Alameda: A Short Day Trip From San Francisco
Collected by Kristin Zibell, AFAR Local Expert
Just a ferry ride away from Downtown San Francisco, Alameda is one an eclectic city in an extremely faceted metropolitan area. It's famous for its flea market, but has many more sights to see.
1510 Webster St, Alameda, CA 94501, USA
The Pacific Pinball Museum, aka Lucky Ju-Ju, is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's hidden treasures. It's worth the $15 admission just to hear the sound of an actual needle on actual vinyl in an actual juke box. (Early Beatles the way they were...
2301 Monarch St, Alameda, CA 94501, USA
I found a new reason to go to Alameda Point besides the monthly antiques fair and the homeless-helping bike shop, Changing Gears. The Rock Wall Tasting room is also there, pouring a range of wines produced in the old hangar next door. I especially...
1345 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501, USA
Going to Burma while staying in the Bay area is not an impossibility thanks to the Burmese restaurant Burma Superstar. Their rainbow salad, which includes tea leaf, is pure heaven. They have several locations in the Bay area.
2375 Shore Line Dr, Alameda, CA 94501, USA
The Sushi House in Alameda sits right on the shoreline looking across the bay to San Francisco. It's a large restaurant with a choice for sitting - indoor protected patio, main dining area or large sushi bar - wherever you choose the sushi is...
2601 Monarch St, Alameda, CA 94501, USA
At St. George Spirits, a liquor distiller located inside a huge hangar on the decommissioned Alameda Naval Base, you can learn all about alcohol production—and you can taste all-natural vodkas, gins, Eau de Vie, whiskeys, and more. The tour lasts...
3800 Main St, Alameda, CA 94501, USA
The Alameda Antiques experience is such a cool way to spend the morning of your first Sunday of any month on the calendar year. It's the largest show in Northern California and it has over 800 dealer booths that are selling items at least 20 years...
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