Jack London Square, Oakland
The Bay Trail at Jack London Square is a network of promenades and trails that’s become both a culinary and entertainment destination with wonderful outdoor spaces to enjoy drinks and a meal. There’s also plenty of opportunities to shop and just wander around enjoying the activities on the Oakland Estuary. On Sundays, don’t miss the Farmer’s Market!
Crab Cove Visitor Center, Alameda
Crab Cove Visitor Center at Crown Memorial State Beach connects people with the local marine and shoreline life, as well as Alameda history. You can see Bay creatures in the 800-gallon aquarium system, use interactive stations to view microscopic animals, or get a worm’s view of the mudflats.
U.S.S. Hornet Museum, Alameda
Climb aboard the U.S.S. Hornet aircraft carrier, which successfully retrieved returning Apollo astronauts after the first moon landing. The U.S.S. Hornet Museum honors and explores the ship’s legacy and its role in naval aviation, the NASA Apollo moon missions, and several retired aircraft from World War II.
Tidewater Boating Center, Oakland
Explore the San Leandro Bay, the Oakland Estuary, or the open Bay, and enjoy wildlife viewing around Oakland’s diverse waterfront. San Leandro Bay offers a quiet paddle with opportunities to see shorebirds and harbor seals, and if you are lucky, leopard sharks and bat rays.