Say hello to Oakland, California, or as locals call it, "The Town". This city features a sweet culinary scene, cool museums, great views and plenty of green space. Located across the bay, "Oaktown" is San Francisco's warmer neighbour—but with a contagiously chill vibe. Look for Oakland hotels today and you’ll be here before you know it.
Things to Do in Oakland
Snap some pics of the iconic 16th Street Station (a former train station, in case you didn't know, and now an event hall). Next, get a history lesson at the African American Museum and Library and take the suggested walking tour downtown to stretch out your legs. Spend an afternoon in Joaquin Miller Park, gawk at the huge redwood trees and check out the USS Potomac , a former presidential yacht that's likely a quick walk from your Oakland accommodation.
At night, attend a live performance at the famous Fox Theater, have a meal in Chinatown or, if you’re visiting from October through June, go root on the Warriors basketball team at Oracle Arena. If partying is your game, search downtown and around Piedmont Avenue for a watering hole that suits your style. holidays in Oakland offer you a variety of ways to have fun; dig in like it's a buffet.
Getting To & Around Oakland
Getting here is easy: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is just 35 km away, and Oakland International Airport (OAK) is only 16 km south. After landing, you can use public transport (buses and the BART train), a rental car or taxi to get to hotels in Oakland.
Planning your holiday with Wotif is easier than a bay breeze. And speaking of the bay, why not extend your trip to Oakland’s big sister? We can also help you book San Francisco accommodation. Then kick back and chill, NorCal-style.