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Alameda is called "The Island City," due to its location on a small island next to Oakland, California in the San Francisco Bay. An additional part of the island is called Bay Farm Island, which it shares with the Oakland International Airport. The population of Alameda is approximately 72,000. Alameda is easily reached via Interstate 880, but once on the island, the speed limit is just 25 mph on almost every road (speeding tickets are a significant source of income for the city!) There are also two ferry services from the mainland to Alameda, and it's close to the BART train service, as well. Often called the "Most Unique City in Northern California," Alameda's close proximity to the San Francisco Bay means it 's a haven for wind surfers and kite surfers along its windy shores. Other activities in the area include hiking and biking, boating and sailing, sightseeing and shopping. The region is overflowing with attractions such as the USS Hornet Museum and the Alameda Naval Air Museum. Across the Bay in San Francisco, visit Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge, Ghiradelli Square and Pier 39, or take the ferry over to Alcatraz Island. The 1,000 acre Golden Gate Park is home to attractions like the Japanese Tea Gardens, the Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens and the whole area is filled with world class accommodations, restaurants and upscale shopping.

Surrounding areas: Oakland, California (3.1 mi), Berkeley, California (7.6 mi), Lafayette, California (10.7 mi), San Francisco, California (10.8 mi), Daly City, California (12.7 mi), Point Richmond, California (12.9 mi), San Mateo, California (14.7 mi)

Alameda Vacation Rentals

Alameda Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Coral Reef Inn & Suites400 Park StAlameda, CA (510) 521-2330
Days Inn-alameda/oakland1925 Webster StAlameda, CA (510) 521-8400
Extended Stay America Oakland Alameda1350 Marina Village PkwyAlameda, CA (510) 864-1333
Extended Stay Deluxe1260 S Loop RdAlameda, CA (510) 769-7000
Hawthorn Suites LTD - Oakland/Alameda1628 Webster StAlameda, CA (510) 522-1000
Marina Village Inn1151 Pacific MarinaAlameda, CA (510) 523-9450
Executive Inn Embarcadero Cove1755 EmbarcaderoOakland, CA1.3 mi.(510) 536-6633
Motel 6 #10801801 EmbarcaderoOakland, CA1.3 mi.(510) 436-0103
Hotel Griffon155 Stuart StSan Francisco, CA2.4 mi.(415) 495-2100
Lakeside Motel122 E 12TH StOakland, CA2.5 mi.(510) 444-4949
Best Western Inn At The Square233 BroadwayOakland, CA2.9 mi.(800) 633-5973
Clarion Hotel Oakland Airport500 Hegenberger RdOakland, CA2.9 mi.(510) 562-5311
Days Inn Oakland Airport8350 Edes AveOakland, CA2.9 mi.(510) 568-1880
Fairfield Inn By Marriott8452 Edes AveOakland, CA2.9 mi.(510) 568-1500
Motel 6 #10158480 Edes AveOakland, CA2.9 mi.(510) 638-1180
Waterfront Plaza Hotel10 Washington StOakland, CA3.0 mi.(510) 836-3800
Courtyard By Marriott Oakland Downtown988 BroadwayOakland, CA3.1 mi.(800) 321-2211
Holiday Inn Express66 Airport Access RdOakland, CA3.1 mi.(510) 569-4400
La Quinta Oakland Airport/Coliseum8465 Enterprise WayOakland, CA3.1 mi.(510) 632-8900
Oakland Marriott City CTR1001 BroadwayOakland, CA3.1 mi.(510) 451-4000
Oakworld Worldwide500 Cyn Oaks DrOakland, CA3.1 mi.(800) 400-3636
Quality Inn8471 Enterprise WayOakland, CA3.1 mi.(510) 562-4888
Courtyard By Marriott Oakland Airport350 Hegenberger RdOakland, CA3.2 mi.(800) 321-2211
Washington Inn495 10TH StOakland, CA3.2 mi.(510) 452-1776
Best Western Airport Inn & Suites Oakland170 Hegenberger RdOakland, CA3.3 mi.(510) 633-0500
Best Western Park Plaza Hotel150 Hegenberger RdOakland, CA3.3 mi.(510) 635-5300
Homewood Suites By Hilton1103 EmbarcaderoOakland, CA3.5 mi.(510) 663-2700
Oakland Airport Hilton Hotel1 Hegenberger RdOakland, CA3.5 mi.(510) 635-5000
Extended Stay America Oakland Emeryville3650 Mandela PkwyEmeryville, CA4.7 mi.(510) 923-1481
San Leandro Marina Inn68 San Leandro MarinaSan Leandro, CA5.4 mi.(510) 895-1311
Courtyard By Marriott5555 Shellmound StEmeryville, CA5.7 mi.(510) 652-8777
Four Points Hotel By Sheraton SF Bay Bridge1603 Powell StEmeryville, CA5.8 mi.(510) 547-7888
Woodfin Suite Hotel San Francisco Bay Bridge5800 Shellmound StEmeryville, CA5.8 mi.(888) 433-9042
Holiday Inn San Francisco1800 Powell StEmeryville, CA5.9 mi.(510) 658-9300
Suiteamerica At Emery Bay Club And Apartments6400 Christie AveEmeryville, CA6.2 mi.(510) 658-5589
Claremont Resort And Spa41 Tunnel RdBerkeley, CA6.4 mi.(510) 843-3000
Rose Garden Inn2740 Telegraph AveBerkeley, CA6.7 mi.(510) 549-2145
Hotel Durant2600 Durant AveBerkeley, CA7.2 mi.(510) 845-8981
Berkeley Travelodge1820 University AveBerkeley, CA7.6 mi.(310) 843-4262
Rodeway Inn1461 University AveBerkeley, CA7.6 mi.(510) 848-3840
Bed & Breakfast
Seraph Inn1409 Sutter StSan Francisco, CA10.1 mi.(415) 819-2380
Chateau Tivoli Bed & Breakfast1057 Steiner StSan Francisco, CA10.6 mi.(415) 776-5462
Bock's Bed And Breakfast1448 Willard StSan Francisco, CA11.7 mi.(415) 664-6842
Cypress Inn On Miramar Beach407 Mirada RdHalf Moon Bay, CA22.2 mi.(650) 726-6002

