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Arriving in Oakland

Oakland, California is accessed through Oakland International Airport. A wide range of airlines, including several that offer cheap flights to Oakland, serve the airport. From the airport, tourists on Oakland flights can pick up a private shuttle service to reach their accommodation. AirBART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and AC Transit offer a public transit service to Oakland Coliseum Bart Station. Fox, Avis, and Hertz are among the many rental car agencies found at the airport. For those who wish to let their relatives know that they have landed safely, free Wi-Fi is available at the airport.

Getting Around Oakland

Many visitors who have purchased airfare to Oakland use the AC Transit. It is perfect for those who wish to explore the downtown part of the city. BART provides visitors with easy access to Oakland's Downtown, Fruitvale, and Rockridge areas. BART stops at all the main tourist attractions in the city. Taxis can be found within the city. Bay Area Taxi Service, Oakland Yellow Cab and Friendly Cab all offer their services in the region. Amtrak operates trains throughout Oakland. They run from the Jack London Square station and the Coliseum/Airport station.

Main Attractions in Oakland

Jack London Square is Oakland's principal tourist attraction. It features a range of shops and restaurants. The Oakland Museum of California is a fantastic museum that pays tribute to the art, history, and culture of the area. Joaquin Miller Park is a stunning park located in the Oakland hills. Families can enjoy hiking or cycling here. The Peralta Museum of History and Culture is a six-acre park containing exhibits and a plant garden. Children and adults in Oakland will enjoy visiting the Chabot Space and Science Centre, a state-of-the-art science education facility located in the Oakland hills. Oakland Zoo is where tourists on flights to Oakland can explore the natural world.

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife in Oakland

College Avenue in Oakland is known for great shopping and cuisine. Here, visitors will find exquisite jewellery, gourmet sweet treats and unique, independent stores. The Pacific Renaissance Plaza features two levels of shops. Battambang Restaurant in downtown Oakland serves up delicious Cambodian-style cuisine. The Golden Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant is ideal for the vegetarian traveller. Lake Chalet is the place to find fantastic seafood and sumptuous steaks. The Uptown nightclub is where young travellers to Oakland can be found. Yoshi's Jazz Club and Restaurant is where the more discerning of tourists relax.

On Arrival...
  • Oakland is 6 mi from Metropolitan Oakland Intl Airport (Oakland, CA).
  • Metropolitan Oakland Intl Airport (Oakland, CA)
    • Right now, 28 airlines operate out of Metropolitan Oakland Intl Airport.
    • Metropolitan Oakland Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 44 cities.
    • Every week, at least 1,155 domestic flights and 49 international flights depart from Metropolitan Oakland Intl Airport.

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