Although Oakland is often overshadowed by its neighbor city, San Francisco, it is nonetheless a pleasant holiday destination with plenty to offer to its visitors. Oakland has a cheerful neighborhood, successful professional sports teams, delicious cuisine, and diverse culture. Tourists always feel welcome and well accommodated when they visit the city of Oakland.
You can also head to the Oakland Zoo and see over 660 animals, both native and exotic, that are living in relatively natural habitats. There is also a playground where you can spend time with your children.
Oakland is a busy port city in the Bay Area in California, USA. If you are a sports buff, you’ll be glad to know that there a tons of sport related things to do in Oakland, especially when it comes to football, basketball, and baseball. You can watch the games of the NFL Oakland Raiders and MLB Oakland Athletics in the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum while the basketball matches of the Golden State Warriors are often held in the Oracle Arena.
There are also lots of things to see at the Oakland Museum of California. The exhibits are divided into different disciplines, like arts, history, and natural sciences. Other museums include the African American Museum and Library, Peralta Museum of History and Culture, and the Oakland Aviation Museum.
Oakland is often rated as having one of the most ideal weathers in the USA. It has a temperate Mediterranean climate with dry and warm winters and mild and damp winters. Summer temperatures can only reach up to 23.4°C (74.1°F) while winter temperatures rarely fall below 6.8°C (44.3°F).
Because of its temperate climate, Oakland has a pleasant weather any time of the year. You won’t have to worry about the weather when you visit the city. When it comes to festivals, the most popular are the Cinco de Mayo Fruitvale Festival Parade in May, the Chinatown Streetfest in August, and the December Oakland Holiday Parade.
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