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Do Dogs Get Homesick During Travel?

Do Dogs Get Homesick During Travel?

As a Tri-Valley taxi company, it’s not just humans that we help transport these days, but their little dogs, too! More and more people are bringing their pets along for the ride, whether it’s by plane, train, or automobile. If you’re setting out on an epic adventure this summer with your dog as your travel companion, you might wonder – if humans can get homesick can dogs get homesick during travel, too? The answer is yes, they definitely can.

Just like humans, dogs get used to their surroundings. They notice different smells, sounds, visuals, and will definitely notice if their favorite chew toys or humans aren’t within range. If you’re traveling with your dog, but one or more members of your household is staying behind, your dog will notice. And, depending on how bonded your dog is with those people, he or she may or may not show signs of depression, anxiety, and general homesickness.

Does that mean that you shouldn’t travel with your dog? Not necessarily. You just need to know how to properly manage your dog’s homesickness during travel.

What to Do to Ease Homesickness in Dogs

  • Crate train your dog.

Some owners are reluctant to crate train their dogs because they think it’s mean or that the dog would rather sleep on the bed with the owner. In reality, your dog will sleep anywhere as long as he or she feels safe (really, it’s just the owner that wants the dog to sleep on the bed, not the other way around). If you establish early on that their crate is a safe place to sleep or eat, then your dog will not have any anxiety about being in it.

And you know what else is cool? This means that a crate trained dog can feel at home anywhere – as long as the crate comes, too. If you bring your crate with you on your vacation, it is less likely that your dog will get homesick during travel.

  • Give him something that smells like you.

If you are worried that your dog will cry, bark, or whine if you have to leave the room for the day, then you can give him something that smells like you. This helps reassure your dog that you will come back, and also provides him with something familiar for comfort. This is especially important if you’re staying in a totally foreign place, like a hotel room with lots of other smells.

  • Have plenty of chew toys.

If your dog gets anxious or homesick during travel, it’s important that she has somewhere to place that anxiety. Give her lots of her familiar chew toys to occupy her time with, especially if she’ll be alone for periods throughout the day. This also helps to create familiar surroundings, since she’s used to having toys around her when at home.

  • Practice being apart.

Don’t just leave on vacation and expect your dog to think it’s totally normal to be away from one or more of his human companions. It’s important to practice being apart from your dog for small periods of time before officially traveling. When your dog sees that you can leave for a few hours and still come back, he’ll have less anxiety and homesickness on the road. This is a good time to practice crate training, too.

  • Stay active.

A surefire way to combat homesickness in your dog is to make sure that she stays active. Don’t just keep her holed up in a hotel room all day – take her out for walks and adventures every day so she sees traveling as something fun. And make sure to keep up with regular routines, such as feeding schedules, so that your dog doesn’t have too much pent up energy.

If your dog is suffering from extreme homesickness, depression, or anxiety when you travel, it doesn’t hurt to consult your veterinarian. They’ll likely have some handy tips for traveling with your dog, and can also prescribe you with medications to combat motion sickness and travel anxiety if your dog gets homesick.

Do You Travel With Your Dog?

Do you have a dog that gets homesick during travel? Share your tips for handling your sad pup below.  And if you are ever in need of airport transportation with or without your dog we offer Pleasanton to SFO, Pleasanton to OAK, Pleasanton to SJC and cover the entire tri-valley area.

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The Best Airport Restaurants in the East Bay

The Best Airport Restaurants in the East Bay

“What’s a good place to eat around here?”  These are the best airports restaurants by Charity Cab’s airport transportation in Pleasanton.

As a Bay Area cab company offering Pleasanton to SFO trips, we hear this question a lot from our customers, especially when providing airport transportation. We’ve been asked so many times that we decided to put together a list of a few of our favorite airport restaurants in the East Bay. These eateries are located either within or just a short cab ride from the East Bay’s major airports.

