Alameda Travel Guide

  • Alameda's High St. Bridge on the Oakland Estuary
    Alameda's High St. Bridge on the Oakland...
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  • Little red tug boat on Alameda Estuary
    Little red tug boat on Alameda Estuary
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  • Dockside Gate and view of deck below.
    Dockside Gate and view of deck below.
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Alameda Highlights

  • Pro
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     Very Close to San Francisco. 

  • Con
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    amo3 says…

     The 25 mph speed limit is island wide, selection of mens stores is 0. 

  • In a nutshell
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     A small quiet secret in the San Francisco Bay Area 

Alameda Things to Do

  • U.S.S. Hornet Museum

    The U.S.S. Hornet is a historic aircraft carrier that has been converted into a museum. The ship stands ready for visitors to explore. She is filled with exhibits, including aircraft, and offers a glimpse into history. The ship served in World War Two and the Viet Nam War. She was also the ship that recovered the first astronauts who walked on the...

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  • U.S.S. Hornet’s Lower Decks

    Part of the experience of the U.S.S. Hornet Museum is the lower decks of the historic aircraft carrier. Touring the lower decks of the Hornet is the best way to gain a feel for what life on board was like for the sailors and marines who worked and lived aboard this historic ship. Some of these areas are open for individual exploration. Locations...

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  • Hornet’s Apollo Museum Exhibit

    The U.S.S. Hornet served as the prime recovery ship for both the Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 moon missions. The Apollo 11 mission was the first manned landing on the moon. Aircraft and divers from the Hornet recovered the crew and space capsule from the ocean at the end of those historic missions.Several exhibits within the U.S.S. Hornet Museum are...

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  • Aircraft of the U.S.S. Hornet

    On display on the Hornet are various historic aircraft spanning the operational life of the ship and beyond. These include World War II airplanes, later propeller aircraft, jets, and helicopters. Among the exhibits, only the F-14 Tomcat could not have operated from the Hornet. F-14s entered service after the ship was retired and were also too heavy...

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  • Victorian homes

    I like the Victorian and Queen Anne style homes a lot and there are many in Alameda.They say Alameda had the highest concentration of Victorian homes on the west coast with over 3000 Queen Anne and Italianate homes and structures built before the turn of the 20th century.

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  • The Spite House

    Look how tall and THIN the house is! I was told you can put a bed in there only lengthwise, esp. in the first floor which is even narrower.

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Alameda Restaurants

  • Great Pizza

    Tomatina is a great pizza parlor located on Park Street, one of the main commercial corridors, in Alameda. They serve fresh pizza, pasta, and salads in a family atmosphere. Their dough, dressings, and sauces are all made from scratch. Their pizzas are generally of the thin crust variety, decorated with fine toppings, and cooked to perfection. They...

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  • Good pizza interesting atmosphere

    I have never had a full pizza here, but have been a few times for slices. There slices are really good and I have never had to wait very long for my food. It is always pretty busy when I go with people ordering for dine-in and take out. It is your typical thin sliced pizza, but they also offer deep dish as well. I recommend the thin slice because...

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  • Great Mexican Food, Great Service

    This place is absolutely charming. It is not a big restaurant, so if it is busy, you may have to wait. And if you have a big party, you may have to eat at a couple different tables. But all the parties who had to do that, were happy to because the food here is absolutely great. Not to mention the service is awesome. They are family owned and...

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