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Welcome to Oakland
Oakland celebrates its diverse community, artistic vibe, beautiful scenery, locally owned shops, award winning multi-cultural cuisine, and civic pride. Situated on the east side of the Northern California Bay Area, Oakland is bordered by 19 miles of coastline to the west and rolling hills to the east.
Conveniently located near three major airports, Oakland can be easily accessed via railway, bus, or ferry. The Town is home to numerous parks, the Oakland Zoo, Lake Merritt, the Oakland Museum of California, live music venues, Children’s Fairyland, theaters, the Chabot Space & Science Center, and so much more!
With so much to see and do in Oakland, planning to stay a few day is ideal. With first-class hotels to boutique properties, family-friendly options and the top names in lodging – there is something for everyone in Oakland.
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Into the Brightness: Artists from Creativity Explored, Creative Growth & NIAD at OMCA
Family Astronomy: Winter Solstice - The Longest Night
Montclair Village/Oakland Hills
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Oakland Neighborhood Map
Oakland is located on the inner part of the bay area, right across the bridge from San Francisco. You will hear the locals refer to this side of the bay as "The East Bay". Click on a neighborhood to learn more about it or visit our neighborhoods page.