OAKLAND
MOST POPULATED CITY IN CA8TH
CONCENTRATION OF ARTISTS PER CAPITA IN US#1
DRIVING DISTANCE TO NAPA41 MILES
Oakland sits across the bay from San Francisco. Oakland is a major port city, with the busiest port in northern California. The city has recently gained national recognition as a major tourist destination. Oakland offers a fantastic stopover for those flying in to visit wine country.

Oakland is an eclectic blend of art, sports, business, and social/environmental awareness. The city has some surprising natural spots, most notably Redwood Regional Park and Lake Merritt. Oakland also has a solid “foodies” scene.
  • ARTS

    Oakland has a very strong scene for the arts, and the city has been recognized as one of the top arts communities in the country. Some of the best venues include Oakland Museum of California, the Grand Lake Theater, and the Fox Theater.

  • SPORTS

    Oakland has some of the most passionate sports fans in the country. The professional sports teams have each won world championships. The Golden State Warriors home games are regularly sold out. The Raiders have a notorious fan base, but sadly, the team is moving to Vegas.

  • OUTDOORS

    From the bay to the rolling hills, Oakland offers plenty of options for outdoors enthusiasts. Boating, biking, and hiking are popular activities. For awe-inspiring nature just minutes from the bay, consider visiting Redwood Regional Park.

  • BOOZE

    Oakland is known for being close to wine country. The city also has an underrated beer scene. Oakland has some great microbreweries.

THE WEATHER
  • Winter is the off-season for tourism. It is the rainy season. The city still offers plenty to do. If nothing else, see world-class basketball at Oracle Arena for a Golden State Warriors game.

  • Early spring is still the rainy season, but late spring is mild and dry. May can be a great time to visit for wine release parties.

  • Summer is mild and dry. Oakland has endless entertainment options during the summer from art festivals to Oakland A's baseball games.

  • Fall is the warmest season of the year. It is arguably the best time to visit as it is wine harvest season, great weather, and the best time for professional sports.