Things to do Race Weekend

Whether you are headed to the Island to race, volunteer, or just spectating, Alameda has a lot to offer. From the early days of Neptune Beach, to the more recent additions of numerous parks, running trails, and beach access, Alameda is a vibrant town known for its great climate and healthy outdoor lifestyle.

Dining Out

American Oak 2319 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 521-5862 http://www.americanoakalameda.com/
Yellow Tail Japanese Bistro 1332 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 521-3298 http://yellowtailbistroalameda.com/
Kamakura Japanese Restaurant 2549 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 521-9121 www.kamakurarestaurant.com/
1400 Bar and Grill 1400 Webster St, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 263-9651 http://www.1400barandgrill.com/
East End Pizza 1650 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 263-9630 http://www.eastendalameda.com/
Trabocco Kitchen and Cocktails 2213 S Shore Center, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 521-1152 http://trabocco.com/
Dragon Rouge (waterfront dining) 2337 Blanding Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 521-1800 http://dragonrougerestaurant.com/
Calafia taqueria 1445 Webster St, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 522-2996 http://calafiataqueria.com/
La Penca Azul 1440 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 769-9110 http://www.lapencaazul.com/
Side Street Pho 2304 Encinal Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 808-5298 http://www.sidestreetpho.com/
Pasta Pelican (waterfront dining) 2455 Mariner Square Dr, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 864-7427 http://www.pastapelican.com/
Spin Neapolitan Pizza 2670 5th St, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 769-7492 http://www.spinpizza.com/
Little House Café 2300 Blanding Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 864-4044 http://littlehousecafe.com/wordpress/
Wescafe 1518 Webster St, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 522-1700 https://wescafealameda.com/

 

Beer & Wine

Rock Wall Winery 2301 Monarch St #300, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 522-5700 http://www.rockwallwines.com/
Building 43 Winery 2440 Monarch St, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 263-0399 http://www.building43winery.com/
Alameda Wine Company 2315 Central Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone:(510) 523-9463 http://alamedawineco.com/
Wine and Waffles 1505 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 523-2301
Faction Brewery 2501 Monarch St, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 523-2739 http://factionbrewing.com/
Alameda Island Brewing Co. 1716 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 217-8885 http://alamedaislandbrewingcompany.com/
McGees Bar and Grill 1645 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 522-3470 http://www.mcgeesbarandgrill.com/

 

Outdoor Activities

You can rent bikes from Pedal Beach http://www.pedalbeach.com/ and ride around the island, or learn to windsurf from https://boardsportscalifornia.com/ at one of the best spots in the bay area located at the Crown Beach kite shack.

Historic Site Seeing

If you are looking for indoor fun, you can catch a movie at the historic Alameda Movie Theatre http://www.alamedatheatres.com/ play some old fashioned pinball or arcade games on the West end of town at Pinball museum http://pacificpinball.org/ or take a tour of the WWII Museum USS Hornet https://www.uss-hornet.org/.

Shopping & Entertainment

Alameda has something for everybody. So come and Run the Island, then stick around and take in the great views and amenities. Learn more at https://alamedaca.gov/visitors

The most recent addition to the Island is Alameda landing http://alamedalanding.com/. Also located on the west end and part of the half marathon course, Alameda Landing is anchored by Safeway on one side, and Target on the other, with  Orangetheory fitness and numerous other restaurants and retailers in between.

The Park st Business district on the east end http://downtownalameda.com/ has some great shopping, restaurants and professional services.

If you choose to stay on the West end, which is closer to the event venue, the Webster street business district has some wonderful eating and shopping as well. You can get a complete list of those merchants from their website http://westalamedabusiness.com/.