San Francisco Airport (SFO)

Cat Cora

Food: American

Price: $$

Why we like it: If you’re looking for a rich, wholesome American meal before (or after) a long international flight, then Cat Cora is the way to go. Meals are reasonably priced, yet playful and unique. This airport restaurant offers tapas, fresh seafood and other local ingredients, and is even open for breakfast starting at 5am sharp. Want to feel good about your meal? All of Cat Cora’s utensils are biodegradable, so you can help the planet while you eat.

Yankee Pier

Food: Seafood

Price: $$

Why we like it: Fresh oysters, local seafood delivered daily, awesome clam chowder, and speedy service. What more could we ask for? Yankee Pier in SFO has been voted one of the top airport restaurants in the past, and there’s good reason for it. Yankee Pier offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you’ll never miss a chance to eat here during your next airport visit. What’s even better? They also offer vegetarian options for the non-meat eaters.

West Coast Cafe

Food: Italian, coffee

Price: $$

Why we like it: This airport restaurant is actually just outside of SFO, but can easily be accessed with a 10 minute cab drive. They have soup, pasta, seafood, and other Italian favorites including coffee and tea. If you’re looking for a quint airport cafe just on your way to your hotel or SFO, then West Coast Cafe is a great place to stop.

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Food: Japanese steakhouse

Price: $$

Why we like it: Bashamichi offers great, high quality Japanese food at an affordable price. Awesome Japanese food can be difficult to find, especially near an airport.  Their signature dish is wagyu tataki, and the $10 lunch box is a great value.

While Bashamichi isn’t quite an airport restaurant, it’s only 10 minutes away from SFO, and is definitely worthy of making our list of the best airport restaurants in the East Bay. Stop in and try the Wagyu steak if you can.

Oakland Airport (OAK)

Gordon Biersch

Food: American Pub

Price: $$

Why we like it: Beers and brats are never a bad idea, especially at Gordon Biersch inside the Oakland airport. We just had to include this on our list of best airport restaurants in the East Bay because the food consistently hits the spot, especially for those long layovers. Draft beers, burgers, outlets for your laptop, and sports on TV. Gordon Biersch has it all for travelers who have some time to kill and want a delicious pick me up.

Pyramid Ale House

Food: American Pub

Price: $$

Why we like it: Pyramid Ale House is another airport restaurant that won’t disappoint. If you’re looking for a different selection of beers on tap, or if Gordon Biersch is too far to walk, step on up to Pyramid for a cold one and some pub food. This is a great airport restaurant for lunch or dinner, and like Gordon, there are plenty of outlets for your computer or cell phone.


Food: Burgers and fries

Price: $

Why we like it: Hegenburger’s is just 6 minutes away from the Oakland airport, and it’s worth the visit. The food is reasonably priced and casual, and you’ll surely find something to eat here. Chicken burgers, hamburgers, onion rings, fries, soda, and more are all at your fingertips. Our riders who have eaten here are often pleased at the amount of food they get for such a low price. If you’re on a budget, this airport restaurant is a good place to check out.

Banh Mi Ba Le

Food: Vietnamese

Price: $

Why we like it: Banh Mi Ba Le is a great choice for travelers who are looking for something a bit more interesting. Their vietnamese sandwiches are cheap but the quality certainly is not. If you have a few minutes to spare on the way to your hotel in downtown Oakland, stop at this restaurant. We recommend you try the meatball and egg sandwich with one of their soups.

Did We Miss Your Favorite Airport Restaurant in the East Bay?

If you have a favorite airport restaurant, leave a comment below and tell us!  And as always make Charity Cab you choice for taxi in Pleasanton and airport transportation with Pleasanton to OAK and Pleasanton to SJC as well.

Top 5 Unique Charities in the US

Top 5 Unique Charities in the US

Charity Cab in Dublin is honored to be a part of the charity community. While we do our part to assist organizations such as the Taylor Foundation, Feeding America, and Habitat for Humanity, we also want to recognize some innovative charities in the US that are taking unique steps to help people (and pets) of all backgrounds.

