"On the Edge of the Bay" Alameda by SteveOSF

Alameda Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 60 photos

An East Bay City

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 and Cons
  • Pros:Very Close to San Francisco.
  • Cons:It is easy to get lost going there.
  • In a nutshell:Nice East Bay Town.
  • Last visit to Alameda: Dec 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2011 at 3:50 AM

    Interesting tips on the U.S.S. Hornet museum! -- I used to live in Berkeley (& even lived in Oakland for a while) but somehow I have never been to Alameda.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2009 at 9:29 PM

    A very informative page! Thank you for sharing all that information.

  • atufft's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2009 at 4:33 PM

    Steve, I didn't realize the Hornet was docked there, despite the fact that I have an uncle who lives in Alameda. We need to do a day trip there, for sure. Thanks for the excellent tips...alan

  • Tugboatguy's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2009 at 1:09 AM

    Steve, Really XLNT tips & photos were a memory trip for me in Naval aviation over 50 years ago. NAS Alameda was also a repair & refit depot when active. I still have a cast aluminum desk nameplate made for me there. Doug

  • Ewingjr98's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Very nice page, Steve. Great details on the USS Hornet and its interesting history! Joe


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