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Things To Do in Oakland, CA

Do you feel like you’re in a rut? Break free from the routine by exploring all the wonderful, fun-filled things to do in the area! We have it all from family fun and kid-friendly entertainment, to adult playgrounds and movie theaters. Discover just how rich the city is by scrolling below to find out the attractions around you.

Click on any attraction to get directions. You can also click on each category to find even more things to do. From outdoor fun to indoor mystery – nothing compares to the excitement that awaits you. With all our options, you’ll wish that days lasted longer!

Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate

Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate

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Oakland Hot Air Balloons

Oakland Hot Air Balloons

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Fire Arts Festival - The Crucible

Fire Arts Festival - The Crucible

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Metropolitan Golf Links

Metropolitan Golf Links

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Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt

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Piedmont Theatre

Piedmont Theatre

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Oakland Museum of California

Oakland Museum of California

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TheatreFIRST

TheatreFIRST

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Café Van Kleef

Café Van Kleef

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Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zoo

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City Center

City Center

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The Broken Rack

The Broken Rack

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Bonsai Garden

Bonsai Garden

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Local Resources in Oakland, CA

When you’re visiting a city or are new to the area, finding information on local resources might be hard. You may find yourself in need of airport information, food banks, local radio and TV stations, hospitals, churches or even schools in the area. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Our local resources include universities, colleges and school districts; local government services and branches; hospitals, clinics and urgent care services; local news stations and newspapers; airports and trains; and local utilities – cable and internet services, natural gas, electric, water and cell phone services.

Anything you might need while you travel or when you first get established in a new city, we have in our "Local Resources" tab at the top of the page. Click on the category you’re looking for to find countless options to suit your needs.

Samuel Merritt University

Samuel Merritt University

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Oakland Convention & Visitors Bureau

Oakland Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Oakland Medical Center

Oakland Medical Center

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KRON TV 4

KRON TV 4

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East Bay Times

East Bay Times

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AC Transit

AC Transit

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East Bay Municipal Utility District

East Bay Municipal Utility District

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