San Francisco February 01, 2017
The Most Criminally Overlooked Town Near San Francisco And Why You Need To Visit
In terms of nearby towns to San Francisco, many bring up Sausalito, Tiburon, or even Half Moon Bay. However, there is one town that seems to be overlooked by even San Franciscans. What town? Alameda, an island in close proximity to Oakland and San Francisco and full of various attractions. This is a town full of surprises that are historical, beautiful, eclectic, and enjoyable. Let’s check out Alameda!
Alameda was founded on June 6, 1853 and today has a population of 79,277. Visiting this town is a perfect day trip for San Franciscans and Bay area residents.
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The town of Alameda is on Alameda Island and Bay Farm Island, and is adjacent to and south of Oakland and east of San Francisco. Alameda is 16 miles away from San Francisco.
Park Street in Downtown Alameda has plenty of restaurants, independent shops and cafes. The area has an old fashion and a charming feel despite being so close to San Francisco.
The Alameda Point Antiques Flea Market is held on the first Sunday of the month from 6:00 AM - 3 PM, and it is a very popular flea market for vintage and antique home decorations, clothing, furniture, jewelry, books and collectibles.
The Alameda Flea Market is located at Alameda Naval Air Station, 2900 Navy Way, Alameda, 94501. Check out our post on this popular
Alameda Flea Market
Visit the USS Hornet Museum, a museum ship in Alameda, and enjoy the view of San Francisco as well. Learn
The USS Hornet Museum is located at 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3 Alameda, 94501
Take the time to enjoy peaceful Mariners Lagoon and get away from the crowds of San Francisco. At this lagoon, you'll find benches to sit and meditate, nice views, watch dog walkers, or just relax.
Check out Crab Cove and learn about the Bay at the visitor center. This is a nice stop for the kids to look at some local fish species as well as learn about the habitat and the Bay.
Feel like a kid again and visit the Pacific Pinball Museum. This is a museum that showcases the history of pinball machines since 1879.
Watch a film or admire the Alameda Theatre. This is an Art Deco movie built in 1932, the Alameda Theater is the last grand movie palace built in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Before you leave, wind down at the Rock Wall Wine Company. This is an urban winery that provides a wonderful environment for wine making, tasting and learning about wine.
Rock Wall Wine Company is located at 2301 Monarch Street, Alameda. Enjoy the patio and get some drinks to gaze at the entire skyline of San Francisco.
Have you been to Alameda? Let us know your experiences in Alameda. Also, check out
11 Small Towns Around San Francisco Where Everyone Knows Your Name.