Alameda, which lends its name to a large county in the East Bay, is itself an elusive island, to which most non-residents don’t give much thought. But just across the Bay from San Francisco, this small, cozy enclave is…

Park Street Alameda, CA 94501 shopparkstreet.com Description A stroll down Park Street still gives one the sensation of being transplanted to the Main Street of historic small-town America. It was (not surprisingly) public transportation that spawned this lovely lane. With the late-19th-century…

St George Spirits 2601 Monarch Street Alameda, Ca 94501 stgeorgespirits.com Description Absinthe. The brooding drink conjures romance, and Hemingway, and insanity. And now you can taste it—at the first decriminalized production site in the U.S. Located in a former…

Antiques Faire 2900 Navy Way Alameda, Ca 94501 alamedapointantiquesfaire.com Description On the first Sunday of each month, the stark runways of the former Alameda Point Naval Air Station come alive with more than 800 booths selling fantastic vintage treasures….

Alameda Theatre and Cineplex 2317 Central Avenue Alameda, Ca 94501 (510) 796- FILM (3456) alamedatheatres.com Description The 1932 grand opening of this spectacular Art Deco movie palace was an opulent affair, replete with the California governor, a searchlight-illuminated sky,…

samtrans.com Meet Sam(Trans), your chauffeur of sorts to destinations from Half Moon Bay to Palo Alto. The San Mateo County Transit District (which is also responsible for Caltrain) operates this great system of buses connecting San Francisco to destinations…