Guidelet: Oakland`s Hip Side - Top 100 Things To Do

A travel guide to Oakland, CA, United States | Target Market: College students, teens, young adults | A travel guide by: Stockspyder

Oakland is "The Town" located east of San Francisco and divided into three separate sections, North, East and West Oakland. With several districts that provide the adventure seeking traveler a wide range of services, foods and things to enjoy, Oakland is the center of the East Bay. Known for it's deep rooted history and the port of Alameda, Oakland is one of the biggest cities in Northern California.
Oakland`s Hip Side - Top 100 Things To Do", a travel guide to Oakland, CA, United States

Summary of points of interest in this travel guide to Oakland, CA, United States


Blue Bottle Coffee

Why visit:

Experience the finest creations from Oakland's finest baristas at Blue Bottle Coffee, and enjoy a custom tasting tour.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 4270 Broadway


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Blue Bottle Coffee, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Savor Oakland Food Tours, LLC

Why visit:

Located in the famous Jack London Square, Savor Oakland gives you just a taste of Northern California eating with elements of Asian fusion.

a day,varies,just show up option
at 3016 Filbert St Apt 7


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Savor Oakland Food Tours, LLC, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Fox Theater

Why visit:

The perfect mix of Old Oakland and modern social cultures, Fox Theater is an historic theatre of years long past. Make sure to pick up a “Telegraph Room” VIP pass to make your experience here even more unique.

a dinner,varies,just show up option
at 1807 Telegraph Ave


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Fox Theater, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Shan Dong

Why visit:

Shan Dong is a true hole in the wall kind of restaurant, offering some of the best Dim Sum in the Bay Area. Try the hakgow during a lunch special for a really delicious treat, especially if you love Hong Kong style brunch.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 328 10th St #101


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Shan Dong, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Commis

Why visit:

Some of the finest dining and wine selections in Oakland, Commis is a great choice for any dinner date or even business meeting. One of the only Michelin-starred restaurants in the East Bay, Commis has a little something for everyone.

a dinner,varies,fixed price option
at 3859 Piedmont Ave


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Commis, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Make Westing

Why visit:

Whether you are in town attending a game or maybe just heading out for a night on the town, Make Westing is the place you head to first to get the night started right. One of Oakland's oldest and most recognized pubs, there's a full bar and outdoor patio as well as two complete bocce courts to work out that sweat.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 1741 Telegraph Ave


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Make Westing, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Pretty Penny

Why visit:

Want to take in some shopping with a definite Oakland / Berkeley feel to it? Pretty Penny is located on College Street and it's a great blend of budget shopping and with a uniquely East Bay flair.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 5488 College Ave


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Pretty Penny, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Cafe Van Kleef

Why visit:

Located near the Fox Theater, Cafe Van Kleef is a quirky cafe frequented by many college students. Try the freshly squeezed Greyhound for a great way to kick off your night or take a stroll down to Lakeside Drive.

a day,just show up option
at 1621 Telegraph Ave


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Cafe Van Kleef, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Peerless Coffee & Tea

Why visit:

When you are tired of the same overpriced coffee from the big brand coffee shops, Peerless offers some of the finest coffee grinds and blends. Get your day started the right way with a large latte, made your way.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 260 Oak St


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Peerless Coffee & Tea, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Morcom Rose Garden

Why visit:

As another testament to Oakland's long history of beautiful gardens and parks, Morcom Rose Garden is for anyone who loves roses and beauty. It's a great place to have your wedding or even an event, with the roses providing a perfect backdrop.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 700 Jean St


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Morcom Rose Garden, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve

Why visit:

This old quarry canyon has been restored and turned into a regional preserve that's maintaining the lava formations and various rock labyrinths for generations to come.

a day,very cheap option
at 6800 Skyline Blvd


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Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

East Bay Winery Bike Tours

Why visit:

Who says drinking and riding don't mix? Not the guys over at East Bay Winery Bike Tours, which combine two very unlikely elements into a fun filled adventure for anyone in Oakland.

a lunch,dinner,very cheap,just show up option
at 6800 Skyline Blvd


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East Bay Winery Bike Tours, a tour attraction in  United States

Brotzeit Lokal

Why visit:

One of the best pubs in Oakland with a wide range of beers, if you like imported hops and a fantastic view see how busy Brotzeit is before stopping in.

a lunch,varies,just show up option
at 1000 Embarcadero


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Brotzeit Lokal, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Kinetic Arts Center

Why visit:

Whether you love performing arts or just want to have a little bit of fun, the Kinetic Arts Center off of 7th street is a great activity for anyone that's active.

a lunch,very cheap,just show up option
at 783 7th St.


