Welcome to Alameda

Historical
One of the most visited attractions in Alameda, is the USS Hornet. Now a historical site and museum, the ship is significant because of its participation in both World War II and the space mission of Apollo II. Take a tour and inspect the different aspects of the carrier exhibit such as the island and the flight deck. Be marveled in the aircraft exhibit with the sights of the F-4J Phantom II from the Vietnam War and the F-14A Tomcat from the Gulf War as well as others. Don't miss out on the many photographs, memorabilia and artifacts from the Apollo exhibition.

At the Alameda Naval Air Museum, learn about the history of the Alameda Naval Air Station that formerly sheltered nuclear aircraft carriers in the 1990s. See archived documents, photographs and stories of World War II workers as well as artifacts, uniforms, safety equipment, aircraft models, photographs, awards, badges and more.

Nature
Spend the day at Robert Crown Memorial State Beach and enjoy the water activities like swimming, windsurfing and sailing as well as cycling and picnicking. Nearby the Crown Beach is Crab Cove, a nature area featuring a visitor center, an 800 gallon aquarium, several interactive exhibits and an outdoor ecosystem where adults and children alike can see and learn about the many species of marine life living in the Bay area. Walk about the shallow water pools and see clams, shrimp and fish in their natural habitat.

Arts and Culture
Catch a play or musical at the Altarena Playhouse. Admire various displays of fine arts, crafts and literary arts at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts such as glass, sculptures, textiles, photography, digital art, paintings, literary works and collages. Watch classical films at the prominent Alameda Theater located in the Park Street Historic District.

Golf
Golf lovers will delight in knowing that Alameda offers several courses such as the Chuck Corica Golf Complex that features two eighteen hole courses with scenic water obstacles. Also at the Chuck Corica complex is the nine hole Mif Albright Golf Course.

Family Fun
Knock down some pins at the AMF Southshore Lanes bowling lane, located by the beach. Adults and children alike can play all the pinball games they want at the Pacific Pinball Museum on Webster Street all while enjoying the various collections made from the earliest machines to the more modern.