Based out of Larkspur, CA, Canine Wounded Heroes helps to keep K-9 police dogs safe by outfitting them with bullet-proof protective vests for while they’re on the job. Just like the police men and women who enter dangerous situations every day, their K-9 companions are always facing great risks. Whether they’re sniffing for explosives, drugs, entering a dangerous area, these dogs need to have protection.

K-9 units dedicate their lives to protecting humans, and charity founder Jodie Richers has dedicated her life to protecting dogs and animals of all sizes. Her other organizations include Dogs on Death Row, Cats on Death Row, and One Child At A Time.

This super cute non-profit organization is also super amazing. Helping Hands does exactly what their name implies – train monkey helpers for disabled individuals. Specifically, they provide free capuchin monkeys to help people with spinal cord injuries in order to live more fulfilling lives. Helping hands is truly unique, as it is the only organization in the world that does what they do.

The little monkeys come with a unique personality all their own, and they are trained to turn pages, grab items, press buttons, scratch itches, and offer companionship that is truly one of a kind. Helping hands is definitely an unusual charity – and one that we hope to see thriving for many more years.

While we are in the business of providing transportation, we’ve got nothing on the efforts of Angel Fuel for Life. This unique charity offers transportation solutions for individuals who need medical care but don’t have the funds or ability to get transportation. Assistance can come in a variety of ways, including an individual gas card, fuel donations to mobile clinics, or even driving patients to and from their destination.

This innovative charity ensures that all individuals have access to health care, and that a lack of transportation doesn’t stop them from getting the help they deserve.

The Trevor Project offers a source for suicide prevention and life-saving advice for LGBTQ youth all across the country. Founded in 1998, the Trevor Project has been helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth for over 15 years. The goal is to provide a safe place for youth to discuss their ups and downs with a friendly, unjudging ear as they discover who they are inside and out.

The Trevor Lifeline, which operates 24/7, is the only crisis and suicide intervention line for LGBTQ individuals in the United States. Other services include TrevorChat, TrevorText, and various workshops and training courses to help raise awareness of the struggles of LGBTQ youth in America. This unique charity is not only amazing, but it’s also life-saving.

Based out of Sacramento, CA, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) is an innovative non-profit organization that seeks to advocate for safer vehicles in the United States. CARS is most famous for starting the California auto lemon law, which helped to spur similar lemon laws in the rest of the US.

CARS has helped enforce air bags, overall safer cars, and to protect individuals from automotive injuries and fraud. As a company that provides transportation service to dozens of passengers each day, Charity Cab is definitely grateful that an organization such as this one exists today.

Did We Miss Your Favorite Unique Charity in the US?

Comment below to tell us your favorite unique, unusual, and innovative charity in the United States. We’d love to hear from you!  Charity Cab is the only taxi that gives back.  One dollar of every ride goes to charity.

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Top 7 Bars in Livermore

Top 7 Bars in Livermore

Many of our customers like to enjoy a night on the town every now and then. For those who live in Livermore, there are a variety of awesome drinking options available. We’ve put together a list of our favorite bars in Livermore – some that are more relaxed, and others that are more lively. Make sure to check a few out the next time you go out for a night of drinking in downtown Livermore.

Atmosphere: This is a bustling establishment located in the award-winning downtown Livermore. They have burgers, beer-battered fries, beers on tap, nachos, and salads for the more health conscious. There’s plenty of parking and seating, although it fills up fast during peak hours (typically during dinner and Sunday brunch). This is also a dog-friendly establishment, so if you want to kick back and keep your pet companion near to you, go for it.

