Explore Oakland

Many of the attributes that make Oakland a Model City and a great place to live, also make the city a great place to visit!

Oakland’s diverse population, hip arts scene, Mediterranean climate, world-class attractions, abundant parks and open spaces, vibrant waterfront and lakefront, historic architecture, palate-tempting restaurants, bustling nightlife, action-packed pro sports and varied recreation options make for an exciting destination.

To help you learn about our beautiful city, we have compiled a roster of helpful links. We invite you to visit Oakland, whether for business or pleasure, and create some lasting memories in our town.



Official Visit Oakland website


Arts & Culture

Oakland Art Murmur

Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts


Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Oakland Central

Oakland Grown

Oakland Museum of California

Paramount Theatre of the Arts

Public Art in Oakland

Studio One Arts Center

The Great Wall of Oakland

Uptown ArtPark

Woodminster Summer Musicals




African American Museum & Library at Oakland

Boat Rentals on Lake Merritt

Camron Stanford House

Chabot Space & Science Center

Children’s Fairyland

City Parks, Recreation Centers, Public Pools & Golf Courses

Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate

East Bay Regional Parks

Fox Oakland Theater 

Jack London Square

Jack London Square Aquatic Center

Morcom Rose Garden

Oakland Museum of California

Oakland Zoo

Paramount Theatre of the Arts

Pardee Home Museum

Peralta Hacienda Historic Park

Remember Them Humanitarian Monument

The Gardens at Lake Merritt

USS Potomac

Walking Tours


Dining & Entertainment 

Broadway Shuttle

Fox Oakland Theater 


Oakland Central

Oakland Grown

Paramount Theatre of the Arts

Visit Oakland's Dining Page


Events & Festivals

Online Events Calendar

City Events

Coliseum & Arena Concerts & Events 



Visit Oakland's Accommodations Page


Oakland’s History

Oakland History Room



Oakland Grown


Visit Oakland's Shopping Page



City Parks, Recreation Centers, Public Pools & Golf Courses

Davie Tennis Stadium

Golden State Warriors

Oakland Athletics

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Oakland Ice Center

Oakland Outlaw Derby Girls

Oakland Raiders

Oracle Arena



AC Transit



Broadway Shuttle

Oakland International Airport

Oakland-Alameda Ferry

Online Transit Planning

Street Parking, Parking Meters and most Parking Matters