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Popular Attractions in Oakland

If you're a first time visitor to Oakland, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Oakland.

What are some good attractions in Oakland?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Oakland.

Lake Merritt
Oakland, CA
Jack London Square
55 Harrison St Oakland, CA

(510) 645-9292
Ici Ice Cream
2948 College Ave Alameda County, CA

(510) 665-6054
College Ave
College Ave Alameda County, CA
Fox Theatre
1807 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA
Mountain View Cemetery
5000 Piedmont Ave Oakland, CA
Downtown Oakland
Oakland, CA
Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Ave Oakland, CA

(510) 452-3556
Pican Restaurant
2295 Broadway Oakland, CA

(510) 834-1000
Oakland Art Murmur
Oakland, CA
Ben & Nick's
5612 College Ave Oakland, CA

(510) 923-0327
Port of Oakland
530 Water St Oakland, CA

(510) 834-4591 Coliseum
7000 Coliseum Way Oakland, CA

(510) 569-2121
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA

(510) 318-8400
Johansson Projects
2300 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA

(510) 444-9140


Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"I would recommend visiting Lake Merritt, the Oakland-Grand Lake Farmers Market, Rockridge, Grand Lake Theater and Fenton's Ice Cream"  See More

"Have a picnic at the top of Mountain View Cemetery."  See More

"Also in the Mission - Bi-Rite Creamery - the best ice cream in the city by far and outside the city, Ici Ice Cream!"  See More

"Where UC Berkeley is located, the Oakland and Berkeley hills kind of intertwine, but the best (and closest) areas to Cal would be Rockridge or somewhere close to College Ave."  See More

"Ozumo, Pican Restaurant, Plum Bar & Restaurant."  See More

"Neighborhoods to consider : central and south Berkeley, around campus, even Downtown Oakland."  See More

"Here are a few photos that I took around town: I absolutely love San Francisco (check out the Mission District, there's some Banksy there) and Oakland as well (go for Oakland Art Murmur on first Fridays)."  See More

"I'm personally a fan of Rockridge Cafe and after breakfast you can always walk up the street to Ben & Nick's or George & Walt's."  See More

"Pana) A cool spot you might want to check out is at the Port of Oakland."  See More

"Take BART into Oakland to watch the best baseball team (the Oakland Athletics) play some ball at the Oco Coliseum!"  See More

"Also, every Friday night at Oakland Museum of California, there is live music, exhibits, games, (along with sale of beer/wine and food trucks)."  See More

"My favorite is Johansson Projects at 23rd and Telegraph."  See More

Where can I find out more about Oakland?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Oakland locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Oakland.

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