Connected by the Bay Bridge, Alameda County is directly east of San Francisco. Bordered on the west by the Bay and to the east by the Berkeley Hills, the East Bay, as it is locally known, boasts of a temperate climate, sunnier than San Francisco's while still cool enough to enjoy the sports and recreation the area has to offer.
Local and professional sports teams, including UC Berkeley's Bears, the Oakland A's and Raiders, make the East Bay ideal for spectator fans. Tilden Park and the waterfront offer miles of trails for hiking, biking, and jogging. Music lovers will find that the East Bay offers intimate settings for amazing Folk, Jazz, and Blues musicians.
From the thriving local arts scenes, to quaint shopping districts or convenient megastores, the East Bay reflects the diversity and creativity of the Bay Area.