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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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Along with Jack London Square, the lakes and parks are Oakland's main tourist attraction. Children, and not only, will enjoy Lake Merritt which is a wildlife refuge that is home to flocks of migrating ducks, herons, and geese. If you want to picnic, feed the ducks, and escape the fog, surrounds the lake, the 122-acre Lakeside Park is the place. For more active people the Municipal Boathousein Lakeside Park offers the possibility to rent sailboats, rowboats, pedal boats, canoes, or kayaks. A wonderful romantic atmosphere is offered by experienced gondoliers that will serenade you as you glide across the lake. Once home to the "Poet of [...]
 
 
Cheap flights to Oakland

Recent Oakland flights found by Travelgrove users

  • $87Spirit Airlines flight Spirit Airlines 
    FromToDepartureTime
    Los Angeles, CA (LAX)Oakland, CA (OAK)02/26/202006:00 am
    Oakland, CA (OAK)Los Angeles, CA (LAX)03/04/202008:50 pm
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  • $144Jetblue Airways flight Jetblue Airways 
    FromToDepartureTime
    Long Beach, CA (LGB)Oakland, CA (OAK)03/12/202004:27 pm
    Oakland, CA (OAK)Long Beach, CA (LGB)03/22/202008:54 am
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  • $147Alaska Airlines flight Alaska Airlines 
    FromToDepartureTime
    Portland, OR (PDX)Oakland, CA (OAK)04/15/202004:50 pm
    Oakland, CA (OAK)Portland, OR (PDX)04/22/202002:55 pm
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