Price range: $$

Popular drink: Beermosa, Pliny the Elder, Pliny the Younger

Special events: Pint night on Thursdays, live music, grilled cheese of the week

Atmosphere: This is a dive bar, through and through. It’s usually populated by bar-goers in their 20s and 30s, so go here if you’re looking for a good time and some stories to tell. Drinks are on the cheaper side, so you can get more for your money’s worth. The indoor area is pretty small, so it can get claustrophobic – but there’s also a nice outside area for those who need some fresh air or a smoke break.

Price range: $

Popular drink: Pickle back, beers on tap

Special events: Open mic Wednesdays, jukebox, arcade games, pool

Atmosphere: One of the newer additions to Livermore’s downtown, you can find specialty cocktails and local craft beers at a decent price. There’s plenty of indoor seating, with a few wide screen TVs for watching sports games. They offer table service, so you don’t have to worry about fighting your way up to the bar to order a drink (unless, of course, you want to).

Price range: $$

Popular drink: craft beers and cocktails

Special events: tap takeovers, live music, private parties, DJs

Atmosphere: There’s plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, as well as other adjacent non-alcoholic beverage options in Blacksmith Square. This is a great place to day drink, since you can sit outside and enjoy the sun while knocking back a few drinks. They have plenty of local beers on tap, as well as live music throughout the week. They have limited hours, closing at 10pm Mon-Sat and 8pm on Sun – so make sure that this is your first stop on your Livermore bar crawl.

Price range: $$

Popular drink: Altamont Hella Hoppy, Altamont Maui Waui, and other local beers

Special events: musical guests, SF Beer Week, tap takeovers

Atmosphere: Another Livermore dive bar, this bar features a well-lit seating and bar area and cheap, strong drinks. The V&E is always bustling on weekends, and it’s walking distance to several eateries and other downtown bars. One thing that this bar has that the others don’t? Shuffleboard. Get your game on and enjoy the lively atmosphere of this local bar. And later you can walk a few doors down to the Donut Wheel to get a midnight snack.

Price range: $

Popular drink: Vodka redbull

Special events: shuffleboard, pool, jukebox,

Atmosphere: Want to watch a movie while you enjoy a cold one? The Vine Cinema features independent movies, beer, wine, and food catered from Zephyr Grill & Bar next door. The atmosphere is more mature, but still casual and inviting. The Vine is Livermores very own independently owned movie theater, so you’ll be supporting a local business, too!

Price range: $$

Popular drink: local beers on tap, wine

Special events: Classic movie night, community events, sporting events

Atmosphere: a classic Livermore dive bar, Polomoni’s offers generous pours for extremely low prices. The interior is kitschy and has an old-school 1960s vibe, with dark lighting and rock-covered walls. Chances are you’ll either hate it, or you’ll love it so much that you keep coming back for more. Moni’s has its share of regulars, so you’ll always see a friendly face.

Price range: $

Popular drink: PBR tall can, gin and tonic

Special events: live music, karaoke, jukebox

Remember to always drink responsibly. Call Charity Cab for your transportation solution the next time you find yourself in need of a designated driver and taxi in livermore services.

Airport Transportation: Is Uber Cheaper than a Taxi?

Airport Transportation: Is Uber Cheaper than a Taxi?

Many of our loyal clients have been asking us: is Uber putting a dent in your business? While the ever popular transportation alternative has certainly affected our business, we’re still not worried. Charity Cab is an awesome taxi in Dublin and beyond, and we don’t intend to halt our services any time soon..

So, the main question of this post:  is Uber cheaper than a taxi for airport transportation?

We’re here to tell you why a taxi is a better alternative than Uber for airport transportation in the East Bay Area and beyond.

  • Uber hikes its prices when demand is high.

Also known as surge pricing or dynamic pricing, Uber charges more per ride when demand is high. The logic is that people will be willing to pay more to secure a ride when demand is high. But it also means that, even though you might live in the East Bay suburbs, calling a taxi in Dublin is cheaper than Uber during high demand times, such as New Years.


Uber is more expensive during commute times.

