Where to go and where to stay
in Alameda County.
Visiting Alameda County
Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward,
Livermore, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, Union City.
Alameda County was incorporated on March 25th, 1853. However, its origins date back to
The county seat of Alameda County is Oakland.
Alameda, originally a peninsula
off of modern-day Oakland and part of Spanish settler Luis Peralta's vast Rancho San
Antonio, was founded as three separate settlements: Alameda, Hibbardsville, and Woodstock.
Albany prides itself on being a
safe, community-oriented city, with strong services and programs for youth, families and
Berkeley is a
city with a small population and a big reputation. In California alone, there are more
than 30 cities bigger than Berkeley. In Alameda County, Berkeley is ranked fourth in
population behind Oakland, Fremont, and Hayward.
Set on sparkling San Francisco Bay, Berkeley is a city of diverse districts and great
discoveries, where visitors come for the culture, stay for the food, and depart with their
imaginations, taste buds and memories fully engaged. Find out more at the Berkeley
Convention and Visitors Bureau - 2030 Addison St.
Dublin has a rich history dating
back to 1772 when Pedro Fages led an expedition of 16 mounted men on a journey in search
of a land route to Drake's Bay, which at that time was called San Francisco Bay. Their
return journey brought them through the Amador Valley.
The Tri-Valley region of California is comprised of the town of Danville and the cities of
Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and its three valleys (Amador, Livermore and San
Ramon). Located just 33 miles east of San Francisco and 27 miles north of San Jose, few
places are as authentic, charming and unspoiled as Tri-Valley.
Emeryville lies on the
east shore of San Francisco Bay between Oakland and Berkeley, directly opposite the Golden
Gate and San Francisco.
Fremont is the fourth most
populous city in the Bay Area and California's 15th largest city.
Think Silicon Valley:
Fremont is home to a broad variety of innovative firms including over 1,200 high tech,
life science, and clean technology firms.
Hayward's central location makes it an economical base for Bay
Area tourists and commuters, while its panoramic views of the Bay make it worth a side
trip for visitors; although the shoreline is mostly filled with warehouses and marshland
and the city centre is somewhat run down.
Hayward, the sixth largest
city in the San Francisco Bay Area, is one of the larger suburbs of Oakland.
The City has implemented a free Wi-Fi network 'Hot Spot' for the
Downtown area; with best reception to be found at the Main Hayward Public Library.
Hayward Area Historical
Preserving the heritage of Eden Township; an area encompassing Hayward, Castro Valley, San
Lorenzo, Cherryland, Ashland, Mt. Eden and Fairview.
Hayward Executive Airport
Located in the Heart of the Bay, Hayward
Executive Airport (HWD) serves the transportation needs of local businesses and
residents, and it is a convenient gateway for visitors arriving by general aviation
Hayward Hotel Accommodation
Mainstay Suites Hayward: 835 West A Street.
The Mainstay Suites offers 47 beautifully decorated extended stay suite rooms, all with
comfortable beds, full kitchens, great features, and a wide range of extra amenities.
Enjoy complimentary high-speed Internet access, convenient work desks and complimentary
California's oldest wine region, framed by award-winning wineries, farm lands and ranches
that mirror the valley's western heritage.
Livermore Valley Wine Country:
Spanish missionaries planted the first grapes here in the 1760s. Robert Livermore later
established the first commercial vines, in the 1840s; and Livermore Valley went on to win
America's first international gold medal for wine, at the 1889 Paris Exposition.
Founded in 1852, many of the attributes that make Oakland, California
a great place to live, also make the city a great place to visit.
Discover Oakland's captivating mix of modern and historic. The city has an abundance of
intriguing, enlightening, and just plain fun things to see and do for people of all ages
Piedmont is a charter city
of approximately 11,000 residents located in the beautiful Oakland Hills, overlooking the
San Francisco Bay.
Pleasanton was chosen
as the background for the movie, 'Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm', and became the location for
further films because of its historic downtown and rural environs, eventually becoming
known as the 'Hollywood of the North'.
Alameda County Fair:
Alameda County Fairgrounds is home to the annual mid-summer Alameda County Fair. The
Fairgrounds also features many shows and attractions throughout the year, including
Satellite Horse Race Wagering as well as live races.
The pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined streets offer a vibrant blend of parks and historic
buildings, specialty shops and service businesses, fine dining and coffee shops.
Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce:
The Pleasanton Chamber Office is located at 777 Peters Avenue.
San Leandro became famous
during the late 1800s and early 1900s for delicious cherries; holding its first cherry
festival in 1909, to celebrate the abundant cherry harvest. In 2010, the Cherry Festival
was cancelled due to budget reductions.
San Leandro Chamber of
San Leandro is a friendly and diverse city with a colourful heritage and numerous cultural
amenities including a 450-berth marina, two golf courses and a large community library
in San Leandro.
Union City is located in
the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, at the northern end of Silicon Valley.
in Union City.
Created in 1964, when the Alameda Flood Control and Water Conservation
District dammed San Lorenzo Creek, the clear blue waters of the Don Castro swim lagoon are
a favourite with central Alameda County residents.
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