uss-hornet.org When you visit our hotel, you have convenient access to attractions from Oakland to San Francisco. The USS Hornet Museum, a popular historic site, attracts crowds for both business events and family-friendly visits. Check out all this aircraft carrier has to offer, including an interactive experience simulating life out in space. The box office numbers for the film “Gravity” prove that astronauts and all things extraterrestrial captivate crowds. For a hands-on experience that’s out of this world, try the NASA Flight Simulator. From the ship, sightseers have stunning views of the San Francisco Bay from the flight deck. Depending on the entertainment schedule, you may be able to catch a fireworks show in clear sight of the Bay Bridge. As one of the few World War II veteran ships on the West Coast, you can navigate inside and find a wealth of fascinating facts. This ship served in both World War II and the Cold War, saved from the scrapyard to create a unique attraction in Alameda. Plan to spend a full day at this destination, as you can traverse the ship for hours at a time. Dedicated volunteers and docents are knowledgeable and help ensure guests have a great experience. You can roam around the ship that’s seen several decades of milestone events, down to our nation’s significant most historical moments. It’s definitely not every day, for example, that you can learn more about US naval history from the ship that picked up the first men to ever walk on the moon. From authentic WW2 aircraft exhibits to the living ship Saturdays, the experience is sure to be both entertaining and educational for all ages.