Set Your Sights On Oakland Attractions
Explore The Best Of California With Our Area Guide
Looking for Oakland attractions? Diverse architecture, a bustling waterfront, shimmering lakes and the pristine Bay Area are waiting to greet you at Red Lion Hotel Oakland International Airport. Halfway between San Jose and San Francisco, Oakland is home to charming hillside neighborhoods, great dining opportunities and a variety of boutiques and shops.
While you're visiting take advantage of a variety of outdoor Oakland activities including boating, kayaking or hiking. For the more artistic traveler, visit critically acclaimed performances of the ballet and art galleries. Whatever you embark on before returning to your spacious accommodations at Red Lion Hotel Oakland International Airport, there are a variety of options of things to do in Oakland.
Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on map Fairyland Home 699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610 510-452-2259 7.49 Oakland Mormon Temple & Visitor Center 4770 Lincoln Ave, Oakland, CA 94602 510-531-3200 6.86 Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on map Scott's Restaurants Jack London Square 2 Broadway Oakland, CA 94607 7.46 Horatio's Restaurant 60 Monarch Bay Dr San Leandro, CA 94577 1-510-351-5556 3.01 Yoshi's Oakland 510 Embarcadero W Oakland, CA 94607 7.55 Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on map Bay Street Emeryville 5616 Bay St Emeryville, CA 94608 1-510-655-4002 10.1 Southland Mall One Southland Mall Dr Hayward, CA 94545 1-510-782-3527 8.88 Jack London Square 55 Harrison St Oakland, CA 94607 1-510-645-9292 7.35 Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on map Museum of Children's Arts 1625 Clay St #100, Oakland, CA 94612 510-465-8770 7.37 Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607 510-318-8400 6.56 Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on map Café van Kleef 1621 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94612 1-510-763-7711 7.35 The Uptown Nightclub 1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94612 7.43
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Oakland Museum of California
Explore over 1.8 million objects from seminal artwork, historical artifacts and ethnographic objects to natural specimens and photographs at the Oakland Museum of California.
Originally built back in 1934 as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Electra, the ship was converted into a presidential yacht and commissioned by the Navy in 1936, the USS Potomac is docked in Oakland's Jack London Square.
Known for its modern exhibits, relatively natural wildlife habitats and the Wayne and Gladys Valley Children's Zoo, this is a chosen destination among families visiting Oakland.
Be delighted and inspired by one of the many street festivals held throughout the year or just on an ordinary weekday in Chinatown where you'll discover charming restaurants, teahouses, shops and streets of a historic community.
Discover eclectic shops, locally-owned antique and vintage stores, boutiques, jewelry stores, bookstores and a popular movie theater on Piedmont Avenue.
For Families & Kids
Lake Merit Children's Fairyland
Children delight in this 10-acre park on the shores of Oakland's Lake Merritt that has features imaginative storybook sets, rides, friendly animals, puppet shows and live entertainment since 1950.
The Museum of Children's Art
Hands-on fun meets art education in a variety of art classes, drop-in working studios and children's art exhibits.
Bay Street Shopping Center
One of the most desirable areas for shopping, Bay Street Shopping Center features 65 stores, 10 restaurants and a 16-screen movie theater.
Jack London Square
Originally the heart of Oakland's port, today Jack London Square is a waterfront packed with fun entertainment and local businesses. You'll find tons of stores, restaurants, a ferry dock and movie theater all in one central location.
Oakland International Film Festival
The Oakland Film Society's stated mission is to support new filmmakers and improve the mental, physical and spiritual health of the East Bay community through its featured films.
Art & Soul Oakland
Don't miss this two-day music-packed event featuring Jazz, rock, gospel, Latin, R&B and blues performed by national recording artists and local talent.