Alameda, California, is known as "The Island City" because of its location on both Alameda and Bay Farm Island in the San Francisco Bay. This stunning location, along with a rich heritage dating back to its founding in 1853, makes Alameda an enticing destination for a vacation in the Bay Area. Adding to the appeal of hotels in Alameda are wineries, some interesting museums, picturesque Victorian houses, and views of the San Francisco city skyline.
Oakland International Airport is adjacent to Alameda on Bay Farm Island, so you'll find it easy to get to Alameda, CA hotels upon arrival. You can use an AC Transit bus or a combination of buses with BART trains, take a taxi, or book limousine or shuttle services from the airport in advance. The airport also has a 24-hour car rental center.
One of the top attractions in Alameda is Spirits Alley, where you can enjoy tours and tastings at award-winning artisan wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Book rental cars in Alameda to get to Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach, a great place to watch windsurfers and kite surfers on the bay, and learn about local history and ecology at the visitor center. Alameda boasts a number of top-notch museums, including the Alameda Naval Air Museum showcasing the important role played by the former Alameda Naval Air Station in World War II and other 20th century wars. The USS Hornet Museum, a decommissioned aircraft carrier moored at the former Naval Air Station, offers tours of its flight deck, World War II-era aircraft, and exhibits from NASA's Apollo missions. If the beautiful views of San Francisco entice you to cross the bay, find great San Francisco hotel deals and spend a night in the city. You could take a dinner cruise on the bay with the Golden Gate Bridge as a backdrop, or dine on dim sum in Chinatown.
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