About Oakland


Let's have a look around into background of Oakland
  • County: Alameda
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
  • Latitude: 37.804363
  • Longitude: -122.271111
  • Time zone: Pacific Time Zone
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -8 hours

Weather in Oakland

  • Climate: Warm – Summer Mediterranean Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: April to October

Location

Oakland in the west coast is the eighth largest city with one of the busiest port in the US State of California. The total population of Oakland is 419,267 (2015 Census).

Distance from Oakland center to Airport

Oakland residents have an access to 3 major airports. Oakland International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and San Jose International Airport.

Driving Distance: 10 miles / 16 km

Driving Time: 15 Minutes

Languages: English followed by Spanish.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Oakland International Airport
  • Rail: Amtrak
  • Road: Bus: Greyhound Lines, Boltbus and Megabus

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: $5 Minimum
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $2 - $5

Nearby Tourist Cities




Fremont

Location

Fremont is a in the US state of California. Fremont has a total population of 213,276 (2016 Census)

Weather
  • Climate: Mediterranean Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: March to June
Tourist Attractions
  • Lake Elizabeth
  • Ardenwood Historic Farm
  • Mission Peak




San Francisco

Location

San Francisco, in northern California, is a hilly city on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. 

Weather
  • Climate:  Warm Summer Mediterranean Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: Spring and in the months from September to November
Tourist Attractions
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Fort Point National Historic Site




San Jose

Location
Weather
  • Climate: Mediterranean Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: April to October (Dry Season)
Tourist Attractions
  • Winchester Mystery House
  • Almaden Quicksilver County Park
  • Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies

Emergency Contact Numbers in Oakland city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Railroad: 1 800 872 7245 (Amtrak)
  • Airport: +1 510 563 3300 (Oakland International Airport)
  • Hospital: +1 510 437 4800 (Highland Hospital)

Events

Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Oakland

  • Culture Fest
  • Summer Solstice Music Festival
  • OktoberFest in the Diamond

Tourist Attractions

  • Jack London Square
  • Lake Merritt
  • Chabot Space and Science Center

Theatre & Concerts

  • Fox Theatre
  • Paramount Theatre
  • Grand Lake Theatre

Visit Top Restaurants in Oakland

  • Burma Superstar
  • Wood Tavern
  • Mua

Top Shopping Centers in Oakland

  • Eastmont Town Center
  • Bay Street Emeryville
  • Foothill Square

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • African American Museum and Library
  • Oakland Aviation Museum
  • Joaquin Miller Park

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Spider Roll – Yoshi's
  • White Cheddar – Homeroom
  • Asparagus Omelet – Fat Lady

Sports Club

  • Oakland Athletics – Baseball
  • Oakland Raiders – Football
  • Golden State Warriors - Basketball

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: $ 2
  • Taxi: $ 3 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): $ 2900
  • Cheap meal: $ 15
  • Gasoline: $ 0.74 / litre
  • 3 course meal: $ 70
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