One of the Bay Area’s three large cities, Oakland is a fascinating blend of cultures, history, and off the beaten track adventures. Most visitors to the Bay Area prefer San Francisco and Oakland has long-suffered with the reputation as the high-crime city just across the bridge. That reputation is slowly shifting towards a reputation as a cool alternative to stuffy and pricey San Francisco.
Check out Angel Island for excellent hiking and camping out on the Bay. Jack London Square (the famous author was an Oakland native) offers shopping along the waterfront. Lake Merritt is another central area bustling with activity and packed with great restaurant options. Hikes up in the Oakland Hills are also highly recommended.
The best places to stay are the Lake Merritt neighborhood for easy access to downtown and the rest of the city, Temescal for cool shops and food and the Oakland Hills for a more relaxed vibe and incredible views of the Bay.
The best time to visit Oakland is in the late spring, summer and fall when the temperatures hover in the low 70’s and rain is a non-factor.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Oakland. The warmest months in Oakland are April and March, when temperatures reach 97 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 41 ˚F. The wettest month in Oakland is December with 2.25 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 2.25 inches of rain.
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Pick the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We compare Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and many more. Oakland has 1,541 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. For those traveling on a budget, the most economical place to stay in Oakland is available at $10 per night. An average rental in Oakland costs on average $162 a night.
Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Oakland can pick from 1,172 places to stay that provide WiFi. We have 82 accommodations that come with breakfast included. You can maintain your workout routine by staying at one of 50 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you are driving to Oakland, you'll want to pick from 929 places to stay that provide parking. We track 32 accommodations that have a pool or jacuzzi.
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