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..
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..
3255 MacArthur Boulevard USA - Oakland CA 94602
Featuring free parking, this Oakland, California motel is 15 minutes’ drive to Oakland International Airport. Free Wi-Fi is provided each room. Offering a satellite TV, every room includes a desk and an en suite bathroom at Highlander Motel. A refri..
4801 Coliseum Way USA - Oakland CA 94601
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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 ..
3407 Lakeshore Dr. USA - 94610 Oakland
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 Moorish ..
4238 Park Blvd. USA - 94602 Oakland
Considering Bellanico is named for its owners' daughters, it's no surprise that this resto is a hit with families. The sibling of Potrero Hill's Aperto, it fills day and night with local couples (dining with or without their children), enjoying the c..
6317 College Ave. USA - 94618 Oakland
There's always a crowd at this lively neighborhood standby, where groups of friends, parents on date night, and hip couples congregate for drinks at the copper-topped bar. Flanked by organic groceries, indie bookstores, and antique shops, its surroun..
3859 Piedmont Ave. USA - 94611 Oakland
Chef/owner James Syhabout may be keeping busy outside of Commis at his other popular restaurants, but this sparse Oakland original is still turning out elegant and creatively complex seasonal dishes to a packed house every night. Tucked into colorful..
3343 Lakeshore Ave. USA - 94601 Oakland
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 ..
542 Grand Ave. USA - 94610 Oakland
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 ..
444 Oak St. USA - 94607 Oakland
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 along with trendy foodies, it's definitely..
5912 College Ave. USA - 94618 Oakland
After more than 20 years in San Francisco, this vegan paradise recently relocated to Oakland, where it's continuing to put out some of the most unique, delicious plant-based cuisine in the country. The rustic-chic new space is laid-back and unfussy, ..