Hotel Mira Vista Blogs

July 15, 2018

Go Seaside And Science!

If you are staying in El Cerrito and looking for things in the area to explore, check out Jack London Square and the Exploratorium. 

Jack London Square is a vibrant destination in Oakland, named after the author who penned The Call of The Wild and situated along the scenic Oakland/Alameda estuary and brings together dining, retail, recreation, and exciting events all year long. From fun-filled summer night markets and outdoor ...

June 15, 2018

A Day in Berkeley, CA

Berkeley, CA is known for being a city of great influence and exceptional attractions. Home to the University of California Berkeley, one of the more renowned universities in the state, this city is both educationally and historically inclined, making it a fantastic city to vacation for anyone interested in learning in general. A day in Berkeley, CA can be filled with an endless number of attractions to frequent, whether that include: museums, parks, or eateries. Listed below are the faciliti...

April 15, 2018

Explore Marina Bay Trail

About the Richmond Marina Bay Trail

The San Francisco Bay Trail outlines the Marina Bay offering visitors a scenic hike, and an opportunity to expand your knowledge of the area.  The trail is ideal for all skill levels, and passes by iconic landmarks like the Ford Assembly building, which was built in 1930 by the Richmond Ford Motor Company. It was the largest assembly plant on the entirety of the west coast. ...

March 15, 2018

Family Trip to Berkeley

Home to the University of California, Berkeley, the oldest university in California, the city of Berkeley is known for its vast educational opportunities and while investing time and care into preserving the environment. Also known for the quality of its food, Berkeley is recognized for having many distinguished restaurants and a large mix of culinary tastes. The city of Berkeley is known globally for its academic success, scientific research and discoveries, embracing its freedom of speech, ...

February 15, 2018

Hotel Mira Vista – Oakland A’s Baseball

Oakland Athletics or Oakland A’s, commonly referred to as just A’s. The A’s are a professional Major League team and a member of the West division of the American League. The team is based in the city of Oakland in California. Its home ground is the Oakland Coliseum, officially known as Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum. The A’s have been World Series champions nine times, which places the team at the third spot for the most wins among the teams presently partaking...

December 15, 2017

Hotel Mira Vista – Explore the UC Botanical Garden

Berkeley, California is best known for its rich University history, but there is an abundance of shops, parks with hiking and bicycle trails, gorgeous views of the ocean, bridges and surrounding cities, such as San Francisco and Oakland. Berkeley is a great location for technology lovers and nature enthusiasts alike. During your stay, be sure to stop by the UC Botanical Garden on the UC Berkeley campus.

UC Botanical Garden

Established in 1890 by E. L. Greene, ...

November 15, 2017

Explore The Old Berkeley Pier

Among the tourist attractions around the San Francisco Bay, one that is overlooked is the Old Berkeley Pier. The Berkeley Pier is one of the longest piers in California and is steeped in Bay Area history.

Explore the Old Berkeley Pier

The Berkeley Pier was originally constructed in 1926 by the Golden Gate Ferry Company. Then the pier extended 3.5 miles and was used to ferry cars across the bay to San Francisco. When ferries lost popularity due to the Bay Bridg...

October 15, 2017

Hotel Mira Vista – Enjoy your day at Arlington Park in El Cerrito

If you are visiting El Cerrito and staying at Hotel Mira Vista with children, we recommend that you pay a visit to the nearby Arlington Park. Arlington Park is located at 1120 Arlington Boulevard in El Cerrito. Open from 5 AM to 8 PM daily, this public park offers 5.2 acres of fun for families visiting El Cerrito and Berkeley.

About Arlington Park

Arlington Park features many facilities to make for hours of outdoor entertainment. The Park has 3 tennis courts, ...