With theatre history, wildlife, a historic cemetery and architectural gems, Oakland, CA features activities and attractions to suit all sorts of tastes. The city is a rich cultural mecca and home to numerous natural wonders. Check into one of our Oakland hotels for a terrific family vacation.
Once you are settled in with Choice Hotels in Oakland, be sure to explore these local attractions:
The Paramount Theatre will please not only theater enthusiasts, but history and architecture buffs as well. The 1930s art deco architecture is such a treat that some people make a point of merely checking out the outside of the building for photographic purposes.
Called a "hidden gem," the Oakland Museum of California features intriguing exhibits and collections from around the world, as well as others specific to the Northern California region. The museum features exhibits that highlight the environment, art, history and people of California.
A variety of walking, hiking, biking and horse-riding trails are available to guests at the East Bay Regional Park District. The district is actually a group of parks that spans two counties.
The Mountain View Cemetery is considered to be one of the most beautiful spots in Oakland. Designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the cemetery offers stunning views of the San Francisco Bay's surroundings. A tour of the statues and grounds is well worth your time.
Do not forget to visit the Oakland Zoo—a must for the entire family. The zoo is home to more than 600 native and exotic animals and features a small amusement park that will appeal to both adults and children. A ski lift-like ride over the zoo provides an excellent view of the African section, including the lions, tigers and elephants.
The Cathedral of Christ the Light is one of the most photographed buildings in Oakland. Considered an architectural delight, its doors are open for visits inside as well.
After exploring the many attractions the city has to offer, you will look forward to a good night's rest at one of our hotels in Oakland, CA. Let Choice Hotels provide the hospitality and service you need to wake up feeling refreshed for your next day of adventures.
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