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Kinetic Arts Center, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Oaklandish

Why visit:

If you are visiting or even if you live here, stopping by Oaklandish for a new shirt or hoodie is a great way to show your civic pride. Oakland themed clothing and apparel shows off "The Town"

a day,varies,just show up option
at 1444 Broadway


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Oaklandish, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Homeroom

Why visit:

Lose yourself in cheesy goodness and surprise yourself at all the different ways to enjoy mac-n-cheese at Oakland's Homeroom.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 400 40th St


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Homeroom, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Middle Harbor Shoreline Park

Why visit:

Want a way to enjoy the best of Alameda Island? Head over to Middle Harbor Shoreline Park and watch the cargo cranes do their thing, or simply enjoy a nice stroll along the coastline with San Francisco providing an excellent backdrop.

a day,night,free,just show up option
at 7th St & Middle Harbor Rd.


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Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Oakland Ballet School

Why visit:

Take in a showing of the Nutcracker or your favorite show at the Oakland Center of Ballet, off of MacArthur Blvd for a great way to enjoy the classics.

a night,varies,check site first option
at 2952 MacArthur Blvd


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Oakland Ballet School, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Oakland Aviation Museum

Why visit:

Located across from the Martin Luther King Shoreline Park, you can enjoy historic landmarks and retrace Amelia Earhart's steps at the Aviation Museum.

a day,varies,check site first option
at 8252 Earhart Rd


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Oakland Aviation Museum, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Woodminster

Why visit:

The largest outdoor theater in Oakland, Woodminster is home to many plays and seasonal events that are great no matter what your interests.

a night,varies,check site first option
at 8252 Earhart Rd


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Woodminster, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Jack's Night Market

Why visit:

There's so many things to do and see in Oakland's Jack London Square but the Night Market is one of the coolest and most unique ways to take in the iconic landmark.

a night,very cheap,just show up option
at 8252 Earhart Rd


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Jack

California Canoe & Kayak

Why visit:

Enjoy an evening of moonlight paddling in the Oakland estuary or take an afternoon jaunt out around Jack London Square. Either way, the Full Moon Paddle is a great event for all ages.

a day,varies,check site first option
at 409 Water St


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California Canoe & Kayak, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Waterfront Flicks

Why visit:

Take in an older movie or enjoy the next in the series of Waterfront Flicks at this iconic Jack London Square theatre. Get there early with plenty of blankets to make sure you enjoy your outdoor movie going experience.

a day,night,free,just show up option
at Jack London Square


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Waterfront Flicks, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

HushFest - Jack London Square

Why visit:

Unique and innovative, the popular HushFest is held around the world and the way you enjoy the music is through headphones, making for the quietest concert you've ever been to.

a day,night,varies,check site first option
at Broadway and Embarcadero


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HushFest - Jack London Square, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

1-2-3-4 Go! Records

Why visit:

Take in a live performance or shop for your favorite artists and LP's at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records. Filled to the brim with uniquely retro music and matching today's style, there's a lot to do and enjoy at 1-2-3-4 Go.

a day,varies,just show up option
at 420 40th St, #5


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1-2-3-4 Go! Records, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Down At Lulu's

Why visit:

Get your hair did and relive the rocking 60s through Down at Lulu's, a retro vintage boutique that's got something for everyone.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 6603 Telegraph Ave


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Down At Lulu

Buttercup Grill & Bar

Why visit:

Great for breakfast or even a late brunch, Buttercup has some of the best American style eating and comfort foods. Buttercup off Clayton Road is just one of their five locations.

a day,very cheap,varies,just show up option
at 4301 Clayton Rd


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Buttercup Grill & Bar, a tour attraction in Concord United States

Market Hall

Why visit:

Voted one of Oakland's finest eating establishments in 2015, Market Hall also lets you buy and ship products in store around the world.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 3805-3867 San Pablo Ave


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Market Hall, a tour attraction in Hercules United States

