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Oakland Travel Tips, California


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  • Wood Tavern
    Modern yet sophisticated in a way, the Wood Tavern offers not only great service for a great dining experience but rich flavored and delicious dishes that make your heart melt. We had a pleasurable evening on our last night in Oakland and [...]
    D: 4mi00
  • The Cathedral of Christ the Light
    When you think of cathedrals images of beautiful, baroque or Renaissance buildings come into your mind, like the dome of Notre Dame. The Cathedral of Christ the Light, however is exactly the opposite. A true architectural wonder, the [...]
    D: 1.2mi00
  • Oakland Museum of California
    For a better insight into California's and the Bay Area's culture and history, the Oakland Museum of California is the place to start. Not only a visiting and interesting place but also and educational establishment that provides [...]
    D: 0.8mi00
  • Flora Restaurant
    An eclectic and modern restaurant which serves excellent food, and holds an atmosphere that invites you back. Flora Restaurant is one of my favorites in Oakland. They use fresh, organic ingredients so the food they make tastes always really [...]
    D: 0.9mi00
  • Bakesale Betty
    Though not considered a restaurant, Bakesale Betty has still the best cookies in town. There is always quite a line in front of the bakery and people not only come for the cookies but also for the house's other specialty, the fried [...]
    D: 2.9mi00
  • Preservation Park
    Perfect for meetings, weddings or other events, or just a stroll, Preservation Park is one of the areas which has to be visited while in Oakland. Located at East Bay, and quite close to San Francisco, no to mention Oakland's city [...]
    D: 0.5mi00
  • Somar Bar and Lounge
    Open in the evenings, Somar Bar and Lounge is a great place to have fun or to relax after a more busy, tiring day. You can meet so many people in the bar, unwind and have a great evening, not worrying about anything. The service is good, [...]
    D: 0.8mi00
  • Chabot Space & Science Center
    This huge and beautiful facility is not only located in amazing surroundings, off the highway but also opens its areas of research to public. The Chabot Space & Science Center is a fun and also educational place to be, regardless of [...]
    D: 5.3mi00
  • Dopo Restaurant
    A truly Italian cuisine and friendly atmosphere makes the Dopo Restaurant a relaxing and enjoyable place to dine. The service there is excellent, not to mention the attention they provide once you enter their restaurant. The food is [...]
    D: 2.7mi00
  • Paramount Theatre
    For quite a reasonable price you can take a two hour of the Paramount Theater in Oakland on Broadway street. If you are lucky and catch the 1st or the 3rd Saturday of the month than you go on a tour of this amazing, historical building. [...]
    D: 1mi00
  • Katrina Rozelle
    A cake heaven, I have to admit. The place marvels with unique taste and finery, attention to detail. The Katrina Rozelle pastry and desserts shop is the place where you find the wedding/birthday/any celebration cake of your life. And they [...]
    D: 3.8mi00
  • Fairyland
    An entertainment park which is mostly directed at child visitors, Fairyland is like Wonderland from Alice's dream. A wide variety of attractions ranging from Storybook Boxes to Puppet Theaters and Animals Centers, the park is the [...]
    D: 1.5mi00
  • USS Potomac
    A real piece of history from the 20th century which has been restored and is as new as ever. Also known as the 'Floating White House', the USS Potomac has been the favorite of President Roosevelt. And today, the tours and cruises [...]
    D: 0.2mi00
  • Oakland Zoo
    With interesting and hands-on exhibitions not to mention feeding and petting areas, the Oakland Zoo is a fun and great place for kids and friend groups to spend an afternoon with animals. Like many zoos, this one has great animals to see, [...]
    D: 7.4mi00
  • Lake Merritt
    As the center point of Oakland, Lake Merritt is not only a lake in a city, but a major entertainment destination both for locals and visitors alike. Surrounded by parks, golf courses and child-friendly areas, not to mention living spaces, [...]
    D: 1.4mi00

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Oakland Sights

California is one of the culturally richest states and Oakland is one of the most diverse cities in US as more than 100 dialects and languages are spoken here. Unsurprisingly, restaurants in the area reflect the different tastes of its residents and entertainment and shops provide wide choices to match almost everyone’s taste.  Situated close to the sea, the city offers various opportunities to the visitors for boating and water sports adventures. The Western Aerospace Museum, the Oakland Museum of California and Oakland Zoo draw people from around the world every year. To enjoy fantastic shopping, you can flock to the Jack London Square [...]
Cheap flights to Oakland

Recent Oakland flights found by Travelgrove users

  • $82Spirit Airlines flight Spirit Airlines 
    Los Angeles, CA (LAX)Oakland, CA (OAK)10/27/201607:10 pm
    Oakland, CA (OAK)Los Angeles, CA (LAX)11/03/201603:15 pm check price
  • $112Spirit Airlines flight Spirit Airlines 
    San Diego, CA (SAN)Oakland, CA (OAK)10/26/201609:11 am
    Oakland, CA (OAK)San Diego, CA (SAN)11/02/201601:36 pm check price
  • $116Jetblue Airways flight Jetblue Airways 
    Long Beach, CA (LGB)Oakland, CA (OAK)10/26/201607:25 am
    Oakland, CA (OAK)Long Beach, CA (LGB)11/02/201609:06 am check price

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