Are you visiting Alameda for the first time? Below is a list of “Insider Tips” for things to see and do on “The Island.”
When I have a visitor from out of town, I take them to Rosenblum Cellars Winery.
Looking for a quiet place to escape and unplug? Check out Crown Beach and Ballena Bay.
Don’t miss South Shore Beach and The USS Hornet Museum if you have kids traveling with you.
Dining in Alameda
If you are looking for good local food, I recommend La Penca Azul (formerly known as La Pinata’s Mexican Cuisine).
The best items on the menu at La Penca Azul are their huge Fermoso Burrito and the Pescado Especial (Whole fried red snapper with garlic and hot sauce… yum!)
Looking for cheap food in Alameda? Go to Spice I am Thai Cuisine.
If you love fresh baked breads, cookies and pastries, sign up for a tour of Semifreddi’s Bakery. The cinnamon twist bread, hot out of the oven, is delicious.
La Penca Azul and The King of Thai are great spots for late night dining.
For upscale dining go to Angel Fish Sushi or Asena Mediterranean Cuisine.
Alameda is for aquatic sports
Seeing a lot of boats in the area? Alameda is best known for water sports, sailing, kite surfing, windsurfing and kayaking.
The best vantage points are taken by walking along Shoreline Drive.
The top deck of the USS Hornet offers great views and Alameda Point is the best place to watch or experience firework displays from San Francisco.
In Alameda, outdoor enthusiasts will want to bike, walk, run, sail, kite surf, windsurf, kayak and swim. Don’t forget your wet suit – the water is cold.
Looking for a little exercise? Walk along Shoreline Drive from Harbor Bay all the way to Crown Beach, Crab Cove, to Ballena Bay.
If you are a museum lover, Alameda’s best museums are The Alameda Historical Museum and the USS Hornet Museum.
Enjoy a night out on the town? For a night of dancing, go to The Churchward.
The Alameda Sun will keep you posted on what’s happening in Alameda.
What are your favorite things to do in Alameda?