Things to do in Oakland

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  • 1
    Oracle Arena

    Oracle Arena

    Ranked #1 overall in Oakland things to do
    8.683 reviews
    Sports, Stadium, Baseball Stadium, Basketball Stadium, Football Stadium
    Popular withFamiliesAdventureNightlife

    Your home of the Golden State Warriors! At least for now, before they move to SF...sad face. Many improvements over the past several years have gotten this arena up to ...

  • 2
    Lake Merritt

    Lake Merritt

    Ranked #2 overall in Oakland things to do
    9.262 reviews
    Outdoors, Lake, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesWellness

    A central Oakland lake to walk around, bring your children to Fairyland, hear concerts of all kinds. Also boats to rent there. Restaurants next to the lake or close by.

  • 3
    Jack London Square

    Jack London Square

    Ranked #3 overall in Oakland things to do
    8.754 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Shopping, Tours, Classes and Rentals, Outdoors, Entertainment, Plaza
    Popular withFoodiesNightlifeFamilies

    Shopping, restaurants, movies. Mass transit: Amtrak to Sacramento and SoCal, and Ferry to SF.

  • 4
    Fox Theater

    Fox Theater

    Ranked #4 overall in Oakland things to do
    9.444 reviews
    Performing Arts, Concert Hall, Theater
    Popular withNightlifeTrendstersArtsy

    Beautiful venue! Been there for the Garbage concert, and though the sound wasn't the best, the atmosphere was great and place it self is just amazing!

  • 5
    Oakland Museum of California

    Oakland Museum of California

    Ranked #5 overall in Oakland things to do
    9.441 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Art Museum, History Museum, Science Museum
    Popular withHistoryArtsyStudents

    This is a fantastic museum that covers a lot of areas of interest, and often features interesting special exhibits, like "Altered State:Marijuana in California." Don't miss Friday Nights at OMCA with half ...

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    Children's Fairyland

    Children's Fairyland

    Ranked #6 overall in Oakland things to do
    8.934 reviews
    Children's Activities, Entertainment, Playground, Theme Park
    Popular withFamiliesBackpackers

    This place is from a bygone era and could do with a facelift quite frankly. However there is something magical about it and my kids really loved it. I think ...

  • 7
    Oakland Zoo

    Oakland Zoo

    Ranked #7 overall in Oakland things to do
    8.427 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Zoo or Aquarium
    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorsyAdventure

    The Oakland Zoo is a nice Bay Area zoo--very modern, with your standard animals, plus a petting zoo. There is also an updated playground and rides like a train and ...

  • 8
    Grand Lake Theatre

    Grand Lake Theatre

    Ranked #8 overall in Oakland things to do
    9.432 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Shopping, Entertainment, Farmers Market, Movie Theater
    Popular withArtsyHistoryFamilies

    Historic venue for catching a movie. The interior and design takes you back and will have your jaw dropped down to the floor...before the movie even starts. Tuesday evening they ...

  • 9
    Lake Temescal

    Lake Temescal

    Ranked #9 overall in Oakland things to do
    9.119 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Lake, Park, Beach
    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorsyAdventure

    Beautiful park around a lake. They have picnic tables and a playground for kids. Nice picnic spot. The south entrance (off broadway terrace) is a bit harder to find but ...

  • 10
    Chabot Space & Science Center

    Chabot Space & Science Center

    Ranked #10 overall in Oakland things to do
    9.516 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Science Museum
    Popular withFamiliesAdventureStudents

    Yet another fantastic science museum in the Bay Area.... This one focussed on space travel and the solar system. Entry comes with tickets to see two of the 360 degree ...

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