On a similar note, Uber hikes its prices during Bay Area commute times. During 6am-10am and again from 4pm-8pm, Uber shows a 50% increase in the percentage of rides using surge pricing. This means that users are paying higher fares to use Uber to get to and from work.


Uber cannot take you to all major airports.

Did you know that taxi cabs actually have to negotiate certain airport privileges? If you’re caught using lanes that are marked for taxi or bus use only, you can face serious consequences – and fines – unless you’ve negotiated a contract with individual airport authorities. Licensed taxi companies, like Charity Cab, have to pay airport fees in order to gain access to curbside pickup and drop off locations. While Uber now has access to SFO, OAK, and SJC, nationwide, you’ll find plenty of airports where they’re not welcome. And in some major airports, Uber charges an additional airport fee for pickup and/or dropoff. Needless to say, the situation is less than clear-cut.


Price isn’t the only thing to consider.

While Uber drivers do go through a background check, they just don’t have to pass the same rigorous tests that cab drivers do in order to gain their license. Cab drivers also use company cars, so they need to keep them well-maintained and presentable. Uber drivers? They use their personal vehicles, which aren’t always kept in tip-top shape. Lastly, while cab drivers know their driving area like the palm of their hand, Uber drivers rely on technology to tell them where to go – which, let’s face it, isn’t always the most reliable.

So there you have it. While a popular option, the answer to the question, “is Uber cheaper than a taxi” is “not always” and “probably not for Bay Area airport transportation.”

The next time you’re looking for airport transportation or a taxi in Dublin and nearby areas, go with your favorite local taxi company instead.

How to Never Miss a Flight

If you’ve ever been late for a flight, you know it can be stressful – and expensive. A missed flight means, in many cases, you lose the original cost of the airplane ticket and then have to pay an outrageous price for a same-day flight. Or, instead of missing your flight, you could follow the steps below in order to stay organized and on time for all your future airport travels. You’ll never miss a flight again.

private airport transportation to never miss a flightWhat to Do Before Leaving for the Airport to Never Miss a Flight

  • Pack your bags. Sounds obvious, right? Yet some people wait to pack their bags until the morning before their flight, making it more likely that they’ll forget an important item. Make a list of what items to bring and cross them off as you add them to your luggage. Planning the day before your departure also allows you to take the time to pack the most items into your bags, rearranging as necessary.
  • Use on-line check in. In this day and age, it just doesn’t make sense to check in at the airport. It’s one more thing you have to worry about once you reach the airport, and it can be easily avoided via the on-line check in feature. Make sure to check in 24 hours in advance so you can reserve a good seat.
  • Arrange for an airport taxi or look at parking fees. Fuel up your car the night before so you don’t have another 20 minute pit-stop to factor into your airport commute time. If you’re catching a cab or shuttle to the airport, make the arrangements a few days in advance. You don’t want to have a no-show taxi cab be the reason you miss your flight.
  • Know the airport layout. Don’t waste time wandering around looking for your terminal once you do finally arrive. If you are parking, understand if you need to take an airport shuttle from the parking lot to your terminal, or if you can just walk right in. This saves you unnecessary stress as you arrive at your airport of choice.
  • Have your documents ready. Place your ID, credit card, and boarding pass in an easy to reach location in one of your carry-on items. This eliminates any unnecessary searching when you arrive at the airport.
  • Check the status of the flight. Do this the hour or two before you head out the door for the airport. That way if you have a flight delay or cancellation, you’ll know whether or not to head to the airport and not miss your flight.
  • Plan your time well. Factor in the time it takes to drive to the airport, get to the terminal, get your bags checked, and get to TSA. Need to grab a bite to eat at the airport? Factor in a half an hour for that, too.

