Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit
Because of its
geographic isolation—an island just off Oakland, in San Francisco Bay—and a strict 25 mph speed limit, life here hums at a slow pace. The town is
filled with large Victorian homes, pristine beaches, and wonderful views of the
San Francisco Bay Bridge. Dozens of niche restaurants and shops—as well as the
beautifully restored Alameda Theatre—are located along Park Street.
See: Try your hand at a game of Mystic Marvel
or Daisy May, just two of the classic pinball games found at the nostalgic Pacific
Taste: Bay Area residents know all about Forbidden
Island and its fresh spin on the classic 1960s tiki bar. Ask one of the
smart (and proudly tattooed) mixologists for a China Clipper, a concoction of
five secret spices, fresh lemon juice, and rum.