The Bay Area Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Bay Area - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Point Reyes National Seashore 5

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Año Nuevo State Reserve 1

Big Basin Redwoods State Park 1

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A densely packed, bustling neighborhood, Oakland's Chinatown, unlike its San Francisco counterpart, makes no concessions to tourists.

Jack London Square

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Shops, minor historic sites, restaurants, and the venerable Yoshi's jazz club line Jack London Square, named for the author of The Call...

Lake Merritt

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Joggers and power walkers charge along the 3-mile path that encircles this 155-acre natural saltwater lake in downtown Oakland. Crew...

Oakland Museum of California

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The museum surveys the state's art, history, and natural wonders in three galleries of absorbing, detailed exhibits. You can travel through...

Old Oakland

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The restored Victorian storefronts lining four historic blocks, formerly Oakland's main business district, now contain restaurants, cafés,...

Paramount Theatre

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A glorious art-deco specimen, the Paramount operates as a venue for concerts and performances of all kinds, from the Oakland East Bay...

Redwood Regional Park

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Sequoia sempervirens, or coastal redwoods, grow to 150 feet tall in Redwood Regional Park, one of the few spots in the Bay Area that...


  • Neighborhood/Street

This upscale neighborhood is one of Oakland's most desirable places to live. Explore the tree-lined streets that radiate out from College...


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Centering on Telegraph Avenue between Piedmont and South Berkeley, Temescal ("sweat house" in the language of the Aztec) is a low-pretension...


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This is where nightlife and cutting-edge art happens in Oakland, along the formerly gritty, currently crazy-cool Telegraph Avenue/Broadway...