What to Do on Your Way to the Airport

  • Stay hydrated. Many passengers complain of dehydration on airplanes. This is due to the low humidity in the air of the cabin. Drink lots of water on your way to the airport and pack more bottles for on the flight.
  • Grab some travel snacks. Want to avoid overpriced snacks at the airport? Grab some pre-packaged snacks along the way. Dried fruit, peanut butter, jerky, trail mix, and crackers are all good snacking options for the plane.
  • Double check that you have all your documents. It doesn’t hurt to do a quick double check to make sure you still have your wallet, ID, and boarding pass with you after getting into the car.

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  • Have your documents at hand. This saves you from furiously searching for your ID or boarding pass as you approach the TSA desk.
  • Know what to remove from your bags. If you have a laptop, make it accessible so you can take it out during the security check. Know what clothing items you must remove for the TSA checkpoint. Make sure your toiletries are all in a see-through bag and easy to identify.
  • Check your flight status again. Once through security, make sure that you are still on time and that you know which gate to go to.
  • Get to your gate ASAP. The sooner the better, since you’ll have time to sit and relax before the flight starts boarding.
  • Take any medications you need. Do you get nauseated during air travel? Take some Dramamine before boarding your airplane. Whether it’s a sleep aid, anti-anxiety, or other medication, take them before boarding the plan so you have time to acclimate.
  • Relax. Sit back, take a breath, and enjoy your flight! You’ll reach your destination in next to no time.

Never Be Late to the Airport Again

Being late to the airport can mean you’ll miss your flight altogether – and no one wants to deal with the stress, hassle, and exorbitant costs associated with rescheduling or missing a flight. If you follow our tips above, you’ll be on time and well-prepared for a safe and comfortable journey to your destination of choice.

Want to know a great way to never miss your flight again? Hire Charity Cab as your airport chauffeur in the Tri-Valley. We offer private airport taxi transportation in Danville, Dublin, Alamo, and the greater Tri-Valley, CA. We’ll get you to any major Bay Area airport in record time.

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A Brief History of the Taxi

We might think of the modern taxi as a commonplace occurrence, however the taxicab hasn’t been around forever. We’re here to share with you some brief information about the history of the taxi, as well as some interesting factoids you can share with your friends – or your cab driver on your next cab

So Who Invented the Taxi?

The taxi gets its name from the taximeter, which was invented by Friedrich Wilhelm Gustav Bruhn in Germany in the year 1891. In 1897, the first taxi with a fully functioning meter was invented by Gottlieb Daimler – it was called the Daimler Victoria. Gas-powered taxis came first to Germany, Paris, and London, and then to New York in the year 1907.

What’s With the Yellow Color?

The stereotypical yellow taxi color that is often depicted in movies (and in real life) came about in 1967, when New York created a law stating that all taxis should be yellow in color in order to make them more readily identifiable, This also cut down on fraudulent taxi drivers, since they either had to already own a yellow car or else pay hundreds of dollars to get their own car painted taxicab yellow.

Are Taxis a Worldwide Phenomenon?

Taxis have proliferated in all areas of the modern world and in various forms. While taxis can be either human powered or gas powered, we’ll focus on the more modern gas powered variety. In Afghanistan, soviet taxi cabs are the norm, whereas Australians prefer the classic Ford Falcon for their go-to taxicab. Other common car models used for Taxis are the Toyota Prius, Toyota Corolla, the Hyundai Elantra, the Scion xB, and the Volkswagen Type 1 (VW Bug). One thing’s for sure – the taxi comes in all shapes and sizes, with one goal in mind – to get passengers where they are going quickly and with excellent miles per gallon!

What Cities Have the Most Taxis?

It is unclear which city wins the race for the most taxis, but the following cities around the world have the most taxis:

  • Lima, Peru
  • London, England
  • New York City, New York
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Tokyo, Japan

Have another city in mind that you think has the most taxicabs? Leave a comment on this blog post!

Our team at Charity Cab is proud to continue the tradition of the fast, affordable, and friendly taxi cab driver in the East Bay and beyond. We hope to hear from you the next time you’re in need of efficient transportation in the Tri-Valley. Safe travels!