Alameda Weather & Climate

Mark Twain once said, "the coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." While this might be a slight exaggeration, the climate in the San Francisco Bay Area is mild year round with cool evenings - even in the summertime. Cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean help moderate the summer heat and marine influences keep winters very mild. The San Francisco Bay Area is known for its fog, especially in the summertime. This occurs when warm air masses flow across a cooler ocean and the moisture in the air condenses and forms fog. The rainy season in northern California runs November through March, with no measurable precipitation in the summertime. Spring and fall are generally the sunniest, and warmest, seasons in the Bay area.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 57°F 44°F 4.85 in. 54°F
February 61°F 47°F 4.27 in. 55°F
March 63°F 49°F 3.56 in. 55°F
April 66°F 50°F 1.38 in. 56°F
May 68°F 53°F 0.57 in. 56°F
June 71°F 55°F 0.11 in. 57°F
July 72°F 57°F 0.07 in. 59°F
August 73°F 58°F 0.10 in. 62°F
September 74°F 58°F 0.33 in. 61°F
October 72°F 55°F 1.33 in. 60°F
November 63°F 49°F 3.14 in. 58°F
December 57°F 44°F 3.23 in. 55°F

Alameda Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Metropolitan Oakland International airport (OAK) located about 3 miles south of Alameda in Oakland, California, the Hayward Executive airport (HWD) located approximately 9 miles southeast of Alameda in Hayward, California, the San Francisco International airport (SFO) located roughly 12 miles southwest of Alameda in San Francisco, California, and finally Buchanan Field (CCR) located around 18 miles northeast of Alameda in Concord, California.

