Oakland, across the bay from San Francisco, is no longer seen as the ugly step-sister. It’s becoming revitalized, and has so many new and wonderful restaurants, and some nice looking Victorians. I took these photos from our hotel room that is in the midst of the downtown area.
The architecture here is so much like that found in San Francisco. I don’t know if these are old buildings that have been restored, or if they are new.
I need to go back and do a little more research. I didn’t have the time during this visit.