Timeless Coffee

Why visit:

Located along Piedmont Ave, Timeless Coffee is an extremely popular coffeehouse that's located across the street from Oakland Tech High.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 4252 Piedmont Ave


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Timeless Coffee, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Boot & Shoe Service

Why visit:

Part of Old Oakland that should be seen to be enjoyed, Boot & Shoe Service is one of the iconic pubs in the Lakeshore area.

a dinner,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 3308 Grand Ave


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Boot & Shoe Service, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Sweet Bar Bakery

Why visit:

Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth and have some fun? Sweet Bar Bakery combines classic elements of dessert aries of days long past, with a modern flair and hip hop style.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 2355 Broadway


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Sweet Bar Bakery, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant

Why visit:

At the very edge of Powell Street is one of the most in demand dim sum locations in all of the East Bay. Hong Kong East Ocean seafood restaurant gives you some of the best dim sum, and serves a great dinner for those who want a ocean view.

a day,dinner,varies,check option
at 3199 Powell St


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Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant, a tour attraction in Emeryville United States

Kainbigan

Why visit:

For the best Lumpia and Filipino food this side of the Bay Area, head over to Kainbigan for a wide selection of comfort food. And afterwards head over to The Paramount or Fox Theater to enjoy a late night movie.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 1741 San Pablo Ave.


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Kainbigan, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Heart & Dagger Saloon

Why visit:

Nearby Lake Merritt, Heart and Dagger is a funny tongue in cheek style pub that loves to poke fun at themselves. Enjoy a walk around Lakeshore drive or even go on a kayaking trip afterwards.

a dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 504 Lakeshore Ave


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Heart & Dagger Saloon, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

The Barrel Room

Why visit:

With rotational menus that provide a wide range of tastes, make sure to check the website beforehand to ensure that you get the food style you want given the menu available. Enjoy a glass of wine as you wait for your fine dining choice at The Barrel Room.

a dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 5330 College Ave


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The Barrel Room, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

The Good Hop Bottleshop

Why visit:

Friendly and warming, The Good Hop truly is a place you can go where everybody knows your name. Enjoy your favorite drink or hang out with friends at this lively pub that's just a quick jaunt from Adams Point.

a lunch,dinner,very cheap,just show up option
at 2421 Telegraph Ave #102


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The Good Hop Bottleshop, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Chocolatier Blue

Why visit:

Love chocolates and sweets? then head over to Chocolatier Blue for a chance to satisfy that sweet tooth. Located on University Ave, make sure to check the line ahead of time by calling or reviewing the live cam before heading over.

a day,very cheap,check,must schedule option
at 1964 University Ave.


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Chocolatier Blue, a tour attraction in Berkeley United States

Hipline Studio

Why visit:

Nearby Lake Merritt and supercharged with The Town attitude, Hipline is a studio for everyone looking to have a good time. Come in and sign up for any number of classes, and make sure to bring your heart, soul and energy.

a day,night,varies,check site first option
at 3270 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610


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Hipline Studio, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Phil's Sliders

Why visit:

Sliders here are mouth watering scrumptious morsels that will have you coming back for more. Small location and friendly service lend more of the Old Oakland vibes to this wonderful little eatery. Order online through their online app and save time by having your order ready for pickup, you'll thank me later.

a lunch,very cheap,check option
at 2024 Shattuck Ave


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Phil

Bakesale Betty

Why visit:

Want some of the best eating in Old Oakland, Bakesale Betty serves some classic food with a flair of the East Bay. Try their world-class strawberry shortcakes, served on a ironing board for a special treat.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 5098 Telegraph Ave


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Bakesale Betty, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Brown Sugar Kitchen

Why visit:

Soul comfort food and rich country tastes at Brown Sugar Kitchen, set against the backdrop of Mandela Parkway which is a great biking or hiking course in it's own right.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 2534 Mandela Pkwy


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Brown Sugar Kitchen, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Classic Cars West

Why visit:

For automotive enthusiasts and car restoration lovers everywhere, Classic Cars West is the epicenter of vintage vehicles that you'll enjoy during a quick brunch jaunt.

a day,varies,just show up option
at 411 26th St


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Classic Cars West, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Cat Town Cafe

Why visit:

A cafe with some of the most interesting and soft patrons you'll ever see, Cat Town Cafe is wildly successful to cat lovers and non cat lovers alike.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 2869 Broadway


