan Hill, CA12.2 mi.(408) 778-0404
Quality Inn16525 Condit RdMorgan Hill, CA12.3 mi.(888) 434-1444
Best Western San Benito Inn660 San Felipe RdHollister, CA12.7 mi.(831) 637-9248
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites17035 Condit RdMorgan Hill, CA12.8 mi.(877) 776-7670
Extended Stay America605 Jarvis DrMorgan Hill, CA13.8 mi.(408) 779-9660
Courtyard By Marriott18610 Madrone PkwyMorgan Hill, CA14.9 mi.(408) 782-6034
Residence Inn By Marriott Morgan Hill/San Jose18620 Madrone PkwyMorgan Hill, CA14.9 mi.(800) 331-3131
Seascape Resort1 Seascape Resort DrAptos, CA15.2 mi.(831) 688-6800
Rio Sands Motel116 Aptos BCH DrAptos, CA16.4 mi.(831) 688-3207
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club Resort3800 Airline HwyHollister, CA16.4 mi.(831) 637-8151
Seacliff Inn Best Western7500 Old Dominion CTAptos, CA17.2 mi.(831) 688-7300
Laurel Inn Motel801 W Laurel DrSalinas, CA18.0 mi.(831) 449-2474
Residence Inn Heritage Inn Of Salinas17215 El Rancho WaySalinas, CA18.0 mi.(831) 775-0410
Courtyard By Marriott - Salinas17725 El Rancho WaySalinas, CA18.1 mi.(831) 775-0491
Travelodge - Salinas808 N Main StSalinas, CA18.5 mi.(831) 424-8661
Best Western Inn175 Kern StSalinas, CA19.0 mi.(831) 784-0176
Quality Inn Of Salinas181 Kern StSalinas, CA19.0 mi.(831) 770-1400
Comfort Inn144 Kern StSalinas, CA19.1 mi.(831) 758-8850
El Rey Motel443 W Market StSalinas, CA19.1 mi.(831) 422-0497
Motel 6 #1370140 Kern StSalinas, CA19.1 mi.(831) 753-1711
Days Inn1226 De Ln Torre StSalinas, CA19.3 mi.(831) 759-9900
Motel 6 #6391257 Dela Torre BlvdSalinas, CA19.3 mi.(831) 757-3077
Econo Lodge180 S Sanborn RdSalinas, CA19.7 mi.(831) 422-5111
Good Nite Inn Salinas545 Work StSalinas, CA19.8 mi.(831) 757-9667
Holiday Inn Express Salex131 John StSalinas, CA19.8 mi.(831) 757-1020
Bed & Breakfast
Inn At Depot Hill250 Monterey AveCapitola, CA19.3 mi.(831) 462-3376

Castro Valley Weather & Climate

East of Monterey Bay, inland just a few miles, is an area of rolling farmland and giant oaks that is blessed with a mild, temperate climate. Located approximately 40 miles from the coast, the cool ocean air regulates the area's temperatures, keeping it warm, but not hot, in summer and mild in winter. It rarely snows here, except occasionally in the surrounding foothills. Winters, however, are damp with an average rainfall of 14 inches, which occurs during winter and early spring. Low clouds or fog is sometimes present in the summertime, although not as prevalent as right along the coastline, and temperatures are generally just a few degrees warmer than nearby Monterey and Carmel.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 59°F 39°F 4.30 in. 54°F
February 64°F 42°F 4.10 in. 54°F
March 67°F 44°F 3.64 in. 54°F
April 73°F 46°F 1.16 in. 54°F
May 78°F 50°F 0.41 in. 55°F
June 84°F 54°F 0.10 in. 57°F
July 88°F 55°F 0.06 in. 59°F
August 87°F 55°F 0.05 in. 60°F
September 85°F 54°F 0.33 in. 59°F
October 79°F 49°F 0.93 in. 59°F
November 67°F 43°F 2.52 in. 56°F
December 60°F 38°F 3.00 in. 54°F

Castro Valley Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Norman Y Mineta San Jose International airport (SJC) located about 33 miles northwest of Castro Valley in San Jose, California, the San Francisco International airport (SFO) located approximately 62 miles northwest of Castro Valley in San Francisco, California, the Metropolitan Oakland International airport (OAK) located roughly 62 miles northwest of Castro Valley in Oakland, California, the Castle airport (MER) located around 64 miles east of Castro Valley in Merced, California, and finally the Stockton Metropolitan airport (SCK) located about 67 miles northeast of Castro Valley in Stockton, California.

