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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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, recreation, and the venerable Yoshi's ( 510 Embarcadero W ) jazz club line Jack London Square,...

Lake Merritt

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Runners, joggers, and power walkers charge along the 3.4-mile path that encircles this 155-acre heart-shaped natural saltwater lake.

Oakland Museum of California

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This museum surveys the state's art, history, and natural wonders in three galleries of absorbing, interactive exhibits. Travel through...

Old Oakland

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The restored Victorian storefronts that line the four historic blocks of Oakland's original downtown 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 Symphony...

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...


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


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Centering on Telegraph Avenue between 40th and 51st Streets, Temescal (the Aztec term for "sweat house") is a low-pretension, moneyed-hipster...


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This is where nightlife and cutting-edge art happens in Oakland, along the Telegraph Avenue/Broadway corridor north of downtown. Dozens...


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