Things to do in Oakland

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    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

    Also known as Oracle arena and Coliseum. Out of the way but they allowed our uber to drop us off right up front. Came for an As game and ...

  • 2
    Lake Merritt

    Lake Merritt

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

    Living by the lake is peaceful. Walking around the lake at different hours is also AMAZING! Definitely recommend this for explorers, runners, families, or anyone who wants to clear their ...

  • 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

    A crown jewel of Oakland, beautiful water front scenery and nightlife. Do yourself a favor and check this out.

  • 4
    Fox Theater

    Fox Theater

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

    The fox theater is such a great venue to see a concert. Very intimate with amazing sound. I'd recommend this venue to anyone seeing their favorite musicians live.

  • 5
    Oakland Museum of California

    Oakland Museum of California

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

    The Black Panther 50th Anniversary exhibit at the Oakland Museum is eye-opening. Definitely a necessary educational moment during your visit to The Bay

  • 6
    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

    In downtown Oakland there is a place called Fairyland. It is a very old and unique place. My mother would frequent it as a young child. I took my daughter ...

  • 7
    Oakland Zoo

    Oakland Zoo

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

    As far as smaller zoos go, this one is really nice. They really push the conservation angle, which I like (relieves the whole seeing-caged-animals-guilt thing a bit). My favorite by ...

  • 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

    The movie theater is beautiful, comfy and traditional. It has a big room where we can see that curtains opened to the nice big screen. That room has nice chandelier ...

  • 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

    Really had a good time exploring space and science. Nicely set in the redwood forests of the Oakland Hills with fantastic views on a clear night. FREE telescope viewing on ...

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