It doesn't matter what you're into--Major League Baseball, professional football, world-class restaurants and bars, cutting edge music, or art--Oakland, California has it. But it doesn't stop at sports and nightlife. As a major trade center for the San Francisco Bay Area, you'll find that Oakland is also at the top of the list in innovative practices for sustainability. Want a truly "green" getaway? Check out our vacation packages to Oakland.
Oakland is one of the most diverse cities in the nation and attracts people of many talents. Want to see where Metallica's Cliff Burton, Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks, and comic book artist Carl Potts went to college? Book cheap hotels near Chabot College to visit this 94-acre campus offering nearly 200 areas of study to enrich the lives of its 15,000 students.
While you're there, travel 19 miles north of the hotels near Chabot College and visit the Chabot Space and Science Center. This observatory museum features hands-on activities for all ages, a planetarium--and three huge telescopes nicknamed Leah, Rachel, and Nellie--for viewing stars and other planetary bodies in the sky. When you're done gazing at the stars, head seven miles west of hotels in Oakland to Lake Merritt--America's first ever wildlife refuge. Recognized officially since 1870, Lake Merritt is home to thousands of wild ducks, geese, heron, pelican, and other wildlife. You can even rent a sailboat, canoe, or rowboat and glide over the water as you mark this one off your list of the officially-designated National Register of Historic Places to visit.
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