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Top Pleasanton Hotels in 2015

Top Pleasanton Hotels in 2015

If you’re searching for a taxi in Pleasanton, then there’s a good chance that you are also in needtaxi in pleasanton driving downtown of a hotel in Pleasanton. Charity cab‘s taxi drivers hear a lot of candid feedback about Pleasanton hotels from our customers, and one of the most common questions our taxi drivers get asked is what the best hotel in Pleasanton is. So we’ve taken what we’ve heard from our riders, mixed it with our personal experience, and compiled a list of some of the top Pleasanton hotels in 2015 to help you as you plan your next visit(or help someone else plan theirs).

  1. Best All-Around Hotel in Pleasanton: Sheraton Hotel – if convenience and class are what top hotel in pleasantonyou are looking for in a hotel in Pleasanton, then the Sheraton is just for you. Just a stone’s throw away from the Stoneridge Mall, our riders like that they can easily walk to various shops and restaurants without breaking a sweat or having to call a cab. You could even take BART from the airport, get off at the West Dublin station, and arrive right at the Sheraton’s door! It’s truly that simple. Don’t forget to check out the Pleasanton Off the Grid food trucks in the Stoneridge Mall parking lot on Sunday for lunch!
  2. Most Unique Hotel in Pleasanton: Rose Hotel – the rooms of the Rose Hotel are all rose hotel in pleasantonuniquely furnished, which many of our riders say gives it a bed and breakfast vibe as opposed to the mundane, boxed feel of large chain hotels. The Rose Hotel is right on Main Street in downtown Pleasanton, so you can easily walk to different shops, restaurants, and even the weekly Pleasanton farmers market. The Rose Hotel is also a short drive from the Pleasanton Golf Center and the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Your stay at the Rose Hotel in Pleasanton will make you feel right at home, so you’ll likely come back here again and again for your business or leisure travels.
  3. Best Extended Stay Hotel in Pleasanton: Hyatt House – if you best extended stay hotel in Pleasantonare in need of an extended stay hotel in Pleasanton, our riders always have great things to say about Hyatt House. The rooms are all furnished suites, complete with a work space, high speed internet, a kitchen, flat screen television, telephone with voice mail, and anything else you might need whether you are traveling for work or for a fun family vacation. Our riders who have come to spend a week or two exploring the Bay Area, the Livermore Premium Outlets, and all the rest that the Tri-Valley has to offer have said that Hyatt House is an affordable and convenient choice.
  4. Most Convenient Hotel in Pleasanton: Marriott – The Marriott is another great hotel that marriott in pleasantonour riders often choose. Located on the edge of the Stoneridge Mall, our riders say that this is a perfect location if you want to get out of the hustle and bustle of the town and escape into the beautiful parks in Pleasanton and Dublin. It’s just a short drive to either Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park or Dublin Hills Regional Park, both of which offer expansive trails that are dog friendly. The Marriott is also just a short ride from the Alameda County Fairgrounds, which hosts events throughout the year. What the icing on the cake? The Marriott has a complimentary shuttle for locations within 5 miles from the hotel.
  5. Best Value Hotel in Pleasanton: Best Western Plus Pleasanton Inn – located just off of the best budget hotel in pleasanton580 freeway, the Best Western Plus is an affordable option that allows you easy access to downtown Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, and more. Our riders who are working with a tighter budget but still want to be able to experience all of the Tri-Valley and greater East Bay Area recommend the Best Western Plus Pleasanton Inn. It’s a smart choice that won’t leave you disappointed.

charity cab is your choice for taxi after the wonderful downtown Pleasanton restaurants.Please note that we do not receive compensation for any of these recommendations – our goal is to provide you with knowledge to help you make a good choice for your next hotel in Pleasanton!

