Alameda County is located in the East Bay section of the San Francisco Bay Area. It can easily be reached from San Francisco, by crossing the Bay Bridge. If you are planning to visit, good attractions can be found in the city of Alameda, along with Oakland and Berkeley. Here's a look at some things to do.
Things to do in the East Bay
Guided walking tours
Berkeley is home to the University of California Berkeley, which offers guided daily walking tours.
Varieties of roses
It is also the location for the Berkeley Rose Garden, which has 250 varieties of roses, with the main blooming season beginning in May, and ending in September. Berkeley Marina If you are interested water sports, there's the Berkeley Marina, which also offers a free 3,000 foot public fishing pier. The Habitot Children's Museum If you are travelling with young children, The Habitot Children's Museum is a hands-on museum, specifically geared for kids seven years of age and under. USS Hornet Museum You can get a real feel of history at the USS Hornet Museum, in the city of Alameda.
Aircraft carrier Besides serving in World War II and Vietnam, this aircraft carrier was used as recovery ship for both the Apollo 11 and 12 missions. Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach Also, in Alameda is the Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach, where bird lovers can observe ducks, loons and grebes.
What to do in Oakland
Space and science exhibits
Affiliated with the Smithsonian, the Chabot Space and Science Center features interactive space and science exhibits, including a digital full-dome planetarium.
History, art and natural science
Travellers can enjoy history, art and natural science at the Oakland Museum of California.
Jack London Square
A particular favourite with tourists is Jack London Square which provides numerous dining and shopping opportunities.
If you are an aviation buff, the Oakland Aviation Museum has a variety of planes for your enjoyment.
Entertainment for children You can enjoy puppet shows, and kids' rides at Children's Fairyland. Also, for families is the Oakland Zoo at Knowland Park, where families can delight in animals, the children's zoo, train ride and picnic grounds. You must also keep in mind that Alameda County is very close to San Francisco. City by the Bay If you are visiting Alameda County, you can consider spending a day at the City by the Bay. It has attractions including Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Chinatown and a wealth of other attractions. Hence, this is just a sampling of what Alameda County has to offer. Source Northern California & Nevada Tour Book 2011, AAA Publishing