So after all these years of hearing about Oakland and wishin' and a hopin' I'm finally going.
I'm not sure what area to situate myself in.
I've heard a lot about Jack London Square.
I'm not sure if there is a lively daytime and or nightime downtown in Oakland.
I see that there is a Chinatown.
Where is a good central area where I can do a lot of window shopping, people watching, take in a museum/festival and close to Bart?
I don't mind walking or taking public transport although I could rent a car (though I really don't want to - I hate the traffic of the Bay area).