Oakland Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Oakland, California - CA, USA)

With its rich historical background reflected among the architecture and tourist attractions, visitors to Oakland can get a taste of early American history. The most visited tourist attractions in Oakland include Jack London Square and the Art Deco Paramount Theater.

If Oakland's historic monuments and tourist attractions aren't your calling, Knowland State Park Arboretum, Lake Merritt and Oakland Zoo all provide a fun family experience.

Jack London Square and Village

Address: Oakland, California CA, 94607, USA
Tel: +1 866 295 9853
Attractions and entertainment of all sorts can be found throughout this Oakland square. Jack London Square marinas offer world-class sailboats and yachts, while Yoshi's hosts famous jazz performers, such as Oscar Peterson, in its exclusive nightclub surrounding. Jack London Cinema provides modern equipment and top rated films. Other attractions at Oakland's Jack London Square and Village include a farmers' market, which takes place on Sundays in the East Bay and has been voted a favorite among both locals and visitors.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Lake Merritt

Address: Between Broadway and Lakeshore, Oakland, California CA, 94610, USA
Tel: +1 510 444 3807
Get a taste of Venice on Lake Merritt, located in the center of Oakland city. Gondola rides can be arranged and provide a unique experience for visitors. A fresh produce market takes place at the Saturday Farmers' Market, situated right by the lake, within walking distance of the Rotary Science Center.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free, charge for gondola rides

Preservation Park

Address: 1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, California CA, 94612, USA
Tel: +1 510 874 7580
Sixteen historic buildings make up Preservation Park. Recently renovated and restored, and set on well-kept lawns and lush shrubbery, the Park also includes Victorian park benches and old-fashioned street lamps. Forty-five businesses and organizations are located within the park's 16 historic buildings. Oakland's Preservation Park hosts a variety of events, ranging from trade shows to luncheons and award ceremonies. Walking and history tours are also available by appointment.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

The Paramount Theater

Address: 2025 Broadway, Oakland, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 510 893 2300
One of Oakland's historic landmarks and attractions, The Paramount Theater was built in 1921 and was restored in 1973. As the main performing arts center of the city, it has hosted famous performers, such as Alicia Keys. The 3,000-seat theater can be toured on the first and third Saturday morning of each month. Tours begin at 10:00 from the box office entrance located on 21st Broadway Street. Movie classics are also played often and the Oakland Ballet performs here with the Oakland Symphony on given dates.
Open hours: Tuesday to Friday - 12:00 to 17:30, Saturday - 12:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge for tours