Alameda Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Oakland ZooOaklandCA3.1 mi.
Pixieland ParkConcordCA18.7 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA23.4 mi.
Paramount's Great AmericaSanta ClaraCA32.5 mi.
TraintownSonomaCA38.3 mi.
Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkSanta CruzCA55.9 mi.
FunderwoodsLodiCA58.5 mi.
Bonfante GardensGilroyCA64.2 mi.
J's Amusement ParkGuernevilleCA65.4 mi.
FunderlandSacramentoCA69.5 mi.
Water Parks
Waterworld USAConcordCA18.7 mi.
Raging WatersSan JoseCA35.0 mi.
Waterworld USASacramentoCA69.5 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA81.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Chuck Corica Golf ComplexAlamedaCA 
Metropolitan Golf LinksOaklandCA2.6 mi.
Montclair Golf CourseOaklandCA2.6 mi.
Monarch Bay Golf ClubSan LeandroCA5.8 mi.
Lake Chabot Municipal Golf CourseOaklandCA6.8 mi.
Tilden Park Golf CourseBerkeleyCA8.5 mi.
Willow Park Golf CourseCastro ValleyCA9.1 mi.
Skywest Golf CourseHaywardCA9.3 mi.
Gleneagles Golf ClubSan FranciscoCA10.8 mi.
Harding Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA10.8 mi.
Lincoln Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA10.8 mi.
Presidio Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA10.8 mi.
Cypress Golf CourseColmaCA13.2 mi.
Golden Gate Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA14.4 mi.
Poplar Creek Golf CourseSan MateoCA14.7 mi.
Bridges at Gale RanchSan RamonCA14.8 mi.
Canyon Lakes Country ClubSan RamonCA14.8 mi.
Diablo Hills Golf CourseWalnut CreekCA14.8 mi.
San Ramon Royal Vista Golf CourseSan RamonCA14.8 mi.
Mariners Point Golf Links & Practice CenterFoster CityCA15.0 mi.
Crystal Springs Golf CourseBurlingameCA16.3 mi.
Franklin Canyon Golf CourseRodeoCA16.7 mi.
Sharp Park Golf CoursePacificaCA16.7 mi.
Boundary Oak Golf CourseWalnut CreekCA17.1 mi.
Dublin Ranch Golf ClubDublinCA17.6 mi.
Buchanan Fields Golf CourseConcordCA18.2 mi.
Mill Valley Golf CourseMill ValleyCA19.0 mi.
Diablo Creek Golf CourseConcordCA21.0 mi.
McInnis Park Golf CenterSan RafaelCA21.4 mi.
Peacock Gap Country ClubSan RafaelCA21.4 mi.
State Parks
San Bruno Mountain State ParkCA11.9 mi. 
Angel Island State ParkCA12.2 mi. 
Baker Beach State ParkCA13.2 mi. 
Robert E Woolley State ParkCA13.3 mi. 
James D Phelan Beach State ParkCA13.7 mi. 
Thornton Beach State ParkCA14.6 mi. 
Marin Headlands State ParkCA14.7 mi. 
Mills Estate ParkCA15.2 mi. 
Beach State ParkCA16.5 mi. 
Mount Diablo State ParkCA18.2 mi. 
McNee Ranch State ParkCA20.2 mi. 
Mount Tamalpais State ParkCA21.2 mi. 
Burleigh Murray Ranch State ParkCA23.1 mi. 
Samuel P Taylor State ParkCA31.5 mi. 
Portola State ParkCA35.7 mi. 
Loghry State ParkCA37.0 mi. 
Castle Rock State ParkCA37.7 mi. 
Butano State ParkCA37.8 mi. 
USS Hornet MuseumAlamedaCA(History)
Museum of WomanAlamedaCA(Multidisciplinary)
Oakland Museum of CaliforniaOaklandCA3.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Guide to San Francisco Bay Area CreeksOaklandCA3.1 mi.(Science)
Western Aerospace MuseumOaklandCA3.1 mi.(Technology)
Jewish-American Hall of Fame (Division of Magnes Museum)BerkeleyCA7.5 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Judah L. Magnes MuseumBerkeleyCA7.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Lawrence Hall of ScienceBerkeleyCA7.5 mi.(Science)
Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film ArchiveBerkeleyCA7.5 mi.(Art)
Museum of the City of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA9.7 mi.(History)
San Francisco Maritime National Historical ParkSan FranciscoCA9.7 mi.(History)
Fine Arts Museums of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA9.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
California Academy of SciencesSan FranciscoCA9.7 mi.(Science)
ExploratoriumSan FranciscoCA9.7 mi.(Science)
Weaving Art Museum and Research InstituteSan FranciscoCA9.7 mi.(Technology)
Yerba Buena Center for the ArtsSan FranciscoCA9.7 mi.(Art)
ZEUMSan FranciscoCA9.7 mi.(Children's)
Sun GalleryHaywardCA11.0 mi.(Art)
Lindsay Wildlife MuseumWalnut CreekCA13.7 mi.(Science)
Coyote Point Museum For Environmental EducationSan MateoCA14.7 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
The Oakland ZooOaklandCA3.1 mi.
San Francisco Zoological GardensSan FranciscoCA9.7 mi.
Steinhart AquariumSan FranciscoCA9.7 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA23.4 mi.
Happy Hollow Park and ZooSan JoseCA35.0 mi.
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA58.5 mi.
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA69.5 mi.
Monterey Bay AquariumMontereyCA82.7 mi.

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