Oakland Vacations

United States
Oakland, named, appropriately, for its oak trees, is one of the Bay Area ’s larger cities. Home to actors and writers from Gertrude Stein to Mark Hamill, it is also one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United States. Radical political movements such as the Black Panthers originated …

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Things to see and do in Oakland

Rodrigo | Trip by SkyscannerOracle Arena
Oracle Arena
Verlisia | Trip by SkyscannerLake Merritt
Lake Merritt
Eric Brink | Trip by SkyscannerJack London Square
Jack London Square
Stephen Hubbard | Trip by SkyscannerFox Theater
Fox Theater
anarchosyn | FlickrOakland Museum of California
Oakland Museum of California
Tim Hannan | Trip by SkyscannerChildren's Fairyland
Children's Fairyland
ianloic | FlickrOakland Zoo
Oakland Zoo
Tiffany Shanel | Trip by SkyscannerGrand Lake Theatre
Grand Lake Theatre
miracle adult | FlickrLake Temescal
Lake Temescal
Emon Tjokro | Trip by SkyscannerChabot Space & Science Center
Chabot Space & Science Center

Reviews of Oakland

Teddie Hsu
Teddie HsuLos Angeles, California, USA

love this place, can't believe how great this place is, it's unbelievably great.

Megan Bryan
Megan BryanSan Francisco, California

Oakland gets a bad rep but this place is home to so many hidden treasures whether it be a restaurant, music venue, or park.

Jason Flegel
Jason FlegelSan Francisco, California, USA

The bigger, bolder San Francisco neighbor, come here for great beer and a glimmer of that old timey Bay Area that is fast disappearing.

Krista Canfield McNish
Krista Canfield McNishSan Francisco, California, USA

Oakland is home to the Raiders and a massive Ikea. It also has wonderful local treasures like Yoshi's that you can discover.

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