Sightseeing in San Francisco

Planning a trip to visit us? The Marina Inn on San Francisco Bay offers access to a number of local Bay Area attractions including Fisherman's Wharf and Marina Park! Please see below for more information. Contact our staff if you have any questions or need help planning a day trip!

Marina Park

Marina Park borders the beautiful San Francisco Bay, and is only a short walk away from our San Leandro hotel. The 30 acre regional park is equipped with barbeque facilities, private picnic areas, playground, bicycle paths, and a mile-long fitness trail. Large group picnic areas are available for rental from April 1 thru October 31. Picnic area reservations can be submitted to the Recreation and Human Services Department, located at the City Hall South Offices (835 E.14th Street), or at the Marina Community Center, located at 15301 Wicks Blvd. For more information, call (510) 577-3462.

Oakland McAfee Coliseum / Oracle Arena

The Oakland McAfee Coliseum and Oakland Oracle Arena are home to the Oakland A's, the Oakland Raiders, and the Golden State Warriors. Both venues host a variety of events for the whole family to enjoy! Concerts, Sporting Events, Ringling Bros. and Barnum &Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice, and much more! The Coliseum and Arena are only 10 minutes from the San Leandro Marina Inn, and are easily accessible through the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system.(5.2 miles)

Jack London Square

Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland, CA - (866) 295-9853, (510) 814-6000
This busy site at the water's edge has dining, entertainment, shopping, and more than a few spots for daydreaming. (10.6 miles)

Fisherman's Wharf

San Francisco, CA - Check website for directions and contact information.
Best known for being the location of Pier 39, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, the Cannery Shopping Center, Ghirardelli Square, a Ripley's Believe it or Not museum, a Wax Museum, an aquarium on the bay and home to many restaurants serving amazingly fresh seafood and bread bowls. (22.8 miles)

Camron Stanford House

1418 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA - (510) 444-1876
See period rooms and restoration exhibits at this Victorian on Lake Merritt. Wed. 11 am-4 pm, Sun. 1-5 pm, and by appt. (10.5 miles)

Dunsmuir Historic Estate

2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, CA - (510) 615-5555
Explore the mansion and its historic carriage house. Self-guided grounds tours Feb.-Oct.: Tues.-Fri. 10 am -4 pm. Mansion tours April-Sept.: Wed. 11 am - Noon. (6.3 miles)

USS Potomac

540 Water Street, Oakland, CA - (510) 627-1215
Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidential yacht is one of the few floating museums in the country. The restored 165-foot vessel, a national historic landmark, is a memorial to FDR and his accomplishments. (8.2 miles)

Tour Lines and Cruises

  • The Gray Line
  • Blue & Gold Fleet Cruises
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