Oct 19 2015

USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier: Haunted Hornet

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USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier: Haunted Hornet

What is the Haunted Hornet?
-The Haunted Hornet is a high impact, actor driven haunted attraction located on board the Historic aircraft carrier USS Hornet. 
After being decommissioned in 1970, the USS Hornet aircraft carrier was used to house a secret research facility specializing in deep sea research and Bermuda Triangle phenomena. Undergoing secret and extreme retrofitting, the ship and its crew set out to document what they find. While out at sea, the crew were involved in the discovery of an unexplained occurrence which began to affect the entire team and the ship. Immediately after, the program was cancelled, items locked into storage and the ship was returned to Puget Sound for final mothballing. 
Now 45 years later, we are finally able to access these secret parts of the ship…

What was the aircraft carrier USS Hornet?
– The aircraft carrier USS Hornet is a national treasure, having participated in two of the greatest events of the 20th century — World War II and the Apollo 11 manned space mission when the first humans in the history of mankind set foot upon the moon. The Hornet was decommissioned on the 26th of June 1970.
In October 1998, the ship was opened to the public as a museum moored at the former Naval Air Station Alameda (currently known as Alameda Point) on San Francisco Bay. She is a registered State and National Historic Landmark and is not funded by any governmental agency.

Website: http://scarecopro.com/

Location:
On board the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier
USS Hornet Museum
707 West Hornet Ave. Alameda, CA 94501

Schedule:
October 2nd – October 30th & November 1st 2015
Hours:
Thursdays & Sundays – 7pm-11pm
Fridays & Saturdays – 7pm-12am

HALLOWEEN 10/31/2015:
Monster Bash – Limited Hours; Must have ticket to Monster Bash Event for access to the Haunted Attraction

CLOSED MONDAYS-WEDNESDAYS

Tickets: $40 ($38 + $2 Historical Preservation Fee). 

(Online tickets can be used on any night with the exception of Halloween 10/31)

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Oct 12 2015

Jack London Square Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival

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Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival

Sunday, October 25  |  11:00am – 5:00pm

55 Harrison Street
This modern makers festival features more than 140 local artists, crafters and designers showcasing a variety of handmade goods including clothing, art, paper goods, accessories, house-wares and more. Free to attend, enjoy an afternoon of shopping, music and free DIY crafting stations, as well as enjoy a selection of artisan food vendors. www.patchworkshow.com.

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Sep 21 2015

Oakland, California’s Drink and Food Scene – Video

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Awesome video discovered on the Visit Oakland YouTube channel… “Oakland’s food and drink scene is on the rise because of the love and care that goes into every glass and on to every plate”. This video is a great way to get ideas on where to visit and explore. Grab a friend and a beer and visit soon!

https://youtu.be/qHeBorqg0xg

 

 

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Sep 07 2015

Oakland California Named One of Top Ten Best Local Food Scenes of 2015

Oakland California Named One of Top Ten Best Local Food Scenes of 2015

PRESS RELEASE
August 21, 2015

Oakland Ranks 7th Best Food Destination in Nation, Only City on West Coast, according to USA Today

USA Today has named Oakland, California one of their “10Best Local Food Scenes” in the United States for 2015. The list is voted upon by readers of USA Today and 10Best.com, the paper’s online travel guide. Oakland lands at the number seven spot.

Oakland has been a trending culinary destination with the rise of new restaurants and chefs bringing their talents to the East Bay. Oakland’s diversity allows diners to enjoy a variety of food options throughout many of Oakland’s neighborhoods. The city’s Oakland Restaurant Week has been celebrated as one of the best in the Bay Area for its inclusion of menus from all regions, tastes, and neighborhoods.

Supplementing the restaurant scene is the Oakland Urban Wine Trail that brings the best of wine country with the city’s urban landscape.

“We are so proud to be recognized as one of the most delicious and unique food scenes in the country,” says Alison Best, President & CEO of Visit Oakland. “Local foodies consistently choose Oakland as the best city to eat in Bay Area and we’re happy to spread the word to the rest of the nation.”

Among the other top six food destinations include Asheville (NC), Raleigh (NC), Providence, Nashville, Louisville, and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Oakland beat out New Orleans, Portland (ME) and Charleston (SC). The list was voted upon by popular vote from 20 nominees compiled by culinary experts. Other nominated Bay Area destinations included Napa and San Francisco but Oakland is the only city represented on the West Coast, and only city in the Bay Area to make the list.

 

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Aug 27 2015

Katie Morell – an article on how to spend your time in Oakland, CA

Katie Morell - an article on how to spend your time in Oakland, CA

What a great article by Katie Morell on how to spend your time in Oakland! Filled with numerous highlights, this two-day hourly recap is a great read. Her reference to our Hotel in Oakland CA is very appreciated!

Jack London Square Lodging

Titled “How to Spend 50 Amazing Hours in Oakland”, Katie starts out recommending The Inn at Jack London Square for the perfect hotel to book your stay for a Hotel in Oakland CA, located in the historic neighborhood of Oakland: Jack London Square.

She goes on to describe great places to visit, food to eat and really gives her readers a yearning to visit and discover all the wonders of Oakland, California. She describes the location as “A diverse and ever-changing city with a mix of eclectic neighborhoods, award-winning restaurants, and exciting attractions.”

Thank you Katie Morell, your article is perfect for visitors looking for a hotel in Oakland CA. You can read Katie Morell‘s original and entire article on 7×7.com here.

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