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Image of Oakland CA attractionsJack London Square

This busy site at the water's edge has dining, entertainment, shopping, and more than a few spots for daydreaming. Take a ferry ride, stroll the scenic boardwalk, catch a movie, or just relax at a sunny sidewalk cafe. 
 

Jack London History Walk

Follow the etched wolf paws on the path that leads to London's waterfront haunts. 
 

Jack London Water Taxi

Experience Asian culture and character by exploring the restaurants, specialty shops, markets, and bakeries in this vibrant neighborhood. 
 

Chabot Space & Science Center

The 86,000-square-foot center houses the largest public telescope in the United States, a 230-seat planetarium, and the large-screen Tien MegaDome theater. 
 

Children's Fairyland

Young children will enjoy this enchanting, three-dimensional fantasy world where popular nursery rhymes come to life, set in picturesque Lakeside Park. 

Old Oakland Historic District

This historic neighborhood of elegantly restored Victorian commercial buildings dates back to the 1870s and is now home to unique shops, galleries, Washington Street Restaurant Row, and a farmers market on Fridays.
 

USS Potomac

Affectionately dubbed the Floating White House by the press, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidential yacht is one of the few floating museums in the country 
 

Camron-Stanford House

This beautifully restored building is the last of the Victorians that once dominated the Lake Merritt area. Built in 1876, the house features period rooms and restoration exhibits. 
 

Chinatown

Experience Asian culture and character by exploring the restaurants, specialty shops, markets, and bakeries in this vibrant neighborhood. 
 

Restaurants:

  • Yoshi's at Jack London Square
  • Campo di Bocce
  • Citron
  • Kincaid's Bayhouse
  • Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub
  • Stacey's at Waterford
  • Fat Lady Restaurant
  • Huynh
  • Jamaica Station
  • Mexicali Rose
  • Otaez Mexicatessen
  • Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles

Other Area Information:

  • Airport: Oakland International Airport
  • Convention Center: Oakland Convention Center
  • Hospitals: Kaiser Permanente
  • University: Lincoln University, Mills College
  • Sports: Oakland Raiders
  • Shopping: Chinatown, City Center,Jack London Square