Oakland is an amazing place to soak up great summer vibes. With a variety of events and activities happening throughout The Town  – there is something for everyone to enjoy. By day or by night, whether you’re looking to plan the perfect date, get together with friends or enjoy lots of family fun - Oakland is the place to be!

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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 Californialive music venuesChildren’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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Our Inspiration Guide provides an inside scoop on dining, nightlife, arts, events, outdoor adventures, and more in Oakland!

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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.