In oak-shaded Lakeside Park, on Lake Merritt’s eastern shore, Children’s Fairyland was apparently Walt Disney’s inspiration for...
The boating center lets you sail or paddle beneath Oakland’s downtown towers. At night, the lake is ringed with little lights, the kind...
Old Oakland , immediately west of Broadway, is lined with historic buildings dating from the 1860s to 1880s. The buildings have been...
Local rock bands and occasional celebs play this mammoth bar with a big outdoor smoking patio. You never know who might appear – Green...
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Lonely Planet review
This gorgeously restored art deco theater is fabulous from every angle; check out the gentlemen’s smoking room and the ladies’ chamber. In any given month there’ll be rock concerts (Morrissey, Nelly Furtado), the Oakland Symphony or stand-up comedy. Tours ($5, starting at 10am) are on the first and third Saturdays of the month.