Located in Alameda County California, Fremont has a population of about 230,000. It sits on the southeastern end of the San Francisco Bay and is located south of Hayward and Union City, southwest of Pleasanton and Livermore, north of Milpitas, and northeast of Mountain View's Google headquarters and Sunnyvale. The city is home to middle-income families as well as companies including Tesla and Lam Research Corporation. The city has a suburban feel with easy access to a number of parks and natural areas and lots of Indian, Thai, and Afghani dining options. However, it has limited nightlife spots.
Fremont is served by a lot of transportation operators including BART, Amtrak, AC Transit, Valley Transportation Authority, and Altamont Corridor Express. All these options mean that you can get most places in the Bay Area via public transportation, but you might have to make a few transfers. Driving around Fremont is possible, but expect heavy traffic during peak hours.
The weather in Fremont is pleasant with an average daily high temperature of 69°F (20°C), so you won't need air conditioning or a swimming pool. Due to the nearby mountains, the area's dry, with an average yearly rainfall of 17 inches.
Top sights and attractions
Ardenwood Historic Farm
This Regional Historic Landmark consists of a working farm, forests to explore, and an old Victorian mansion. Staff dressed in Victorian clothing provide tours of the historic Patterson House and explain how people lived in the early 1900s. Visitors are free to picnic and hang with farm animals.