The aircraft carrier USS Hornet is a national treasure, having participated in two of the greatest events of the 20th century — World War II and the Apollo 11 manned space mission when the first humans in the history of mankind set foot upon the moon.
In October 1998, the ship was opened to the public as a museum moored at the former Naval Air Station Alameda (currently known as Alameda Point) on San Francisco Bay. She is a registered State and National Historic Landmark and is not funded by any governmental agency.
The USS Hornet Museum is a timeless memorial to those who defended our American values and to those who have pursued America’s technological advancements. Learn More
Crown Beach is operated by the Park District under a cooperative agreement with the State of California and City of Alameda. It is named in memory of State Assemblyman Robert W. Crown, who had campaigned for its preservation as public parkland.
In 2013, a $5.7 million project that pumped 82,600 cubic yards of sand restored the beach and dune system to its 1987 footprint. Learn More
Established 15 February 2012, Base Alameda provides a wide variety of services in direct support of Coast Guard activities throughout the West Coast. Base Alameda departments are Procurement and Contracting, Comptroller/Base Operations, Health Services and Work Life, Personnel Support, Facilities Engineering. ESU and NESU Alameda were decommissioned on 17 May 2013. C4IT and Naval Engineering are now departments in Base Alameda. Personnel Support includes the management of approx 700 CG-owned Housing units, transportation of household goods, the Child Development Center (CDC), Morale, Recreation and Welfare (MWR), and personnel support services. Facilities maintenance is provided to all tenant commands and detached units on Coast Guard Island Alameda, and industrial support is provided throughout the West Coast. Learn More
Oakland's Chinatown is frequently referred to as "Oakland Chinatown" in order to distinguish it from nearby San Francisco's Chinatown. It is a pan-Asian neighborhood which reflects Oakland's diverse Asian community of Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, Japanese, Cambodian, Laotian, Mien, Thai, and others.
Oakland's Chinatown is one of the most fun and authentic of the American Chinatowns. It is quite safe. It is not a line of t-shirt and postcard shops like much of other Chinatowns. Learn More
Experience the natural beauty of Oakland’s waterfront jewel, Jack London Square. Discover innovative dining opportunities or return to well-loved favorites.
Enjoy expansive lawns, picturesque piers and sun-drenched walking paths. Shop in some of Oakland’s unique local boutiques. Steps from downtown, but a world away.
Oracle Arena (originally Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, formerly The Arena in Oakland and Oakland Arena and commonly Oakland Coliseum Arena) is an indoor arena in Oakland, California, located in the Coliseum Industrial area.
It was originally constructed as the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena (part of the combined complex that includes the multipurpose outdoor stadium now known as O.co Coliseum) in 1966. It is the home of the Golden State Warriors. Learn More
UC Berkeley has emerged as the greenest campus in the world. The University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as UC Berkeley; Berkeley; California; or simply Cal) is a public research university located in Berkeley, California.
The university occupies 1,232 acres (499 ha) on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay with the central campus resting on 178 acres (72 ha). Berkeley is the flagship institution of the 10 campus University of California system and one of only two UC campuses operating on a semester calendar, the other being UC Merced. Learn More
San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural center and a leading financial hub of the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California.
San Francisco is a popular tourist destination, known for its cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former prison on Alcatraz Island, and its Chinatown district.
San Francisco is also the headquarters of five major banking institutions and various other companies such as Gap Inc., Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Yelp, Pinterest, Twitter, Uber, Mozilla and Craigslist. Learn More