Oakland is a city that has seen its fair share of change.

Welcome to Oakland

A cosmopolitan, eclectic city in the East Bay area.

Oakland stands as one of California's crown jewels. This bustling city is one of the largest urban centers in the state and is home to a diverse and thriving community. The commercial development of recent years has transformed Oakland into a benchmark in the American automotive industry. Diversity is another strength of this city which has resulted in an eclectic mix of cultures, making Oakland a city that welcomes everyone.
Oakland's charm lies in its diversity and big-city aura; there's room for everyone here. From the artists who swarm the streets and promote Oakland's vibrant art scene to the business people who have established their industries in the city, making it the epicenter of a significant economic boom.

What to Love

  • Catching an A's game at RingCentral Coliseum
  • The diverse and vibrant community
  • The variety of architectural styles in historic buildings
  • A rockin' nightlife in the purest California style

Local Lifestyle

The pace of life in Oakland is dizzying; like any big city, something is always happening. And with such a diverse community, it's no wonder. Oakland hosts hundreds of festivals, events, conventions, and social gatherings annually. So, getting bored is never an option.
Oakland's philosophy is reflected very well in its motto: "Love Life." In a city that welcomes everyone equally, it couldn't be any other way. Oaklanders love art, sports, music, good food, and most of all, their city.
In Oakland, you work hard and play harder. Its nightlife scene is one of the most vibrant in California, with hundreds of thousands of people flocking to Oakland each year to enjoy the city's exuberant nightlife.
When it comes to education, Oakland is no slouch. The city has several outstanding elementary and high schools. Higher education is served by Laney and Merritt colleges, centers of advanced study that offer associate degrees in careers highly in demand in today's job market.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Fenton's Creamery is the place to go for a grilled sandwich or healthy salad. However, the strong point of Fenton's are its succulent desserts and handmade ice creams. A place where sweet is even sweeter and sure to leave you craving more.
To enjoy exotic food and the unmistakable taste of Mediterranean cuisine, À Côté is a must. This small-plates and house cocktail restaurant serves varied options to delight the most demanding palates. Its chic atmosphere and the courteous attention of its staff make À Côté the ideal place to spend an unforgettable evening.
Yoshi's is Oakland's quintessential Asian restaurant. This place has everything you want in food from the Far East, live music, and a pleasant atmosphere that makes every evening a great moment.
Oakland has excellent malls for your shopping getaways. The Lincoln Square Shopping Center, Pacific Renaissance Plaza, Temescal Plaza, and Foothill Square Shopping Center are some of the most important malls in the city.

Things To Do

Tilden Park is one of the Oaklanders' favorite outdoor recreation options. Getting in touch with nature and appreciating the exuberant natural landscapes is priceless. In addition, the park has a golf course, making it one of the most important multiuse parks in all of Oakland.
Oakland is home to Lake Merritt, a destination of outstanding natural beauty where people enjoy the fresh air and get up close to the wildlife that lives in and around the lake. Bird watchers are drawn to the immense variety of birds that call Lake Merritt home. Friendly reminder, no swimming or fishing is allowed here.
Jack London Square is Oakland's ultimate entertainment venue. Here you can find everything you want in shopping, dining, and entertainment. Jack London Square hosts some of Oakland's most popular events, from live concerts to social gatherings. Here families gather to have a good time and enjoy the countless live events in the heart of Oakland.