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Choosing a Taxi in Dublin, CA

Choosing a Taxi in Dublin, CA

When it comes to finding the right taxi in Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, and the surrounding Tri-Valley area, it’s important to find a company that you can stick with. No matter what time of day or night, you need a cab company in Dublin, CA that is reliable, dependable, honest, and friendly. Taxi drivers see you in some of your best and worst moments, whether you are traveling to a special event, on your way to the airport, or needing a safe ride home after a long night of drinking. That’s why the reputation of each cab company and the reputation of its employees are focal points when it comes to determining which taxi in Dublin you decide to keep in your emergency contacts.

Charity Cab: A Tri-Valley Taxi You Can Feel Good About

With consistently high reviews on Yelp, we are proud of the taxi services we offer to Dublin and the neighboring regions. We are a great choice for your airport transportation in Dublin CA needs because our drivers are certified, friendly, and knowledgeable of the area. We offer the same standard services as our competitors, such as 24 hour availability 7 days a week, meaning we get you where you need to go while avoiding major traffic routes and unnecessary stress. But what truly allows Charity Cab to shine brightly is our eagerness to give back to the local community. A portion of every cab fare (yes, every!) is donated to a local Tri-Valley charity, allowing us to put people before profits and donate more than $16,000 dollars during our company’s lifetime. We know that number will only continue to grow as we extend our Dublin taxi services for decades to come.

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Airport Transportation in Pleasanton: Which Method Should You Use?

Airport Transportation in Pleasanton: Which Method Should You Use?

You’ve booked your flight, packed your bags, and called your sister and arranged for a free place to sleep at your destination – now you just need to get to the airport. Seems simple, right? Unfortunately, people run late for their flights all the time, whether it’s because they left late, encountered unexpected traffic, or went to the wrong airport altogether. Not only is it desirable to get to the airport with plenty of time to spare, it’s also great when you can save money in the process. Choosing the best mode of airport transportation in Pleasanton might seem stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ll break down your options and give you some pros and cons that will help you quickly come to the best decision for you!

Different Modes of Bay Area Airport Transportation

  1. Airport shuttle in Pleasanton. Airport shuttles will get you to the airport just fine, but you’ll be packed like a sardine amongst other passengers and their luggage. If you prefer a quiet, peaceful ride with no crying children, the airport shuttle just won’t cut it.
  2. Your car. Ah, the trusty family vehicle. This will definitely do the trick, but you’ll be paying for gas and airport parking (anywhere from $18-48 per day) while adding wear and tear to your personal vehicle.
  3. Bart. Like with a cab, you don’t have to worry about exorbitant airport parking fees. However, a round-trip ride from Pleasanton to SFO costs $22.50. Coupled with the time it takes to get to the Bart station, park your car, and then ride the train (with frequent stops) to your destination, Bart might not be your top choice in terms of time and efficiency.
  4. Uber. Transportation companies such as Uber quickly grew in popularity – but they are not without their drawbacks. Uber drivers do not have to pass the same rigorous tests that licensed cab drivers do, resulting in a reliance on smartphone technology that, let’s face it, isn’t always that smart.
  5. Cab. Cabs in Pleasanton were made for getting to and from airports. They are affordable and readily available, and you don’t have to worry about paying for parking once you arrive. Cab drivers are well-trained and know the best routes to get you to and from your destination with as little worry as possible.Charity cab driving in downtown Pleasanton taxi service

Why You Should Use Charity Cab Airport Transportation in Pleasanton

  • Convenience. We offer 24/7 service, online booking, and fast, private airport transportation.
  • Reliability. Charity Cab is always on time for pick-up, even during all major holidays.
  • Affordability. As a private chauffeur, we offer a great price and honest rates
  • Generosity. The one thing we always want to do at Charity Cab is give back to the community – and make it easy for you to give back, too. There’s no other cab company in Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, or beyond that gives $1 of every cab fare to a local charity. Our cab drivers are ready to simplify your life!