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Bunny Hop Scavenger Hunt

A little girl reaching for a yellow Easter egg

As the Easter season fast approaches, more than a few residents of the Bay Area apartments will be looking for fun, family-friendly activities to enjoy. While there are plenty of fine options to go around, there’s one event, the Bunny Hop Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Pleasanton, that’s all set to be one of the region’s most prominent offerings, replete with attractions for both adults and children.
There will be mystery, excitement, and plenty of goodies for all, so if you’ve got a few hours to spare and want to take the kids on an excursion they’ll not soon forget, the Scavenger Hunt will be an occasion you’ll definitely want to jot down on the calendar. Of course, you’ll need the lowdown to plan accordingly, so read on as we delve into the details and go over all the pertinent background information for you.

What Is The Bunny Hop Scavenger Hunt?

The name practically gives the Bunny Hop Scavenger Hunt away. For two hours (10:00AM - 12:00PM) on March 31st, you’ll be given the opportunity to explore Downtown Pleasanton and hunt for various goodies hidden in secret stashes at participating businesses. This will be more than just an excuse to roam aimlessly around downtown (though, there’s nothing expressly prohibiting your from using it as such) as children will be directed via a series of clues provided at the beginning of the event.

Of course, parents will be provided with the answers to said clues beforehand so they can offer some direction to the younglings if they get stuck, but, in theory, the kids should enjoy their time downtown trying to decipher the mystery and get their hands on the dozen or so prizes scattered throughout the area. If you’re worried this might devolve into a snoozefest, there’s no need to worry. In addition to some goodies and special offers specifically for the adults in the crowd, you’ll be able to take solace in the fact that you’re in downtown Pleasanton and will have the chance to spend your time their as you see fit once the scavenger hunting draws to a close.

More About Downtown Pleasanton

The downtown area’s small size belies its robust range of diversions. According to, a trip to this historic business district is almost like a voyage to a whole new world, one you might not expect from a community so close to San Francisco:

“Pleasanton is just a short trip from San Francisco. But you'll feel transported to another world if you come for a visit to the charming downtown area of Pleasanton. The downtown is quaint and offers a small-town feel -- miles away from the hustle of the big city. It is a picture perfect place for residents and visitors. This area of the city truly embodies the essence of a hometown with charms and great places to dine, shop and simply enjoy the outdoor public spaces.”

The local business association adds that these pedestrian-friendly streets are packed with “uncommon treasures,” which take the form of the many establishments you’ll find that call the area home. Goods, services, specialty shops -- they’re all present in downtown, and while we can’t cover every business and organization within its confines, we can highlight a few standouts to give you a feel for what to expect.

For instance, the Scavenger Hunt’s starting point is the famous Museum On Main, a bastion of art and culture, and the central hub for information on the rich history of the Tri-Valley region. Once the scavenging is through, you might well return to this spot to explore the premises and learn more about the evolution of Pleasanton and surrounding towns. Admission is free, so if you’re fiending for an option that won’t put a hurting on your wallet, the museum should be at the top of your list.

Alternatively, you might stumble across one of the many specialty stores in the area, like Studio Seven Arts. This gallery carries fine art across multiple mediums, including handcrafted jewelry, glass, sculptures, and more. Voted “Best Of The East Bay” for five years straight, there’s little doubt you’ll be able to track down something among their many offerings to add a decorative touch to your home, or, at the very least, enjoy yourself as you peruse the fabulous works on display.

Studio Seven will also be a participant in the Scavenger Hunt, so there’s a good chance you might be popping in here anyways as you hunt for hidden treats. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for whatever art fits your fancy, then plan your return so you can claim it for your abode. As an additional note, you’ll want to stay cognizant on the best places to park before you make the trip downtown, so make an effort to study the Downtown Parking Map to avoid the parking blues.

Similar Events

There will be other Easter-influenced events taking place around the Bay on March 31st, naturally. The YMCA’s Livermore location is holding an egg hunt and pancake breakfast that lasts until 11:25AM, while Dublin will be holding a Spring Eggstravaganza during which kids can snatch up plastic, prize-filled eggs and meet both Flopsy and Peter Rabbit for some once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. If the Downtown Pleasanton Scavenger Hunt doesn’t quite sound like your cup of tea, keep these ideas handy as backup plans.

The Best Bay Area Apartments Nearby

One of the best spots to get to and from the Scavenger Hunt with ease is Vintage, the pinnacle of apartment living in beautiful Pleasanton. Conveniently close to the serenity of downtown, this scenic community also puts you right within striking distance of San Francisco and makes getting around to the other portions of the Bay a cinch. You’ll feel at ease in the spacious accommodations and well-served by the perks provided by this exceptionally desirable complex. Green grass, huge open spaces and access to all your essentials await -- take a look, and prepare to be amazed by a level of luxury you might previously have never thought possible.