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Experience Oakland

Experience life in Oakland.

"We took our kids to Children's Fairyland - it's so cool that Walt Disney's inspiration for Disneyland came from this amusement park!

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akland is  quite frankly the perfect choice for your business or leisure stays.  We’re close to San Francisco, Napa, and Silicon Valley, Oakland is the hub to get to all of these points easily. Further, Oakland Airport flies to/from many wonderful destinations, making us a top choice to stay.

Our team also started #YouDontKnowOakland as many people don’t know the diversity and sense of community that are deeply rooted in our own OakTown.

Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA
Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA

Interesting Facts About Oakland

Oakland's rich history alone is interesting, but here are a few things you may not have known about #OakTown

  • Children’s Fairyland inspired Walt Disney to build Disneyland
  • Rocky Road Ice Cream was invented in Oakland – both Dreyers and Fenton’s claim this
  • Clint Eastwood is one of the many stars that graduated from Oakland Technical
  • High School while Oscar winner Tom Hanks went to Skyline High School
  • Oakland Museum has music and food trucks every Friday
  • Many James Beard award winning chefs got their start in Oakland
  • Lake Merritt is home to many exciting activities from its Lake Chalet restaurant to Gondola Rides and an Bonsai Garden
  • Oakland has a popular wine culture, with even and Ale and Urban Wine Trail
  • Oakland Arena and Coliseum is  home to many large sporting events, concerts and unique shows
Famous Tacos Sinaloa in Oakland, CA - Serving up some of the best tacos in the Bay
Famous Tacos Sinaloa in Oakland, CA - Serving up some of the best tacos in the Bay

Experience Oakland the Right Way

Plan your visit to Oakland and fill your itinerary with all sorts of activities we know you and your family will love! Some experiences we recommend.

  • Take the family to the Oakland Zoo
  • Go to an Oakland Athletics game
  • Take a hike in Oakland's redwood forrest
  • Taste some local wine at one of the many wineries in Oakland
  • Visit Jack London Square's Sunday farmers market
  • Go kayaking in the Brooklyn Basin
  • Bike across the new span of the Bay Bridge
  • East some excellent cuisine at some of the best rated restaurants in the world
  • Get your fill of some tasty tacos at the plethora of food trucks all over Oakland

And so much more! See what else there is to do in Oakland during your visit by visiting our blog.

Oakland experiences you'll love

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5 Romantic Date Ideas in Oakland for Valentine's Day

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10 Tips for Making Your Trip to Oakland Easier (2023 Edition)

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5 Ways To Get Fit in Oakland (and Burn Off Those Holiday Pounds)

If you're feeling the effects of the holiday season and looking to get back on track, Oakland has you covered with some of the best fitness options in the Bay Area. From world-class gyms and parks to stunning trails and beautiful beaches, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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Upcoming Events in Oakland

Are you and your significant other tired of the same old boring Valentine's Day plans? Look no further, because Oakland has got you covered with all the weird, wacky and wild romantic activities your heart desires.

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Oakland offers a range of activities, attractions, and delicious local cuisine loved by locals and tourists alike. By following our ten tips for making your trip easier, you'll be able to plan and prepare for your visit to this vibrant city and make the most of your time there.

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Hey there! Are you looking for budget-friendly things to do in Oakland? This blog post has you covered with a list of fun and affordable activities in the city. From taking a stroll around Lake Merritt to exploring the city's street art scene and attending the Oakland Carnival, we've got something for everyone. Keep reading to find out more!

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