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Cat Town Cafe, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Arizmendi Bakery & Pizzeria

Why visit:

One of the best pizzerias off Lakeshore, Arizmendi is close enough for anyone visiting the Lake Merritt area to enjoy pizza and the finest baked goods.

a lunch,very cheap,check option
at 4301 San Pablo Ave


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Arizmendi Bakery & Pizzeria, a tour attraction in Emeryville United States

Everett & Jones Barbeque

Why visit:

Live entertainment, smoking BBQ and good times are three of the largest items on the menu at Everett & Jones BBQ. Located off of University Ave, you will want to definitely call ahead to make sure the wait lines aren't insufferable.

a dinner,check option
at 1955 San Pablo Ave


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Everett & Jones Barbeque, a tour attraction in Berkeley United States

The Hog's Apothecary

Why visit:

The largest selection of microbrews and imported beers, Hog's Apothecary features home made American cooking and comfort food. Try their custom IPA for those who want an hoppy tasting light beer.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 375 40th Street


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The Hog

Plum Bar + Restaurant

Why visit:

Plenty of people head to PB for an upper scale dining experience, but many don't know about the large selection of beers and wines. Try a glass from their "Select" lineup of privately owned wine caskets.

a dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 2216 Broadway


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Plum Bar + Restaurant, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Pathos Restaurant & Bar

Why visit:

Organic Greek cooking with Mediterranean flair, Pathos is the original organic restaurant just a few blocks from UC Berkeley.

a lunch,varies option
at 2430 Shattuck Ave


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Pathos Restaurant & Bar, a tour attraction in Berkeley United States

Restaurant Chu

Why visit:

Happy hour doesn't get any better than the workday hours of 5-6 at Restaurant Chu, and just minutes away from the Claremont Country Club for those who don't want the fun to stop.

a lunch,dinner,very cheap,just show up option
at 5362 College Ave


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Restaurant Chu, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant

Why visit:

Easily one of the best Sushi bars in all of Oakland, let alone Jack London Square, Yoshi's is a high end, upscale restaurant that's got lots of live entertainment for you to enjoy.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 510 Embarcadero W


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Yoshi

Ohgane Korean BBQ

Why visit:

Want an authentic Korean BBQ experience? Oakland is definitely the city for you if you don't want to take the longer trip to San Jose or Santa Clara. Lots of BBQ meats and marinades deliver a palate pleasing meal. Make sure to bring extra clothes to handle the extreme smoke that lingers inside from everyone cooking at their table.

a dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 3915 Broadway


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Ohgane Korean BBQ, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Shooting Star Cafe

Why visit:

When you are dialing down the night, and want a late night snack Shooting Star cafe can handle your late night cravings. Perfect for those bar hoppers or pub bouncers, Shooting Star is open late to serve all party goers.

a dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 1068 Webster St


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Shooting Star Cafe, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Rumbo al Sur

Why visit:

Fine Latin American dishes and live entertainment make Rumbo al Sur a well known secret for native Easy Bay residents. Head in and enjoy a plate of Juiiicle or a tall glass of beer to go along with it, Rumbo is the best place to eat on this side of Park Blvd.

a dinner,night,varies,check site first option
at 4239 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602


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Rumbo al Sur, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

District Lounge

Why visit:

The premier ale and wine house lounge in Oakland, District is one of the first late night lounges on our list, but definitely not the last.

a night option
at 827 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607


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District Lounge, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana

Why visit:

Near Chinatown, Tamarindo offers authentic Mexican food and dishes and is the place to get burritos in Old Oakland. Their carnitas tacos are excellent, but the wait times can be a bit long.

a lunch,very cheap,just show up option
at 468 8th St


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Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Heinold's First & Last Chance

Why visit:

Tongue in cheek and with a great atmosphere, Heinold's is perfect for a late night brew or even to get your night started. Old Oakland has never been represented better than through the First and Last Chance at Heinold's.

a dinner,very cheap,just show up option
at 48 Webster St


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Heinold

Shakewell

Why visit:

Mediterranean restaurant with a modern flair, Shakewell is near Lakeshore and is surrounded with wonderful things to do and see. Special cocktails like the Michigan Blue or dishes from that earned Shakewell the 2015 Michelin Guide recommended restaurant title, no matter what your tastes Shakewell has you covered.