Castro Valley Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Bonfante GardensGilroyCA4.1 mi.
Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkSanta CruzCA23.6 mi.
Paramount's Great AmericaSanta ClaraCA33.8 mi.
Oakland ZooOaklandCA69.3 mi.
Pixieland ParkConcordCA74.5 mi.
FunderwoodsLodiCA83.3 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA87.2 mi.
Water Parks
Raging WatersSan JoseCA31.1 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA66.4 mi.
Waterworld USAConcordCA74.5 mi.
The Island Waterpark and Family Fun VillageFresnoCA102.2 mi.
Wild Water AdventuresClovisCA105.4 mi.
Waterworld USASacramentoCA112.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Willow Park Golf CourseCastro ValleyCA 
Eagle Ridge Golf ClubGilroyCA4.0 mi.
Gavilan Golf CourseGilroyCA4.0 mi.
Gilroy Golf CourseGilroyCA4.0 mi.
Casserly Par3 Golf CourseWatsonvilleCA9.2 mi.
Spring Hills Golf CourseWatsonvilleCA9.2 mi.
San Juan Oaks Golf ClubHollisterCA11.2 mi.
Seascape Golf ClubAptosCA16.9 mi.
Bolado Park Golf ClubTres PinosCA19.3 mi.
Salinas Fairways Golf CourseSalinasCA19.7 mi.
Twin Creeks Golf CourseSalinasCA19.8 mi.
De Laveaga Golf CourseSanta CruzCA21.9 mi.
Pasatiempo Golf ClubSanta CruzCA23.4 mi.
Valley Gardens Golf CourseScotts ValleyCA23.4 mi.
BayonetBlack Horse Golf CourseSeasideCA27.4 mi.
Cinnabar Hills Golf ClubSan JoseCA28.4 mi.
Los Lagos Golf CourseSan JoseCA28.4 mi.
Santa Teresa Golf ClubSan JoseCA28.4 mi.
The Ranch Golf ClubSan JoseCA28.4 mi.
Pleasant Hills Golf CourseSan JoseCA28.7 mi.
Pacific Grove Municipal Golf CoursePacific GroveCA29.0 mi.
Laguna Seca Golf ClubMontereyCA29.3 mi.
State Parks
Zmudowski Beach State ParkCA13.9 mi. 
Fremont Peak State ParkCA14.6 mi. 
Henry Willard Coe State ParkCA17.3 mi. 
Marina State ParkCA21.3 mi. 
Henry Cowell Redwoods State ParkCA25.1 mi. 
Wilder Ranch State ParkCA26.9 mi. 
Castle Rock State ParkCA33.9 mi. 
Loghry State ParkCA34.3 mi. 
Big Basin Redwoods State ParkCA37.5 mi. 
Garrapata State ParkCA38.1 mi. 
Portola State ParkCA38.8 mi. 
California Antique Aircraft MuseumSan MartinCA9.1 mi.(Technology)
Capitola Historical MuseumCapitolaCA19.4 mi.(History)
Ecology Hall of FameSanta CruzCA23.6 mi.(Science)
San Juan Bautista MissionSeasideCA27.4 mi.(History)
Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad CompanyLos GatosCA27.8 mi.(Technology)
Stowitts Museum and LibraryPacific GroveCA29.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
California Views Historical Photo CollectionMontereyCA29.3 mi.(History)
History Museums of San JoseSan JoseCA31.1 mi.(History)
Japanese American Museum of San JoseSan JoseCA31.1 mi.(History)
Rosicrucian Egyptian MuseumSan JoseCA31.1 mi.(History)
Ableza's Native American Virtual Cultural CenterSan JoseCA31.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Captain Kazooz Kazoo MuseumSan JoseCA31.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
San Jose Museum of ArtSan JoseCA31.1 mi.(Art)
Children's Discovery MuseumSan JoseCA31.1 mi.(Children's)
Arnisto GallerySanta ClaraCA33.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Intel MuseumSanta ClaraCA33.8 mi.(Technology)
Niles Canyon Railway MuseumFremontCA46.2 mi.(Technology)
Niles DepotFremontCA46.2 mi.(Technology)
Hiller Aviation MuseumSan CarlosCA52.6 mi.(Technology)
Silicon Valley Art MuseumBelmontCA53.9 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Monterey Bay AquariumMontereyCA29.3 mi.
Happy Hollow Park and ZooSan JoseCA31.1 mi.
The Oakland ZooOaklandCA69.3 mi.
San Francisco Zoological GardensSan FranciscoCA72.3 mi.
Steinhart AquariumSan FranciscoCA72.3 mi.
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA83.3 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA87.2 mi.
Chaffee Zoological GardensFresnoCA102.2 mi.
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA112.6 mi.
Charles Paddock ZooAtascaderoCA113.8 mi.

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