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Things to do in Oakland

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Oakland. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Oakland attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Oakland to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Oakland.

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  • Cesar

    A busy spot for cocktails and tapas, Cesar has a happy hour that runs both before and after dinnertime. Large double doors open between the outside... More
  • Dashe Cellars

    South of Jack London Square, Dashe Cellars hosts weekend tastings of its Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petite Syrah wines. More
  • Fox Theater

    A Moroccan-style pile from 1928 (neon marquee out front; gilded ceilings inside) that shuttered in 1966 and reopened last year as one of the best i... More
  • Jack London Market

    Located along Oakland's waterfront, the Pacific Coast Farmer's Market bustles each Sunday morning (from 9 a.m to 2 p.m) as over 40 stall set up in ... More
  • McMullen

    At this new, second branch of Oakland’s cutting-edge boutique, where you’ll find 3.1 Phillip Lim dresses and Loeffler Randall shoes. More
  • Oakland Museum of California

    This collection of galleries, terraces, and gardens (collaboratively created in 1969 by architect Kevin Roche and landscape artist Dan Kiley) explo... More

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