a lunch,varies,just show up option
at 3407 Lakeshore Ave


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Shakewell, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen

Why visit:

Want a taste of the true South? Then Angeline's is the place you need to head to for the best gumbo and seafood dishes of the South. Dixie blues have never tasted better than they do at Angeline's. Make sure to find parking ahead of time before heading in to avoid the hassle of Shattuck's parking meters.

a lunch,varies,just show up option
at 2261 Shattuck Ave


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Angeline

Far Leaves Tea

Why visit:

Enjoy a cup of tea and take in the sights through Southwest Oakland and Berkeley. Far Leaves has quite a bit of selection for local pastries and also has a great patio area perfect for taking in the sounds and sights.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 2626 San Pablo Ave


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Far Leaves Tea, a tour attraction in Berkeley United States

Jack London Square Inn

Why visit:

Check in here if you are visiting, or simply visit to take on the "Call of the Wild" through the wolf statue in front of Heinold's. Throw a penny into Jack London's Cabin and take a stroll down the famous stretch.

a dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 2626 San Pablo Ave


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Jack London Square Inn, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

GhostTown

Why visit:

The center for hipsters everywhere, Ghosttown has a bit of everything from antique art and a decent selection of beer. Check the website to see what the next attraction is, and enjoy artwork from all over the Bay Area. Always make sure to visit Athens street for parking, and avoid the parking structures who just want to take your money.

a night,varies option
at 2519 San Pablo Ave


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GhostTown, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

The Alley

Why visit:

Enjoy a steak done your way, have a brew or two or even try to embarrass yourself by singing a piano solo at The Alley. Nearby the historic Lake Merritt, there's plenty to do and see once you are done offending your friends and family.

a day,dinner option
at 3325 Grand Ave Oakland, CA 94610


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The Alley, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Children's Fairyland

Why visit:

Have kids or just want to relive your childhood? Head over to the fairy tale themed Fairyland, an Oakland landmark since the 1960s and a great place for any child to explore and enjoy.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 699 Bellevue Ave


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Children

Project Bandaloop Studio

Why visit:

Want to see something you won't see everyday? Head over to Bandaloop and enjoy their thrilling vertical dances that are both life affirming and death defying at the same time.

a day,varies option
at 1601 18th St


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Project Bandaloop Studio, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Camino

Why visit:

Camino restaurant is some of the best eating in Oakland, serving seafood and American fusion dishes baked with their wood ovens.

a dinner,varies,just show up option
at 3917 Grand Ave


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Camino, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Oakland Zoo

Why visit:

Part of Knowland Park, the Oakland Zoo is still a great place for people of all ages to enjoy. Perfect for kids and teens, the Oakland Zoo has a variety of rides and their Sky Gondola can transport you from the entrance to the opposite end of the park.

a day,very cheap option
at 9777 Golf Links Rd


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Oakland Zoo, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

City Slicker Farms

Why visit:

See urban redevelopment in action at City Slicker Farms, the community built marketplace that encourages organic foods and fruits. Make sure to bring a big bag so that you can go through the many healthy options, and shop with confidence knowing you are helping the local community.

a day option
at 1625 16th Street, Oakland, CA 94607


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City Slicker Farms, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Golden State Warriors

Why visit:

After suffering through a long stretch of irrelevance, it's never been a better time to go enjoy a Warriors game. Should do this one soon, before the team is ripped from the East Bay and transplanted to San Francisco.

a night,varies option
at 1011 Broadway


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Golden State Warriors, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Champa Garden

Why visit:

When you want traditional Vietnamese food without compromise, Champa Garden has some of the best Vietnamese and Laotian foods. Their Nam Kaow is some of the best dishes you can find in Oakland.

a lunch,very cheap,just show up option
at 2102 8th Ave


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Champa Garden, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Oliveto Cafe & Restaurant

Why visit:

Italian cuisine and fine wine selection headline Oliveto, the cafe with heart and a passion for local grown produce. Great for private parties in the Siena Room, or birthday parties and celebrations, Oliveto is located off of College Ave underneath Highway 24.

a dinner,varies option
at 5655 College Ave


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Oliveto Cafe & Restaurant, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

African American Museum & Library at Oakland

Why visit:

Celebrate the rich traditions at the African American Museum and Library in Oakland for a great way to enjoy the historic nature of Old Oakland. Perfectly situated at the north end of Old Oakland, the museum helps locals remember their roots.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 659 14th St


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African American Museum & Library at Oakland, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Fruitvale Village

Why visit:

Take in a local concert or mariachi band at the Fruitvale Village, a local collection of restaurants and local businesses that has something for everyone.

a day,varies,just show up option
at 3301 E. 12th St.


