Things to do in Oakland

Meet the amazing sports teams of Oakland

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.


Things to do in Oakland


Oakland Zoo

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.


When to go to Oakland

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.

Oakland Facts

Population400 740
CountryUnited States of America (USA)
CurrencyUS Dollar
AirportMetropolitan Oakland Intl, United States (OAK)

Oakland average temperatures

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Oakland Marathons

Oakland offers you 5 different marathons from early spring, until the end of summer. The Oakland Marathon and Canyon Meadow Trail Marathon takes place in March. In May you can run the Cinderella Trail Run Marathon and the Canyon Meadow Marathon Trail Run in June.

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The Cat Town Café - Oakland Cat Cafe

The Cat Town Café was the first one of its kind to open in the US. Today, the café is divided into two areas, one which serves as a café where you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee and something to eat, and the other called ”the Cat Zone”. In the ”Cat Zone” or the cattosphere which it is also called, the cats are running around free and you can play and cuddle with them as much as you like, and if you would happen to fall in love with one of the furrballs, and just can not imagine your life without the company of this cat, don’t worry. All the cats in the Cat Zone are up for adoption.

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Golf in Oakland

Just a couple of minutes outside of Oakland you will find Chuck Corica Golf Complex, a golfers paradise with two 18 hole courses and one 9 hole par 3 course. If you are looking for great golf in a fantastic setting, you should look no further. But if that is still not enough to satisfy you golfing needs, there are still more courses in the area, including Metropolitan Golf Links and Monarch Bay Golf Club just to name two of the closest located public courses.

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