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Best things to do in Oakland

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Ranked #1 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Parks; Scenic Drives; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
The official designation given to the numerous parks found in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
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Ranked #2 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: ; Art Museums; History Museums; Natural History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Oakland Museum of California provides unique collections, exhibitions and educational opportunities designed to generate... more » Owner description: The Oakland Museum of California provides unique collections, exhibitions and educational opportunities designed to generate a broader and deeper understanding of and interest in California's environment, history, art and people. Museum programs are responsive, accessible and meaningful to the public, including school children, teachers, scholars, the immediate Oakland community, and an increasingly diverse California population. « less
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Ranked #5 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Saltwater lake in the middle of the city.
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Ranked #6 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
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Ranked #7 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Architectural Buildings; Cultural
Owner description: Anchored by the world's newest Catholic cathedral - The Cathedral of Christ the Light - the entire Cathedral Center is a... more » Owner description: Anchored by the world's newest Catholic cathedral - The Cathedral of Christ the Light - the entire Cathedral Center is a beautiful and welcoming gathering place to experience liturgy, arts and cultural events reflecting the diversity of Oakland and the Bay Area. « less
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Ranked #8 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Zoos/Aquariums

The Oakland Zoo is a great family/children's zoo. It's located in a nice hilly/tree area which has made a great habitat for the animals they have. They have a small amusement park... more »

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Ranked #9 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Gardens; Parks; Outdoors
One of the best public gardens in the state offers Japanese, Polynesian, and many other types of gardens.
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Ranked #10 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Children's books come to life at this ten-acre outdoor park that displays 30 colorful sets depicting make-believe lands of... more » Owner description: Children's books come to life at this ten-acre outdoor park that displays 30 colorful sets depicting make-believe lands of Alice in Wonderland, Captain Hook and others. « less
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Ranked #11 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Ships; Specialty Museums; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Educational Sites; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #13 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #14 of 46 attractions in Oakland
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Ranked #15 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Science Museums; Observatories/ Planetariums; Cultural

Surround yourself with dazzling sights of the universe at Chabot Space and Science Center, located in the Oakland hills, just 10 minutes from downtown Oakland. The Center features... more »

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Ranked #16 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.
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Ranked #17 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
A prime example of Victorian taste and wealth.
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Ranked #18 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #19 of 46 attractions in Oakland
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Ranked #20 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Museums
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Ranked #21 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Historic Sites; Outdoors
Location of 16 restored early Oakland Victorian homes.
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Ranked #22 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Boat Tours; Cultural
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Ranked #25 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Historic Sites; Ships; Outdoors
Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidential yacht.
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Ranked #27 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Mysterious Sites; Outdoors
Owner description: A true California Labyrinth! Uniquely wild and untamed, in a wilderness setting, at a geologic cross-roads where the orient... more » Owner description: A true California Labyrinth! Uniquely wild and untamed, in a wilderness setting, at a geologic cross-roads where the orient meets the American west. A fascinating, fun and informative webspace about a remote wilderness labyrinth located in the San Francisco bay area. Includes a spiritual primer as well as rich visual imagery and sound tracks. « less
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Ranked #28 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #29 of 46 attractions in Oakland
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Ranked #30 of 46 attractions in Oakland
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Jack London's Yukon home during the winter of 1897-98.
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