Things to see and do - Oakland
Unmissable tourist sites
Oakland Travel guide
Oakland : Michelin's recommendations
Directly across the bay from San Francisco, linked to it by the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, bustling Oakland boasts a large and busy port, gleaming waterfront and civic-center districts, an exceptional museum and a profusion of ambitiously restored mid-19C to 20C residential and commercial buildings.
Tourist attractions Oakland : Things to see and do
2025 Broadway USA - Oakland, CA 94612
This monumental movie palace (1931, Timothy Pflueger) is one of the nation's finest examples of Moderne design. The building's resplendent Art Deco detailing describes flowers, foliage, birds and people in addition to the more abstract designs typica..
1000 Skyline Blvd USA - Oakland, CA 94611
Thirteen years in the making, this impressive 86,000sq ft hilltop center opened in August 2000 on 13 acres of parkland, at a cost of $76.5 million. Within are an acclaimed planetarium and theater, hands-on exhibits and science labs, and powerful tele..
311 Broadway Ave USA - Oakland, CA 94607
Stretching along the busy Inner Harbor of the Oakland Estuary southeast of Broadway, this once-gritty dock area has been developed as an attractive, pedestrian-friendly complex. In addition to shops, restaurants, hotels, cinemas, a farmers' market an..
4801 Coliseum Way USA - Oakland CA 94601
Located off Interstate 880 in Oakland, California, this pet-friendly hotel is one mile from Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and 5 minutes from San Leandro Bay. It features free in-room Wi-Fi. Each accommodation at the Oakland Rodeway Inn and Suites ..
1801 Embarcadero USA - Oakland CA 94606
This completely non-smoking motel in Oakland, California features an outdoor hot tub with a sundeck and a 24-hour front desk. Oakland Alameda County Coliseum is 10 minutes' drive away. Rooms at the Motel 6 Oakland - Embarcadero are equipped with cab..
3250 MacArthur Boulevard USA - Oakland CA 94602
Conveniently located off I-580 in Oakland, California, The Oaks Motel offers guest rooms with free Wi-Fi. Free guest parking is available. A TV is provided in each air-conditioned room at this motel. Complete with a microwave, the dining area also h..
3407 Lakeshore Dr. USA - Oakland, CA 94610
This trendy eatery, the brainchild of Top Chef alums Jennifer Biesty and Tim Nugent, was made for sipping and supping. Donning a bar up front and several dining nooks on either side of a central walkway, Shakewell keeps things Medi-chic with Mooris..
444 Oak St. USA - Oakland, CA 94607
The industrial area west of the I-880 freeway doesn't boast many good restaurants, but this hidden Mexican gem is an exception. Complete with hip reclaimed-wood décor and a local clientele of business people and trendy foodies, it's definitely a cut ..
5812 College Ave. USA - Oakland, CA 94618
A trio of Chez Panisse buddies have brought their innovative take on ramen to this quaint stretch of Rockridge. The slender shop has been a winner since day one and seats local residents plus visitors at a Douglas fir counter. Beyond, find the talent..
1830 4th St. USA - Oakland, CA 94710
Beautiful and innovative Japanese food draws smartly dressed couples to this Fourth Street newcomer—casual yet stylish with its dark wood furnishings, cushioned banquettes, and exhibition kitchen. The many hard surfaces can make things noisy, so opt ..
3343 Lakeshore Ave. USA - Oakland, CA 94601
A slice of France on a prime block of Lakeshore Avenue, this bistro boasts a heavily Gallic waitstaff and clientele chatting away in their native tongue. With its exposed brick, soaring ceilings, and cute touches like an excerpt from a Marcel Pagnol ..
6317 College Ave. USA - Oakland, CA 94618
Wood Tavern borders Oakland and Berkeley on a stretch of College Avenue full of little shops and cafés. Surrounded by pale green walls, wood joists, and wine racks, locals gather at the happening bar or catch up with friends over a meal. It's the idy..
3859 Piedmont Ave. USA - Oakland, CA 94611
A quiet, serious retreat on a busy Oakland thoroughfare, Commis is a destination for those seeking thoughtful and refined cuisine in the East Bay. Though Chef/owner James Syhabout has opened multiple casual follow-ups, it remains his flagship—with a ..
542 Grand Ave. USA - Oakland, CA 94610
A loyal crowd of regulars flocks to this lively Oakland gastropub, located right across Grand Avenue from Lake Merritt. Though it offers only a handful of tables, Sidebar makes eating at the spacious rectangular bar a delight, with attentive servers ..
4238 Park Blvd. USA - Oakland, CA 94602
Neighborhood favorite Bellanico serves up consistently good, rustic Italian fare. Large windows overlook Park Boulevard, while inside, persimmon-colored walls, wood furnishings, and an open kitchen welcome regulars. Lunches are low-key and frequented..