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Oakland, CA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 27
Total Sleeping Rooms 5,000
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 489
Committable Meeting Rooms* 36
Convention Center Space 64,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $161
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $69
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $216
*Maximum for a single hotel

Oakland, CA Things to Do and Attractions

Jack London Square

One of Oakland's most beloved destinations, Jack London Square boasts a peaceful waterfront, European-style walkways, and a vibrant bar and restaurant scene, as well as one-of-a-kind boutiques, wineries, a sailing school, bike rentals, kayak lessons,

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Oakland Museum of California

Telling the story of California and its people through art, history, and natural science, the Oakland Museum of California in Oakland's Lake Merritt neighborhood works to inspire all Californians to create a more vibrant future for themselves and

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Oakland Zoo

More than 700 native and exotic animals make their home at the family-favorite Oakland Zoo, nestled in the 525-acre Knowland Park in Oakland Hills. Visitors can explore the zoo's African Savannah, Rain Forest, California Trail, and interactive

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Fox Theater

A 1928 movie house turned music venue fixture in Oakland's Uptown area, the Fox Theatre is fresh off a $75 million renovation that has brought back its original Art Deco design and with a state-of-the-art Meyer sound system. With a total capacity

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Paramount Theatre

First opened in 1931 as a classic movie house, today's Paramount Theatre has been fully restored to its original grandeur, right down to its 110-foot-high Art Deco outdoor mosaic and indoor Balinese rose-wood, Malaysian teak, Italian marble, and gold

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Children's Fairyland

A whimsical storybook children's park that served as the inspiration for Disneyland, this picturesque Lakeside Park destination has been a beloved spot since it first opened in 1950. The 10-acre park features close to 60 storybook sets ranging from

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Brown Sugar Kitchen

West Oakland's Brown Sugar Kitchen serves a delicious interpretation of soul food cuisine crafted with locally grown, organic, and seasonal products complemented by an eclectic wine list. The vibrant, lively restaurant is open Tuesday through

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Calavera Mexican Kitchen & Agave Bar

Inspired by the artists, ingredients, and craftspeople of Mexico, Calavera Mexican Kitchen & Agave Bar serves Mexican region-inspired cuisine and a comprehensive drink menu. The sleek Uptown spot is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 10:00

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Blind Tiger Oakland

Serving Pan-Asian inspired tapas and craft cocktails, Blind Tiger Oakland is known for its stylish setting with unique wood beams, communal tables, and cozy seating area lit by colorful paper lanterns. The restaurant's unique cold and hot tapas menu

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A casual Mediterranean restaurant with a Spanish twist, Shakewell brings the flavors of Spain, Turkey, and North Africa to Oakland's Grand Lake neighborhood. This friendly spot serves lunch Wednesday through Friday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, dinner

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Warriors, Raiders, A's Games

As the only city in California with three professional sports teams, Oakland is home to the Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders, and Oakland Athletics. The Warriors play at the Oracle Arena, while the A's and Raiders share the Oakland-Alameda

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The Crucible

Known for its unique industrial arts education programs and innovative performances, The Crucible is a nonprofit arts education organization fostering the collaboration of arts, industry, and community. Located in Jack London Square, The Crucible

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Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant

One of the world's most respected jazz venues, Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant in Jack London Square is a fantastic spot for great food and entertainment. Yoshi's is open Monday through Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm, Thursday through

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The New Parish

Catch live reggae, roots, and world music at The New Parish, an Uptown music venue and comedy club known for its vibrant setting.


Overlooking the waterfront in Jack London Square, Plank is a fun dining and entertainment spot with 18 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, video games, bocce, and a huge patio with an outdoor beer garden, fire pits, and picnic-style seating. Groups can

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Café Van Kleef

Quirky art lines the walls of this Uptown nightlife spot known for its live music and craft cocktails with fresh-squeezed juice. Café Van Kleef is open Monday from 4:00 pm to 2:00 am, Tuesday through Friday from noon to 2:00 am, Saturday from

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Bar Dogwood

Enjoy handcrafted cocktails, house-made charcuterie, and a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches at Uptown's Bar Dogwood. This intimate, cozy spot is open daily from 4:00 pm to 2:00 am Monday through Saturday.

Mad Oak Bar & Yard

Mad Oak Bar & Yard is a neighborhood bar with a large patio, rooftop deck with a living wall, and a rotating pop-up kitchen, as well as 40 taps. Mad Oak Bar & Yard is open Monday through Wednesday from 3:00pm through midnight, Thursday from 3:00pm

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Plum Bar

Barrel-aged cocktails and classic American food are served at Uptown's Plum Bar, a contemporary space with poetry-covered walls and a custom wood bar and furnishings. Plum Bar is open Monday through Thursday from 3:30 pm to midnight, Friday from 3:30

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Temescal Brewing Company

A production brewery, tasting room, beer garden, and arts space in one, Temescal Brewing Company also features rotating food options and event spaces. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 12:00 pm to

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East Bay Winery Bike Tours

Staring at Jack London Square, Eat Bay Winery Bike Tours takes participants to three or four area wineries along a five-hour tour with a picnic lunch stop. The tour costs $99 per person and includes a bike, helmet, guide, lunch, snacks, and

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Savor Oakland

Explore local cuisine, history, art, and architecture along Savor Oakland's walking food tours. Participants can taste Vietnamese, Chinese, and Cambodian fare along the Chinatown Food Tasting & Cultural Waking Tour or Oakland-style soul food and wine

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Local Food Tours

Started in 2014 as the Rockridge Food Tour, Local Food Adventures is brought to you by an area resident who wants to share the food and cultural urban village experience that only the East Bay has to offer! Guided cultural history food tours

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Passage Nautical – Chartered Yacht Tour

Passage Nautical takes guests on chartered half-day and full-day charters out of Jack London Square aboard new Beneteau power and sail yachts and Lagoon catamarans. Groups can enjoy team-building activities, or hold dockside or on-the-water events.

Segway Off Road Redwoods

Navigate peaceful redwood groves and reach dramatic Mt. Diablo and Golden Gate Bridge views along Segway Off Road Redwoods tours. Each two-hour tour costs $85 per person and includes a riding les-son and guided tours through groves or ancient

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East Bay Regional Parks

The nation's oldest and largest regional park system, East Bay Regional Parks oversees 65 regional parks, recreation areas, wilderness, shorelines, preserves, and land bank areas. The park system includes 29 regional inter-park trails and 1,250 miles

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Lake Merritt Gondola Ride

Since 1999, Gondola Servizio has offered authentic Venetian gondola rides on Lake Merritt, complete with serenading gondoliers and candlelight during evening tours. Gondola Servizio's two gondolas accommodate six people each. Rides are available

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Oakland Estuary Kayaking

Groups can explore the Oakland Estuary by kayak, courtesy of California Canoe & Kayak Oakland, which grants an easy introduction to kayaking on the tranquil estuary, where the water is warmer and the weather is milder than the open San Francisco Bay.

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Redwood Regional Park Hiking

Redwood Regional Park boasts a hidden redwood forest a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland, serving as a fantastic hiking spot among its 150-foot redwoods and peaceful groves of ever-greens and chaparral. The park is open from daily from

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Joaquin Miller Park Off Road Segway

Bay Area Segway offers off road Segway tours along a scenic redwood tree path near Joaquin Miller Park. The tour costs $75 per person. Private tours are available.

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