Destination guide

Captivating Oakland will entice you

Enjoy the area's entertainment, theatre scene and art galleries with a rental holiday home in Oakland. Renowned for its sporting events, architecture and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Oakland Museum of California and Oracle Arena are just a couple of the must-see attractions. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Oakland

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Oakland a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pier 39 (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (13.8 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Waterworld California (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
  • Children's Fairyland (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • St. George Spirits (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Oakland

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Oakland is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Twin Peaks (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Tilden Regional Park (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Angel Island (10 mi / 16 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Oakland

Fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive), which is 13 mi (20.9 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Oakland-Jack London Square Station or Coliseum Station to see more of the city. You can get around Oakland by catching a ride on the metro at 12th St - Oakland City Center Station, 19th St Station or Lake Merritt Station.

Where to stay near Oakland?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,792 holiday rentals near Oakland. From 591 Houses to 931 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Oakland for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Oakland?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Oakland:

  • Upper Telegraph: 68 holiday homes
  • West Oakland: 37 holiday homes
  • Caballo Hills: 22 holiday homes
  • Ralph Bunche: 30 holiday homes
  • Uptown: 24 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Oakland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Oakland. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • USS Potomac: 2,306 holiday rentals
  • Oracle Arena: 2,155 holiday rentals
  • Fruitvale Station: 2,145 holiday rentals
  • Oakland City Center: 2,290 holiday rentals
  • 12th St - Oakland City Center Station: 2,280 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Oakland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Oakland?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 591 Houses in Oakland. Our other popular types of Oakland holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 931 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 47 holiday houses
  • Studios: 840 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Oakland?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 169 holiday homes with pool available in Oakland. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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