Oakland is a port city off the northern coast of California. While it may not be as popular a travel destination as other parts of California, like San Francisco or Los Angeles, it is has a lot going for it and should be considered for your next holiday.
Oakland houses a number of events every year ranging from sports and concerts, to theatre productions and art exhibits. Traveling to attend one of these many events is a great opportunity to observe what else Oakland has to offer. Hotel accommodation and fine dining alone could make your trip one to remember. Highly rated restaurants include Commis, Ballanico and Zachary’s Chicago Pizza.
If you’re traveling to Oakland for sightseeing, there are several landmarks you will want to make sure you don’t miss. 16th Street Station, USS Potomac, the African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO), Jack London Square, and the Oakland Museum of California are all must-see locations. There is no shortage of things to plan when visiting Oakland. The Oakland Zoo, alone, offers enough entertainment to plan a vacation around.
Oakland has an international reputation for its urban population, but there are many beautiful locations that offer the fresh air and scenery any outdoor enthusiast would appreciate. There are many outdoor activities and areas to check out if you’re looking to enjoy the scenery Oakland has to offer. If this is the aim of your vacation, be sure to check out the Sibley Volcanic Geology Hike, also known as the Mazzariello Labyrinth. Other natural hotspots include the Easy Bay Regional Park District, Lake Merritt, Lakeside Park and Garden Center, Tilden Nature Area.
For people interested in cultural activities there are a few places to check out. The Cathedral of Christ the Light, Mountain View Cemetery, Chabot Space and Science Center, Dunsmuir House, and various other locations will make your trip one to remember. Whereas if you are a family that needs to keep the kids occupied, Fairyland and Paramount Theatre are very popular locations with special events and activities on offer throughout the season. These areas are highly regarded by past visitors and are sure to amuse even the most demanding traveller. Those that give the city a chance will be pleasantly surprised by what they can get out of this often overlooked destination.
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