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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Open Spaces & Parks in Oakland

Oakland is home to 19 miles of coastline and 100,000 acres of parks and trails. You can get from water to redwoods in just 20 minutes. In the Oakland Hills is Redwood Regional Park with paths lined with trees that are 150 years old. Leona Canyon offers two trails among the Pine trees where you’ll find gorgeous wooded views. Joaquin Miller Park, boasts 75,000 trees and the only urban second-growth redwood groves in existence, as well as miles of trails to choose from.

Oakland’s Lake Merritt is a unique fresh and salt water lake - the largest such lake located within an urban area. Lake Merritt offers 3.4 miles of paths covering 155 acres of land. Near the Oakland International Airport lies Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline a 741-acre park along the water. Oakland’s Estuary is a wonderful place to get on the water via kayak, canoe, or paddle board.

One of the most iconic locations is the East Span of the Bay Bridge Trail with 2.2 miles from Oakland to Yerba Buena Island. Designated bike lanes and pedestrian paths allow for safe rides with breathtaking views of the entire San Francisco Bay!

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