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

San Francisco has a warm sunny and a clear sky with moderate temperature all through the year. San Francisco is famous for its multiple microclimates and the infamous fog that doesn’t stay for long.

Summers are when there is an influx of visitors and tourists. Hotels on the bay area fetch higher rates during this season. Hotels near the airport are cheaper however they hardly have any tourist spots nearby and public transport is limited.

Best time to visit is in the fall season is when the climate is particularly warm with balmy weather. The flights to San Francisco are particularly cheaper during this time.

  • Climate:  Warm Summer Mediterranean Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: Spring and in the months from September to November
Tourist Attractions

From the fantastic scenery of the redwood trees of the Muir woods to plenty of cruise options and epicurean trips; there is a lot to enjoy while on a trip to San Francisco.

A visit to Chinatown, one of the largest Chinese communities outside China is a unique experience strolling around the ethnic enclave shopping for affordable souvenirs and at herbalist, stores tucked deep in the alleys.

A walk down Lombard Street that runs all the way across town has stunning 8 sharp turns of roadway fringed by colorful flowers on both sides.

Try the 90 minute Bay cruise to the famous Alcatraz that goes right up till the Golden gate bridge, and the waterfront west of Fisherman’s Wharf, and covers the Island Hop on the same day. There are dinner cruises, sunset sails and ferry tours available to explore the most fantastic sceneries of the raven islands.

The Napa Valley's epicurean trip is particularly famous for wine tasting tours with the nice scenery of the vineyards.

  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Fort Point National Historic Site
  • Cable Car ride of the city’s Muni System
  • Trip of “The Rock – Alcatraz”
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Fisherman’s Warf
  • 500-year-old trees at the Muir Woods National Park
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium




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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