"On the Edge of the Bay" Alameda by SteveOSF
Alameda Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 58 photos
The City of Alameda is located on an island right off of Oakland in the San Francisco Bay. To reach it, one must cross one of several bridges, go through a tunnel called “The Tube”, or ride a ferry. Alameda contains a mixture of older and newer homes. Many of the newer homes are built on bay fill. It has some commercial as well as light industrial districts. Some of the old commercial streets house some interesting restaurants. Alameda was once home to the Alameda Naval Air Station which has since closed. The retired aircraft carrier U.S.S. Hornet has been converted to a floating museum and resides in Alameda.
- Pros:Very Close to San Francisco.
- Cons:It is easy to get lost going there.
- In a nutshell:Nice East Bay Town.
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