Visit Oakland

CVB/DMC
Hotels18
Convention Center5,946 sq. m
Guest Rooms4,174
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel489 Guest Rooms
Special Event Venues34
Average Room Rate$150.00
Restaurants500
Daily Food Cost$75.00
Occupancy Rate
Tax Rate9%

Visit Oakland

CVB/DMC

Why Choose Our Destination?

Oakland goes by many names - The Town, Brooklyn by the Bay, Oaktown, The Sunny Side of the Bay - but if you know Oakland you know one thing, We. Are. Diverse. From our restaurants and attractions to our hotels and meeting space, Oakland has what you need for your next event. The #5 Place to Visit in the World according to The New York Times, Oakland is equipped with 19 miles of shoreline with stunning views of the Bay, year-round vacation temperatures, hillside neighborhoods and architecture you have to see to believe. Travelers of all kind flock to the Oakland for our eclectic mix of food, entertainment, arts and culture. Flying into the Oakland International Airport is a breeze and you'll have no trouble getting around the area with easy access to trains, BART, busses or the ferry. We’re also just 12 minutes from downtown San Francisco. Get in touch with us today and let's talk about your next conference, meeting or event.

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Oakland Ale Trail

Recreation
Oakland’s brewers are rooted in the spirit of the city’s earliest manufacturers, but this new breed of makers is developing flavor and style combinations that are making them stand out in the increasingly crowded world of American craft beer. The Oakland Ale Trail, developed by Visit Oakland in collaboration with a variety of partners from Oakland’s craft beer industry, celebrates the strength of the Oakland’s craft beer community. Grab your passport and go! Visit all of Oakland's brewery taprooms and earn a free Oakland Ale Trail branded growler!

Fox Theater

Theater
The Fox Oakland Theater, operated as a first-run movie house from 1928 until 1962. Today it hosts concerts by various recognizable artists and is one of the hottest venues in the Bay Area.
1807 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA, US

Oakland Urban Wine Trail

Nightlife
A trip to Oakland isn’t complete without tasting a little local flavor. Like everything else in Oakland, our wine scene is a little different. Oakland’s urban wineries are housed in renovated warehouse spaces, but the wine quality is second to none. Being so close to California wine country doesn’t hurt either, grapes are sourced from all over the state. Head out on Oakland’s Urban Wine Trail, stopping along the way to shop, eat, and explore all that Oakland has to offer.
481 Water St.
Oakland, CA, US 94607

East Bay Regional Parks

Park
The oldest and largest regional park system in the country is celebrating its 80th birthday this year. A number of the 65 parks are located in The Town so get out and go for a hike, grab your mountain bike or just explore the Redwoods.

Oakland Zoo

Nestled into the Oakland Hills you’ll find African Lions, tigers, and elephants. This zoo is dedicated to wildlife conservation and education.
9777 Golf Links Rd
Oakland, CA, US

Chabot Space and Science Center

Museum
The 86,000-square-foot center houses the largest public telescope in the United States, a 230-seat planetarium, and the large-screen Tien MegaDome theater. There are also numerous hands-on science and technology exhibits.
10000 Skyline Blvd
Oakland, CA, US

Children’s Fairyland

Museum
It’s said to be Walt Disney’s inspiration for Disneyworld, but that’s not why we love this storybook come to life. Whimsical storybook sets, gentle rides, friendly animals and inspired live entertainment is what keeps us coming back for more.
699 Bellevue
Oakland, CA, US

Morcom Rose Garden

Park
If Lake Merritt is the jewel then the Rose Garden is the hidden gem. Thousands of exotic roses are in bloom from May – October providing truly beautiful photo opportunities.
700 Jean St
Oakland, CA, US