Alameda Island sits on the western edge of San Francisco Bay creating a unique city with views of the bay and San Francisco across the bay. First settled in the late 1800’s as a summer resort for the rich of San Francisco where upscale neighborhoods formed around local town centers. This culture remains today and offers visitors a wide range of attractions. Over ninety restaurants offering cuisines from all over the world line the main streets. Pictured below is the Dragon Rouge Restaurant and the green bridge at Park street.
In addition to many restaurants Alameda boasts several wineries which produce excellent local wines and offer wine tasting venues. Two of the best are listed below.
Rock Wall Wine Company Rosenblum Cellars
2301 Monarch St Alameda, CA 94501 2900 Main St #1100 Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 522-5700 (800) 559-8069
Housing a former US Navy base the US Navy still maintains a reserve fleet base here and the home of the USS Hornet Museum. The Hornet a famed aircraft carrier from World War II offers visitors a glimpse into the life of ships, sailors and aircraft from the era.
Washington Park and adjoining Crown Beach are open spaces and the only sand beach in an Francisco Bay. Two miles of beach with views of the bay and San Francisco Bay make it an excellent place for an outing or a relaxing walk.