If you plan to take a trip somewhere new, check out the top 10 places to visit in Oakland and why.

 

Lake Merritt

If you take a trip to Oakland, make sure to visit Lake Merritt. The lake is one of the city’s more well known attractions, and a spot where you can relax but also take pictures. Furthermore, the lake is located downtown, and easy to reach. The lake is big, so take at least a few hours to explore the area.

 

Visit the parks

Oakland is rich in parks where you can spend your day. If you don’t have the time to visit them all, check out the beautiful Wildcat Regional Park and the Tilden Regional Park. No matter where you go, you will be able to enjoy the nature and maybe have a picnic with your friends and family.

 

Jack London Square

The Square is packed with shops, restaurants and things to do. Jack London Square also features street food, so take the time to do some window shopping and enjoy the cuisine that is specific to the city.

 

Chez Panisse

Perhaps you want to dine in style, and Chez Panisse is the perfect brunch or dinner place. Try the eggs, the duck or one of the delicious desserts available here. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a place to dine or just a quick lunch, this restaurant has it all.

 

Oakand Museum of California

if you are a big fan or art, make sure to check out the modern Museum of California. The museum features artwork from Californian artists, but also old pieces coming from all over the world. Along with that, you can attend one of the numerous events taking place here.

 

Berkeley Art Museum

If you didn’t have enough of watching art, visit the Berkeley Art Museum for a few hours. The museum is open to visitors everyday, and features a movie theater where you can see the latest productions. Opened in 1970, the museum is going strong up to this day.

 

UC Berkeley

Even if you are not student, you may enjoy a visit to the UC Berkeley. The campus provides grass where you can have a picnic with your friends, or simply watch the buildings and observe the beautiful architecture.

 

The East Bay

Go to the east Bay of you want to catch some amazing views of the city and its surrounding areas. Once you reach Mount Diablo, you will get a great view over the entire state of California and maybe take some pics to show your friends back home.

 

Enjoy some pizza

Oakland is famous for its pizza places spread all over its streets. Check out the well known Cheese Board that only serves one pizza flavor per day, or go to Zachary’s for a hot slice of your favorite variety. No matter what you choose, your craving will be satisfied.

 

Enjoy a sports game

If you are a sports fan, you will be happy to learn that Oakland is the home for many popular teams like the Raiders. You will be able to enjoy a soccer or baseball game in good company, and watch the crows getting wild while cheering for their favorites.