Alameda

Alameda


The island city of Alameda was known for the Naval Air Station, since decommissioned in the 1990’s, and now for the USS Hornet moored at Alameda point. The Hornet, now retired and a floating museum, was a WWII era aircraft carrier commissioned in 1943 and decommissioned in 1970. It is most famous for having recovered the crew of Apollo 11 after the splash-down of the first Moon landing in 1969.

Alameda is also known for having more pre-1906 earthquake Victorian houses than any other community in the Bay area. Alameda has a small town atmosphere, with tree-lined streets, quiet beaches, and for shopping, cruise lovely Park Street, with shops, art galleries and fun eateries. Stop at Ole’s Waffle Shop for breakfast, in business since the 1920’s, and grab a cone later at Tucker’s Ice Cream, a local favorite since 1941. Alameda is the safest place in the east bay and restaurants are open late. La Piñata is a 24 hour Mexican eatery which serves outstanding, authentic Mexican food with great service. Or for excellent sushi at reasonable prices, try the Sushi House in the beach area. The “Lion King Roll” comes highly recommended.





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