Energetic, intellectual and diverse, Alameda County is located across the bay from San Francisco and has over 1.4 million residents. Just north of Alameda County is Contra Costa County. Together the two make up what is known locally as the East Bay. The majority of residents live in 14 cities and two unincorporated towns. The community is incredibly diverse from the academic world of UC Berkeley to the artistic communities of Oakland and Alameda. Continue on to the suburbs of Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin and discover a historic wine region as well as championship golf courses. Elegant restaurants line the vintage streets and special events entertain visitors throughout the year.
Tall, golden California hills divide the cities in Alameda County creating a micro climate of weather patterns. The weather is balmy and rarely does it dip below freezing. On summer days the fog will roll through the Golden Gate Bridge into Oakland and the weather will be cool even in the heat of August. Just a few miles over the hills lands you in swimming pool territory. But no matter where you find yourself, you are sure to discover and capture memorable moments and inspiring images.