Redwood Regional Park is located in the hills of Oakland. It boasts the largest remaining natural strand of coastal redwood in the East Bay. Early mariners used to use these tall redwood trees to help them navigate the San Francisco Bay. Many locals enjoy hiking and biking around the available trails, which offers gorgeous scenery. In addition to the deer, rabbits and squirrels that roam the park, it is also home to rare wildlife species such as the golden eagle and the striped racer snake. The Roberts Regional Recreation Area, a park within the park, features a swimming pool and playgrounds. Throughout the park, you will find access to a well-maintained system of restrooms, water fountains and picnic tables. The Chabot Observatory and Science Center is one of the park's most prominent attractions.
The Fox Theater in Oakland is a one-of-a-kind live entertainment venue that has been packing in cinema and music lovers since 1928. Originally a movie theater and theater, the venue switched to being primarily a cinema until 1966 when it finally closed its doors along with several other businesses in downtown Oakland. It was nearly demolished after it had been vacant for some time; however, the Fox Theater avoided demolition when it was declared an Oakland City Landmark. The venue reopened in February 2009 as a concert hall and music venue; it has a complete re-imagined decor with giant golden Buddhas and Middle Eastern architecture. The venue is general admission (standing room) on the ground level and stadium seating on the upper levels.
This grand old movie house, located just a block from Oakland's Lake Merritt, has four screens for your viewing pleasure. Before select Friday and Saturday evening shows, guests are treated to the bombastic sounds of the theater's famous "Mighty Wurlitzer Organ." For a most enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. Make sure to check the marquee for some of the owners now famous political commentary on the issues of the day.
Oakland Museum of California is an architectural work of art and is filled with a variety of educational exhibits, both permanent and temporary, that chronicles many aspects of California history. The permanent displays include a gallery of California art, a simulated journey through California's diverse ecosystems, and exhibits on the history of the state's multicultural populations. Many people visit the museum just to stroll through its amazing sculpture garden. With artworks and historical heritage of the past, the museum wants to motivate visitors to create an equally brilliant cultural heritage for the future. This museum is a must-visit especially for those who love exploring historical developments peculiar to an area.
Dieser flache, 78 ha große See im Zentrum von Oakland bietet der Stadt und ihren Einwohnern eine Vielzahl von Freizeitaktivitäten. Im Bootsverleih kann man Tretboote, Segelboote, Kanus und Ruderboote mieten (Öffnungszeiten täglich von 09.00 Uhr bis Sonnenuntergang). Hier kommen viele lokale Sport- und Umweltclubs zusammen. Jogger, Radfahrer, ja selbst Bootsrennen zählen hier zum Alltag. Vom 17. bis 20. August 2000 fanden hier sogar die US-amerikanischen Rudermeisterschaften statt. Hier ist auch der Ornithologe zu Hause, findet man doch über 29 Arten von einheimischen und Zugvögeln vor. Im Rotary Nature Center, Nordkaliforniens ältestem Naturpark, findet täglich um 15.30 Uhr eine öffentliche Vogelfütterung statt, zu der jedermann herzlich willkommen ist. Das Zentrum sponsert auch Tages-Campingausflüge und Lehrgänge für Erwachsene und Kinder.
This is a Port of Oakland attraction named after the famous author and Oakland native. The charming waterfront property is filled with numerous entertainment options and quality dining and shopping establishments. Some of the highlights include awesome views, strolls on the boardwalk, amazing restaurants, and the famous Yoshi's Jazz House. You may enjoy the selection of numerous great boutiques plus a movie theater, ferry cruises, and special events like a Farmer's Market every Sunday and an antiques and collectibles show the first Saturday of every month.
Betti Ono is a colorful, popular art gallery located in Downtown Oakland. The space is always showing exhibitions of contemporary art from local, emerging artists. During Oakland's massive First Friday Art Murmur, the gallery often hosts the openings of its shows, which are always a huge hit with art lovers. The gallery is also available for rent for private events.
Located in the middle of Downtown Theater District is a multifaceted entertainment hub. Spanning across 24,000 square feet (2229.67 square meters) Venue Oakland features three floors with four unique spaces that has made it a popular destination. 510 Spokes is for all the cycling enthusiasts with parking and repair facilities while Blend is a juice bar. Vinyl is a funky restaurant and lounge, and Grand-Live is used for live music, fashion shows, comedy nights and media films. No matter whichever venue you choose to go, you will find this place always buzzing with something or the other.
Downtown Oakland's Joyce Gordon Gallery presents a riveting display of some of the most celebrated fine art works by regional as well as global artists. Housed in the magnificent Art Community Building, its exhibits portray the cultural potpourri of Bay Area and surrounding neighborhoods. The gallery provides a thriving platform to emerging artists and helps them to introduce their works to a larger art-loving audience. The on-site gift shop stacks an interesting selection of locally produced prints, crafts and other artifacts.