Things to Do in Oakland
Whether you're visiting for business or relaxation, Oakland boasts a wealth of enticing . Dive into the city's explosive culinary and arts atmosphere at Commis, a Michelin award-winning restaurant, Plum for stupendous eats or the historic Fox Theater, which has cemented its status as one of the Bay Area's top music venues. You might also want to check out the art-deco style Paramount Theatre of the Arts for all types of shows from symphony to soul to stand-up comedy. For history buffs, a main attraction is Oakland Museum of California, which packs exhibitions that give insight on the region's history and increasingly diverse California population.
There are also three professional sports teams that you can root for: Oakland Raiders (National Football League), Oakland Athletics's (Major League Baseball) and Golden State Warriors (National Basketball League). To get back to nature, head to the East Bay Regional Park District or Mountain View Cemetery for gorgeous vistas and outdoor activities. Children love the Oakland Zoo, a top family attraction that serves as a habitat for stingray, lions, elephants and more. At the end of the day, watch the sun set over Jack London Square.