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Fruitvale Village, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Oakland City Center Fountain

Why visit:

Conveniently located in the middle of downtown Oakland, the City Center Fountain is a large part of the remodeling and rescaling of downtown Oakland. Renovation includes several high rise condominiums and local businesses and eateries.

a day,very cheap option
at 3301 E. 12th St.


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Oakland City Center Fountain, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

Why visit:

Located on the waterfront, the Lake Chalet Bar & Grill gives you a great way to enjoy Lake Merritt and the Lakeside Park with the freshest catch and seafood in Oakland.

a day,night,varies,just show up option
at 1520 Lakeside Dr


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The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Old Oakland Historic District

Why visit:

Want to see and taste what Old Oakland was all about? Stroll on over between the streets of 7th and 12th for the best shopping and eating in the Historic District. Shop through the various vintage stores or hunt for that hole in the wall restaurant you can't do without, there's mystery and fun to be found in the Historic District of Oakland.

a day,night,very cheap option
at 1520 Lakeside Dr


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Old Oakland Historic District, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub

Why visit:

Majestic views and the best brews to match the freshest catch of the day, Quinn's Lighthouse provides a taste of the Bay Area with a view that can't be beat.

a dinner,varies option
at 1951 Embarcadero


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Quinn

Kaiser Rooftop Garden

Why visit:

One of the most famous gardens west of Lakeshore Park, the Kaiser Rooftop garden is a sprawling 3 acre garden with over 6,000 sq feet of indoor garden and walkways.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 300 Lakeside Dr


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Kaiser Rooftop Garden, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

The New Parish

Why visit:

Enjoy a night out on the town or take in your favorite comedian or band, The New Parish is the new age of Oakland nightclub that headlines several bands and talents depending on their schedule.

a dinner,varies option
at 579 18th St


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The New Parish, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Pan Theater

Why visit:

Enjoy a play or take in an improv show for the best in comedy and entertainment at Pan Theater. You can also audition to join a house team and put your skills and talents to the test.

a day,night,very cheap option
at 2135 Broadway


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Pan Theater, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Oakland Art and Soul

Why visit:

15 years in the making, this festival is one of the highlights of Oakland, providing a two day window for everyone to come and take in the sounds, foods and fun in downtown Oakland. Want to beat the traffic and get a jump on the festival? Park in the City Center West Parking garage at the corner of 12th & Martin Luther King for just $5

a day option
at 4th Street & Broadway


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Oakland Art and Soul, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Oakland Ice Center

Why visit:

Before it was known as Sharks Ice Oakland, the Ice Center was the place to go for a free skate or to take in a minor league hockey game. Make sure to check the schedule online to make sure that the center is open for free skate before heading in.

a day,night,very cheap option
at 519 18th St


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Oakland Ice Center, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Paragon

Why visit:

The Paragon Restaurant & Bar at The Claremont is a casual diner with some the best views in the Bay Area. Featuring American brasserie-style cuisine by Chef Josh Thomsen, who won the Michelin 2014 Finest Cook Award.

a day,night,very cheap,check option
at 41 Tunnel Rd


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Paragon, a tour attraction in Berkeley United States

Stork Club

Why visit:

One of the best dive bars in the entire East Bay, Stork Club is a great choice for cheap drinks and lots of fun. See a local show or catch a band with live music and entertainment.

a day,night,very cheap option
at 2330 Telegraph Ave


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Stork Club, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

The Ruby Room

Why visit:

Part Oakland, part red light district and all Oakland, The Ruby Room is the very definition of a dive bar. Complete with gizmo red lighting and lots of entertainment to be hand, Ruby Room is a great choice to start any night out on the town.

a dinner,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 132 14th St


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The Ruby Room, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Fentons Creamery & Restaurant

Why visit:

