Things To Do


Activities: Oakland is home to an appealing variety of historic buildings, museums, and interesting sightseeing opportunities. Stroll through Oakland’s sights on your own, or take a more organized approach to your Oakland sightseeing by checking on local tours. Take advantage of Oakland attractions and those in the surrounding area, both indoors and out. From a simple picnic or afternoon retreat to the park to a technical hike, a round of golf, or a more adventurous sport, there are plenty of Oakland activities to keep you busy.

Oakland Airport : Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK), also known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of downtown Oakland in Alameda County, California. One of three international airports in the San Francisco Bay Area, airlines serving Oakland International provide service to numerous destinations in the United States, as well as Mexico. It has proven a popular alternative to San Francisco International, thanks largely to a heavy Southwest Airlines presence.

Downtown: Discover the buzz that has invigorated Oakland’s vibe. Downtown has burst onto the nightlife scene in a big way. Scores of new restaurants, clubs and venues have sprung up and more are on the way. These pages are your essential guide to downtown Oakland hot spots. Regular Broadway Shuttle service has resumed to Jack London Square. The track replacement work on Embarcadero has been completed. The Broadway Shuttle has returned to its normal route.

Sports Teams: Oakland sports teams include the NBA’s Golden State Warriors basketball team; baseball’s famed Oakland Athletics and the National Football League’s Oakland Raiders. The Oracle Arena and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum are home to all three teams. The complex features the 62,500-seat Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, which is the home of the Oakland Raiders and the Oakland Athletics. The Oracle Arena is home to the Golden State Warriors, and was recently renovated to create a 19,200-seat arena. In addition to baseball, basketball and football, The Oracle Arena and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum complex hosts a variety of Oakland sports events throughout the year including soccer. The Oracle Arena and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum are located at 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA. Telephone: 510-569-2121.