Comfort Inn & Suites
8452 Edes Ave.
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: (510) 568-1500
Fax: (510) 430-8360
The construction of the vintage Peralata Home dates back to 1860s eras and the home structuring finely exemplifies the Spanish Colonial style of architecture. The house was basically built for Ignacio Peralata and the site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Casa Peralta is a beautiful home in San Leandro. It was refurbished to resemble a Spanish-style estate replete with hand-painted ceramic tiles that were shipped from Spain. Take a free guided tour of the house museum and grounds to admire this landmark. The grounds are also available for hire for weddings and social functions.
The Oakland Zoo is home to more than 440 exotic and domestic birds, mammals, marsupials, and reptiles. Some of its attractions include a park with picnic facilities, an educational wildlife theater, a children's petting zoo, a carousel, a chair lift ride, and a miniature train. The zoo also offers group tours and a lecture series for adults in the spring.
Ale Industries started out as a small-time craft brewery in Concord, CA, however, it soon grew popular and eventually had to move into a bigger brewing space, on 10th Street in Oakland. Offering refreshing draft beers, that are now brewed on site, the place churns is equipped to produce around 20,000 barrels of beer every year! Covering an area of over 6000 square feet (560 square meters), the Fruitvale establishment also includes a taproom which can host up to 100 visitors. Open for tours between Fridays to Sundays, Ale Industries serves brews created without any use of fossil fuels, definitely worth a decko.
The distinguished First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Building is a significant church structure and occupies immense monumental value. It is situated at Alameda in California. The esteemed church site was constructed in 1904. The ancient church is aesthetically built and encompasses 0.1 acre (0.040 hectares) of land area. It is a fine model of the Renaissance and the Classical Revival style of architecture. Boasting of a marvelous history, the church site is also listed on the National Register of Historic places.
People of all religious beliefs have been known to visit here because of its magnificent views and lovely architecture. It is one of the most beautiful churches in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 82,417 square-foot, 170 foot-tall temple was built in the early 1960s and can be seen from many scenic points across the Bay Area. The temple features a visitor's center that offers exhibits and interactive presentations on religious topics. It also features a family history center that offers geneaology services and over 21 million microfilms available. The temple remains open to the public Tuesday through Saturday.
Built in 1921 in the Lincoln Highlands, the Cathedral of the Ascension was the Bay Area's first Greek Orthodox Church. To meet the growing needs of the community, new facilities were created in 1960. Since then, the church has maintained an active calendar of services, ministries, organizations, as well as hosting the always-anticipated May Greek Festival. Visit the website for a comprehensive list of church services and other events.
Classrooms, camp groups, and children's clubs from around the Bay Area take trips here to learn all the roles of the marine and estuarine ecosystems and the importance of their preservation. It is located in a lush green park on the beach in the Island City of Alameda. In addition to museum-like marine wildlife displays, some interactive, the center offers the Old Wharf Classroom, where guests enjoy presentations on topics such as shoreline wildlife and the food chains of the San Francisco Bay.
Splash Pad Park is located in the Grand Lake area and is a popular space for enjoying Oakland's beautiful weather and community. The park is the home of the Grand Lake Farmer's Market every Saturday throughout the year, will dozens of stalls full of farm fresh produce, flowers, artisanal food products and food trucks. When this highly popular event isn't happening, the park is a popular place for people to gather or people watch on the grassy knoll across the street from the historic Grand Lake Theater. The clean, pet-friendly park also has a fountain that is popular for a little splashing on hot days.
In this concrete jungle, Kathy Shaner and her team brings to us her research about the most conventional bonsai trees. These hidden gems across the world are few and Kathy encourages their preservation, care and understanding through her educational workshops and programs. This Japanese styled garden and museum also showcases a huge variety of age old trees and stones and their origins. A definite must visit spot! To know more about their events and programs, check out their website or call ahead.
Located just west of Lake Merritt sits Oakland's Chinatown. Oakland's Chinatown is one of the oldest in the nation, dating back to the mid-19th Century. Although it is lacking in the formal entry gate that many Chinatown's are known for, Oakland's version has some interesting and unique features such as bilingual street signs and diagonal crosswalks, making for a street-crossing frenzy during crowded times. Chinatown is also home to many of the city's best Asian restaurants, not just Chinese but also Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Japanese and more. Chinatown is also host to several celebrations throughout the year including Chinese New Year and annual Dragon Boat races.
This is a 10-acre outdoor park in Oakland's Lakeside Park at Lake Merritt that features larger-than-life displays, rides, and entertainment inspired by children's literature. For over 50 years Bay Area families have turned here for wholesome family fun, and Walt Disney even got the idea for Disneyland from Fairyland. Enjoy a restored old-fashioned carousel, puppet shows, the Johnny Appleseed Cafe, and all your favorite childhood literary characters from Alice In Wonderland to the Swiss Family Robinson. It is highly recommended that you buy the "magic key"($2) that activates the narration of most displays. Please keep in mind visitors are not allowed entry without a child accompanying them.