What to do and see in San Leandro, United States: The Best Places and Tips

March 6, 2018 Misti Hsu

San Leandro is a suburban city in Alameda County, California, United States. It is located on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, between Oakland to the northwest and Hayward to the southeast.
Restaurants in San Leandro

1. Black Sheep Bike Rental

900 Doolittle Dr, Suite 2B, San Leandro, CA 94577-1029 +1 866-647-4337
Excellent
96%
Good
2%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 141 reviews

Black Sheep Bike Rental

Black Sheep Adventures (formerly UDC) offers pro-level carbon road bikes, aluminum road bikes, hybrids and mountain bikes for rent in the San Francisco Bay Area. We deliver to San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Palo Alto and to any other other city within 50 miles from our location near Oakland International Airport.

Reviewed By ifjewel - Flagstaff, AZ

Customer service is their focus and UDC bikes knows their customers. I've rented twice from them and have been really surprised by how much they value their customers and want to make every experience the best.Thanks, we're glad you value our service and took the time to share such a glowing review with everyone! Hope to serve you again!

2. Redwood Regional Park

7867 Redwood Rd, Oakland, CA 94619-2435 +1 888-327-2757
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 315 reviews

Redwood Regional Park

Reviewed By STLL7 - Oakland, California

For anyone who lives in the East Bay the Redwood Regional Park provides an amazing escape to nature. Beautiful redwoods, views, variety of vegetation and lots of opportunities for a picnic. Be mindful of racing bikes on some of the trails that allow bikes, it can be a bit much on the weekends!

3. Hayward Japanese Gardens

22373 N 3rd St, Hayward, CA 94546-6969 +1 510-881-6700
Excellent
67%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Hayward Japanese Gardens

Reviewed By Patricia G

Great place to slow down and enjoy nature. The garden is beautiful. It is obviously loved by those that maintain it . Not only is there beautiful trees the pond is also full of life!

4. Anthony Chabot Regional Park

9999 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546 +1 888-327-2757
Excellent
72%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Anthony Chabot Regional Park

Reviewed By Susan P - Alameda, California

I've lived in the EB since 1990, and love to camp. Why haven't I stayed here before? Who knows, but I'm so glad a friend set up a weekend away for some friends here. This is a top notch campground, well run, mellow, with great facilities and nice hiking trails right out your door. One blessing is that they do a great job of keeping poison oak out of the campground area - for those of us severely allergic, this means we can relax a bit. Staff is great, bathrooms clean, free hot showers, campsites nice and spread out (compared to many NorCal campgrounds).

Be aware that it is an urban camping experience. You will hear planes taking off, and BART trains, and other urban noises. But up high in the eucalyptus grove, early in the morning, you'll also hear owls and coyotes. Enjoy.

5. Oakland Museum of California

1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607-4820 +1 510-318-8400
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 611 reviews

Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California provides unique collections, exhibitions and educational opportunities designed to generate a broader and deeper understanding of and interest in California's environment, history, art and people. Museum programs are responsive, accessible and meaningful to the public, including school children, teachers, scholars, the immediate Oakland community, and an increasingly diverse California population.

Reviewed By KitaTravels - Atlanta, Georgia

I thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to Oakland Museum on 10/30 during a birthday trip to the Bay area. We checked out the Black Panther exhibit, which was informative and insightful. I particularly enjoyed the fact that the exhibit was curated in a way that was inclusive and demonstrated a bit of Oakland pride.

The exhibit was interactive and thought provoking -- featuring multi-media pieces that gave you a in-depth, behind-the-scenes view into the Black Panther movement. There were several opportunities throughout the exhibit for the view to express their feelings and interact with the artwork and environment.

The staff were very friendly and helpful. I would visit this museum again for other exhibits whenever I'm in the area.

6. Golden Tee Golfland

2533 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley, CA 94546-5407 +1 510-537-2168
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Golden Tee Golfland

Reviewed By Dragonfly972 - Castro Valley, California

This is a Castro Valley icon... Been here for-e-ver... What I like is how friendly the staff is, and the fact that the place is pretty well kept (considering it's actual age). They have some arcade games inside, but the two 18 hole courses are the fun draw for the family. They have family packages that can save you a couple bucks, as well as a discount in the evenings. Good fun...

7. Marina Park

Monarch Bay Drive, San Leandro, CA 94577
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Marina Park

Reviewed By crighten - San Leandro, California

Needed time to regain perspective on life so we drove to the Marina to look at the water and unwind. We are grateful that we live in a town that had such a beautiful park with areas for,walking,picnicking, children's play, and bike riding.

8. San Francisco Bay Ferry

Near 10 Clay St, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607 +1 415-705-8291
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 196 reviews

San Francisco Bay Ferry

Reviewed By Jerry O - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tickets are about 7. Of the 5 times using it it was never on time, once almost!
Takes about 30 to 40 minutes depending on where youre going.
Snacks and drinks available on board.
Wifi can be slow but free.
Discounts available when commuting.
Offers some good views of the city.

9. Ghirardelli Chocolate

1111 139th Ave, San Leandro, CA 94578-2616 +1 510-346-3146
Excellent
58%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Ghirardelli Chocolate

Reviewed By Mary C - Queens, New York

My family and I walked through Ghirardelli Square and went into check out the chocolates. As we entered, we were each given a piece of chocolate to sample. Lots of variety and different boxes of chocolates to purchase.

10. Drake's Brewing Company

1933 Davis St, Building 177, San Leandro, CA 94577-1260 +1 510-568-2739
Excellent
60%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Drake's Brewing Company

Reviewed By Jeru02

Drake's Brewing in San Leandro is not a restuarant like their Oakland location, it's a brewery with a food truck and snacks.

They have great indoor and outdoor seating options, and their staff is always super friendly. Parking can be a bit difficult on busy days/weekends.

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