Star-gazing, stand-up paddle boarding, hikes through redwood forests—in Oakland? Absolutely. Get up close and personal with more than 700 animals at the Oakland Zoo, bring out your inner science geek at Chabot Space & Science Center, and learn why Walt Disney was inspired to create Disneyland after a visit to Children’s Fairyland. Sure, it’s not what you expected. It’s Oakland, after all.
Coming to Oakland soon and wondering what to do? Laser shows, fairylands, urban lakes, we've got you covered in Oakland. Here are our picks for the top 10 attractions in Oakland! Oakland Museum of California Arts + History + Natural Sciences = 1 kick-ass museum. The OMCA is deeply rooted in the Oakland communityRead More
By Carole Terwilliger Meyers Those who have visited the Oakland Zoo know that its one of Oaklands treasures, but do you know what superlatives reside in the impressive naturalistic habitats? Be sure to pay a visit to these impressive creatures on your next visit! OLDEST: OJ , an Aldabra tortoise , is thought to be moreRead More
Are you in The Town to cheer for our teams? Just steps off the Oakland BART stations you can grab a bite with the family, or pre-game with your fellow fans. Wanna keep the good times going afterward? There are also perfect ways to close out the night right in the home of the teams you love. AroundRead More
Oakland’s brewers are rooted in the spirit of the city’s earliest manufacturers, but this new breed of makers is developing flavor and style combinations that are making them stand out in the increasingly crowded world of American craft beer. Grab your passport and go! Visit all of Oakland's brewery taprooms and earnRead More
By Alex Scola / Matador Network IN OAKLAND, THE PARTY is never constrained to the weekends. In fact, throughout any given month, there are plenty of opportunities to turn up virtually any given day of the week, for locals and tourists alike. Here's a seven-day guide for going out in Oakland and exploring the nightlifeRead More
By Susan Alcorn I have a passion for hiking, which has taken me to the John Muir Trail in the Sierra, to Patagonia, and to Mount Kilimanjaros 19,341-ft. summit. Long-distance hikes such as these require trainingand Oakland is a fantastic place to achieve fitness goals of whatever level desired. We have pretty greatRead More