Oakland area, United States
Tourism and Travel to Oakland USA
Oakland is a cosmopolitan and artistic city located just east of San Francisco. Pleasant and enjoyable, it offers an ideal atmosphere for vacation and business, and the city's climate and convenient geographic location create an attractive destination at any time of year. Discover Oakland!
Exploring the City
Touring Oakland is a relaxing and entertaining experience. The mild climate and fresh air makes it easy to explore the city on foot or on bike while enjoying incredible natural scenery and beautiful architecture. The city has various bike routes throughout town as well as bodies of water that are perfect for fun water sports. Oakland's public transportation system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely on the bus or metro.
Downtown Oakland is the center of city life, home to most of the area's business, financial and political districts as well as a large number of historic buildings. Twentieth century architecture can be found in numerous offices, apartment buildings and homes constructed during the economic boom of the 1920s.
Oakland has been the birthplace of countless artistic and cultural movements, boasting a large number of museums, incredible theater shows and dozens of festivals throughout the year. The city is home to endless musicians, writers and actors as well as one of the top ballet companies in the United States. Visit Oakland at any time of the year and you're sure to find excellent options to enrich your mind and spirit through the beauty of art.
Driving to San Francisco
From the eastern part of San Francisco Bay, Oakland offers easy access to San Francisco via the Oakland Bay-San Francisco Bridge. This scenic route offers spectacular views, taking you to the city of San Francisco in a matter of minutes. If you're renting a car in Oakland, this trip is a great way to go shopping in San Francisco, enjoy its nightlife or close a deal when traveling on business.
Ferry to San Francisco
If you're looking for a more relaxing and recreational way to reach San Francisco, Oakland also has a convenient ferry to San Francisco. This service leaves the Oakland dock and takes you to San Francisco in less than 30 minutes.
Not only is this city ideal for a family vacation, business trip or shopping spree, it also has world class sporting events. Oakland features professional baseball, football and basketball teams, all with a large local and visiting fan base. To make your exciting sports trip to Oakland an even more convenient experience, the three teams all play on an enormous complex that's easy to reach from any part of the city.
A Green City
Oakland is one of the most prestigious cities in the United States when it comes to recycling and renewable energy, making the city particularly attractive for travelers who look for eco friendly options when choosing a vacation destination. In Oakland, you'll see diverse initiatives for protecting the environment, including ecological electricity sources, nature reserves and various parks.
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