Welcome to Oakland -- the sunnier side of the Bay. As soon as you step foot in town, you'll feel a certain realness that makes Oakland stand out from the crowd in this spectacular region of California. While San Francisco may get all the attention, the fact remains that Oakland boasts all sorts of cultural attractions, a fascinating and diverse culinary landscape, and a happening nightlife scene. Whether you're attending a Warriors basketball game at Oracle Arena or shopping at Jack London Square, the city excites and satisfies. Start looking for Oakland flights and get ready to be wowed by this gem of the San Francisco Bay.
Getting About Oakland
Oakland International Airport sits just five miles south of downtown, and you can use the BART train service or local bus system to get to your accommodation. Renting a vehicle offers you more flexibility and convenience for touring the greater area, though. You can find Oakland car rental agencies at the rental car center (which can be reached via shuttle from the terminal). Once you have your vehicle, it's time to explore. Near the city, there are tons of world-class sights, and with a car rental in Oakland, getting to these points of interest will be easy. Head to San Francisco to cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and then stroll through Muir Woods National Monument. If you want a getaway, drive to Santa Clara Valley and visit the wineries or head to Point Reyes National Seashore, where you can try to spot whales as you chill on the beach.
Keeping It Real in Oakland
From the exceptional African American Museum and Library at Oakland to the highly rated Oakland Museum of California, you'll find all sorts of places to visit here. When you're ready for dinner, eat all the pho you please in the San Antonio District and then head to one of the pubs on Piedmont Avenue. With so much to explore, start planning early on Travelocity by looking for lodging, airfare, and rental cars in Oakland. If you find cheaper rates for Oakland hotels and flights on another site, Travelocity guarantees to match the price and return you the difference.