Grab a late night snack or treat yourself to a indulgent morsel at Fenton's, famous for their sky high black and tan milkshakes.

a night,very cheap,just show up option
at 4226 Piedmont Ave


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Fentons Creamery & Restaurant, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

O.co Coliseum

Why visit:

Enjoy a baseball game and chant along with the A's fans who root for Green Collar baseball each and every year. Take advantage of BART to avoid the long lines in and out of O.Co Coliseum.

a day,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 7000 Coliseum Way


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O.co Coliseum, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Oakland Museum of California

Why visit:

OMCA is a collection of programs and displays that will appeal to everyone. Make sure to head to the museum before lunch to take advantage of the awesome food trucks that drive by Oak Street.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 1000 Oak St


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Oakland Museum of California, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Grand Lake Theater

Why visit:

Easily one of the most recognizable theaters in all of Oakland, the Grand Lake also gives you a chance to enjoy the Mighty Wurlitzer before showtime.

a day,night,varies option
at 3200 Grand Ave


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Grand Lake Theater, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Ramen Shop

Why visit:

Looking for noodles and a quick bite to eat in Rockridge? Head over to the Ramen Shop and if it's too busy you've got more than enough selection of other eateries, spas and boutique shopping.

a day,dinner,very cheap,just show up option
at 5812 College Ave


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Ramen Shop, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

the Graduate

Why visit:

Grab a drink and enjoy free popcorn at The Graduate, a low key dive bar that lets you sit down and relax with a view of bustling Rockridge.

a day,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 6202 Claremont Ave


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the Graduate, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

George & Walt's

Why visit:

Frequented by Oakland A's fans and Raider fans alike, George and Walt's is filled with giant plush seats that let you enjoy your drink in solitude.

a night,varies option
at 5445 College Ave


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George & Walt

Segway Of Oakland

Why visit:

Take a guided tour on a funky two-wheel Segway and see the sights of Lake Merritt for a low price.

a day,very cheap option
at 212 International Blvd


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Segway Of Oakland, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Midnight Kayak

Why visit:

Enjoy a kayaking trip at midnight to take in the calm serene waters just off Jack London Square. Make sure to pick a night sometime in the summer to save yourself from the biting winter winds.

a night option
at 409 Water Street Jack London Square Oakland, CA 94607


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Midnight Kayak, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Edible Excursions

Why visit:

Can't figure out where to go and what to eat? Not sure what place is best for your desire to taste a true Oakland meal? Try Edible Excursions for a guided tour on all of Oakland's finest eateries.

a day option
at 409 Water Street Jack London Square Oakland, CA 94607


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Edible Excursions, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Chabot Space & Science Center

Why visit:

Look into space and gaze at the stars from atop Skyline Blvd and the Redwood Regional Park from the Chabot Space and Science Center.

a night,very cheap,just show up option
at 10000 Skyline Blvd


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Chabot Space & Science Center, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

USS Potomac

Why visit:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidential yacht is one of the few floating museums left in the country and was known as the "Floating White House" by the press. Visit for a chance to enjoy history and eat at any of the local Jack London Square restaurants.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at Dock at Jack London Square


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USS Potomac, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Paramount Theatre

Why visit:

A great way to enjoy your favorite show through the Paramount staff of actors and dancers, this old style theatre holds a variety of dance shows that can be seen through their website.

a night,varies option
at 2025 Broadway


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Paramount Theatre, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show

Why visit:

Located in Jack London Square, you can take a trip on a princely yacht around the estuary and return back to land to enjoy the best dining and drinks in Oakland's port.

a dinner,varies option
at 2025 Broadway


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Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

Lake Merritt

Why visit:

One of the largest single landmarks in the Easy Bay, Lake Merritt has something that will appeal to all ages. You can rent a ride on an Italian gondola or other watercraft and when you are done, a simple stroll over to any number of the many restaurants and bars can complete your day.

a day,very cheap option
at Grand Ave.


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Lake Merritt, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

New Parkway Theater

Why visit:

The newest theater to Oakland combines many old school elements with wide row seating and beer coastered tables between each segment of seats. Enjoy a cult classic and a wide range of "B" movies or the latest and greatest releases, the new Parkway theater has lots to offer the moviegoer.

a day,night,very cheap option
at 474 24th Street


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New Parkway Theater, a tour attraction in Oakland United States

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