Huddled on the Bay Area, near San Francisco, Oakland is sometimes bypassed in lieu of its popular neighbours. Though, don’t let that sway you, there’s a heap of the best things to do in Oakland that’s well worth a gander. Even more, it’s a great city to include as part of a wider Californian road trip.
Whether you spend a day, a weekend or even longer in the city, Oakland is the kind of place that’s perfect for a little gander and totally worth stopping off for a little visit.
So, to help you make the most out of your time in the city, I wanted to pop a few gems that we love.
Take a look, below, at the best things to do in Oakland in California. Have an epic trip around the state.
Lake Merritt, the oldest designated wildlife refuge in the US, is a great place to stop whilst in Oakland. Not only is it a peaceful strolling area, but it’s also got heaps to do around its shores.
The park has a heap of garden areas where you can take a quiet stroll and explore at your own place. Plus, there’s a Japanese garden, a succulent garden, a bonsai garden, an edible community garden that is all great to nosey around…