Need an escape from the hot summer sun? Oakland, California is the place to visit! With August’s average temperature in the mid-70s, clear blues skies and just the right amount of sun – spending time in Oakland is welcomed escape. With great outdoors, an award-winning culinary scene, fun attractions, and family friendly hotels Oakland has endless possibilities to make your visit – fun for the whole family!

Here are four reasons why you should take a family vacation to the sunny side of the Bay this summer:

Weather, Weather, Weather

Is the dry or humid heat getting intolerable in your area? Come to Oakland! With beautiful weather year-round, especially during the summer, you can cool down while experiencing the local treasures Oakland has to offer!

Endless Options to Stay Cool

From a pool day at the Claremont Hotel & Spa to a breezy Lake Merritt cruise on a gondola or even catching a concert at an air conditioned venue like Yoshi’s—Oakland has endless activities to help you and your family stay cool during the summer!

Outdoor Dining Delights

In addition to all of the activities that Oakland has to offer, the city’s culinary scene is like no other. With cultural cuisine from all over the world and beautiful outdoor dining spaces, Oakland is a premier destination to try one of a kind bites from authentic global restaurants.

Get Out on the Water

Escape the summer heat and create unforgettable memories along Oakland's vibrant waterfront. Explore the breezy estuary by kayak or canoe with the whole family! Paddle through calm waters while taking in the breathtaking skyline of the Bay Area. With gentle breezes and stunning scenery, it's the perfect outdoor adventure for everyone on a summer day!

Three People Paddleboarding on the Oakland Estuary

Oakland is more than just a city; it's your perfect summer escape. Start planning your Oakland vacation today! To discover more things to do to stay cool this summer, check out our blog: Where to Stay Cool this Summer in Oakland, CA.

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