Fueled by a legacy of activism and social justice, Oakland is not only an incredibly fun city full of art, music, and food from all over the world, but a community that revels in its history, hometown heroes, and unwavering spirit. From the tilted cabin that’s the city’s oldest bar to the gold, glittering walls of the Fox Theater, there are many ways the Town will charm you.
Pick up your Oakland airport car rental so you can get from the game to Fenton’s ice cream parlor, then into the hills to commune with the redwoods, like it’s no big deal.
You could spend your entire visit to Oakland sampling the fine foods and beverages, but there more than a few places to work up an appetite between bites.
This jewel in the middle of town is a classic meeting spot for everyone, from runners and boaters to slackliners and children on their way to Fairyland. Bring a picnic and watch out for the geese.
The Oakland A’s are soon to be the last major professional sports team in Oakland, with the Raiders relocating to Las Vegas and the Warriors moving across the Bay next season. See the A’s at the Coliseum for authentic Oakland sports.
From Friday night dancing with food trucks to exhibits on sneakers and local queer history, this lively museum is always gathering people. Pop on to the roof for an exceptional garden and terrace.
Summer is notoriously hard to come by in the bay, but a trip to Guerneville, or any river town, in your Oakland car rental will give you hot temps and chill water, perfect for a lazy tube.
Throw your best hoodie in your Oakland car rental and head south to this quintessential Norcal surf town, where you can hike Wilder Ranch or catch a wave at its world-famous breaks.
Up the road from both Sonoma and Napa, guide your Oakland car rental through the vineyards to this spa haven, where you can soak in a mud bath after your wine tastings.
For incredible views of the entire Bay Area, sweep your Oakland car rental up Highway 13 North to Snake Road and wind your way around the hills on Grizzly Peak and Wildcat Road.
Running alongside Highway 29, the main artery through the Napa Valley, slip your Oakland car rental onto this side road for the quieter, more scenic tour through the vines.
Direct your Oakland car rental up the coast toward Mendocino for tight mountainous turns and spectacular ocean views along sheer cliffs, where cows blissfully graze.