Oakland

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Oakland

Farmers markets, a multicultural culinary scene, stunning art deco architecture and an exciting zoo make Oakland a must-visit location for Bay area visitors.

Visit Oakland to discover one of America’s most beautiful theaters or explore the country’s first wildlife refuge. Enjoy waterfront dining and shopping in Jack London Square or relax in one of the city’s many live music bars.

Oakland is the third-largest city in the San Francisco Bay area. Once infamous as home to the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang, the city has reinvented itself and now combines historical treasures such as City Hall with modern wonders like the Chabot Space & Science Center.

Learn about the city’s past in the Oakland Museum, which features historical exhibits, a display on California’s ecology and a rooftop sculpture garden. Discover the stories of Oakland’s black population in the African American Museum & Library.

Take a walk or a jog around Lake Merritt, a saltwater lagoon in the middle of the city. This was also the first nature reserve in the United States. The city has about 260 sunny days a year, making it a great place for outdoor enthusiasts.

Families will enjoy the Oakland Zoo, while couples and friends can attend a live performance in the splendid Paramount Theatre. Go to Jack London Square and stop in at the saloon where the novelist used to drink. This waterside square has a Sunday farmers market in addition to its fine dining and shopping.

Oakland’s creative side is highlighted at the annual August Art + Soul, a festival featuring musical performances, arts and crafts, food and more. Take advantage of the monthly event known as the First Friday Arts Festival, when galleries stay open late, performers line the streets and pop-up food stalls offer a variety of delicious treats.

Get around on the Bay Area Rapid Transportation (BART) rail system or use the good network of buses. Some BART stations, most notably the one on 16th Street, are attractions in themselves, showcasing interesting architecture and ornate facades.

Oakland’s warm weather, arts and multiculturalism give you the best ingredients of the modern California city.

The Marina Inn on San Francisco Bay
The Marina Inn on San Francisco Bay
2.5 out of 5
68 Monarch Bay Dr, San Leandro, CA
The price is €89 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Situated in San Leandro, this golf hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Oakland Aviation Museum, RingCentral Coliseum and Oracle Arena. Oakland Zoo and Kennedy ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,563 reviews)
"This is becoming my “ Home away from home “ when I need to be in Oakland for a lengthy stay . Safe parking and cookies ! What’s not to like ."

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2022

The Marina Inn on San Francisco Bay
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina
4 out of 5
200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, CA
The price is €142 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of McLaughlin Eastshore State Park and Cesar Chavez Park. Berkeley Marina and Adventure Playground ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,353 reviews)
"Although the temperature was cold around this time of the year, the marina view was beautiful! I would recommend this hotel to anyone."

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina
Sonesta Emeryville
Sonesta Emeryville
3 out of 5
5555 Shellmound Street, Emeryville, CA
The price is €129 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
Situated in Emeryville, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Bay Street and within 3 miles (5 km) of Children's Hospital Oakland and Telegraph Avenue. Kaiser Permanente ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (944 reviews)
"Friendly atmosphere"

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2022

Sonesta Emeryville
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Coral Reef Inn & Suites
Coral Reef Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
400 Park St, Alameda, CA
The price is €103 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb
Located in East End, this aparthotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Jack London Square, RingCentral Coliseum and Fox Theater. Paramount Theatre and Oracle Arena ...
3.3/5 (2,319 reviews)
"I liked the view out the back deck."

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2021

Coral Reef Inn & Suites
Home2 Suites by Hilton Alameda Oakland Airport
Home2 Suites by Hilton Alameda Oakland Airport
3 out of 5
1660 HARBOR BAY PARKWAY, Alameda, CA
The price is €153 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Oracle Arena, RingCentral Coliseum and Jack London Square. Oakland Zoo and Fox Theater ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (74 reviews)
"Good service, nice rooms and all amenities are included."

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Alameda Oakland Airport
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront
3 out of 5
1103 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA
The price is €145 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Located in East Peralta, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kaiser Convention Center, Jack London Square and Oakland Museum of California. Oakland Convention ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (481 reviews)
"Property was on the pier, that was nice. Room was very basic, TV would continually have "No Signal", office chair was falling apart. Just very basic for a Homewood Suites."

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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