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Oakland Travel Guide

Why Visit Oakland

Oakland is a hip city that’s dialed into the arts and food scene. Family-friendly attractions include Fairyland and Chabot Space and Science Center. Fitness travelers can jog Lake Merritt or hike the regional parks. Restaurants and artisanal producers offer culinary adventures.

When to Visit Oakland

Oakland isn’t as driven by seasonality as some destinations, making it a good bet any time of year. Catch a monthly event like First Fridays, or visit Oakland for Oakland Art Month in May, the Art + Soul Festival in August, or the Eat Real food festival and Pride celebrations in September.

Oakland Weather

Oakland summers tend to be warm but not hot, and spring and fall offer some of the year’s best weather, since fog is less common. In the winter months, temperatures regularly drop into the 50s and 60s Fahrenheit. In Oakland, as in the rest of the Bay Area, micro-climates rule.

Urban Wine Trail

A trip to Oakland isn’t complete without tasting a little local flavor. Like everything else in Oakland, our wine scene is a little different. Oakland’s urban wineries are housed in renovated warehouse spaces, but the wine quality is second to none. Being so close to California wine country doesn’t hurt either, grapes are sourced from […]