Oakland Museum of California
Oakland Museum of California is a must-see. Relevant, fascinating exhibits have included knockout Yosemite photography and interactive...
Oakland’s visual centerpiece, Lake Merritt is a gorgeous place to stroll, jog or lollygag on a sunny day. Once a tidal marsh teeming...
The boating center lets you sail or paddle beneath Oakland’s downtown towers. At night, the lake is ringed with little lights, the kind...
Cafe Van Kleef
Every square inch of wall space is covered with knickknacks and garage-sale leftovers at this Oakland staple, which has live music on...
Hand-cut sesame noodles, giant pork buns, fresh dumplings – you can’t go wrong at this authentic Mandarin hole-in-the-wall with plastic...
Ruby Room information
Lonely Planet review
Two red floodlights are the only clues that this dive exists. Bartenders pour wicked-strong drinks, DJs spin pop to punk, and the red lighting makes everyone look hot.