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 July and April, when temperatures reach 87 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 37 ˚F. The wettest month in Oakland is January with 7.97 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 0.01 inches of rain.
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Browse vacation rentals from all your favorite providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and others at AllTheRooms.com. Oakland has 1,541 hotels, vacation rentals and other special places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. For those wanting to keep costs down, the cheapest place to stay in Oakland is just $10 a night. On average, a place to stay in Oakland will cost you $162 per night.
If you need to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 1,172 accommodations in Oakland that have WiFi. 82 places to stay include a breakfast. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 50 accommodations that have 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.
If you're traveling with your best friend, then be sure to select one of the 161 pet-friendly accommodations available.
In Oakland AllTheRooms currently compares hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 3 providers, including 1,177 places to stay from Airbnb, 11 accommodations from Priceline and 11 places to stay from Agoda.
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