The City of Oakland, CA
Oakland is a popular city in the state of California with a total of 409,189 residents living there. Oakland is ranked as the eighth most populated city in California and the 41st most populated city in the United States, and is located in Alameda County. The largest nearby city to Oakland is San Jose, approximately 35 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near Oakland, including A G Ferrari Foods - Stores, Becky's Chinese Restaurant, Barney's Gourmet Hamburger - Oakland, Ben & Nick's Bar & Grill and A Cote. For a larger selection of Oakland restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Oakland Golf Courses, Museums, Botanical Gardens and/or Arenas, including the University of California Botanical Garden, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Montclair Golf Course, Judah L. Magnes Museum and Chabot Space and Science Center. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Oakland please click on the Attractions tab above. The following 4 airports are located in or near Oakland:
- Napa Valley Airport (APC)
- Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC)
- Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK)
- San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO)
Oakland, California Climate and WeatherIn the month of January, Oakland experiences an average high temperature of 58 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in January are usually about 42 degrees with an average rainfall of 5.2 inches. The seasonal climate varies in Oakland with daytime temperatures averaging 76 degrees in the summer, and 59 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Oakland to receive an average of 4.56 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 0.18 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 104 degrees in the summer and as low as 18 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Oakland should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 69 degrees, and nighttime lows of 49.
Oakland, California Attractions
1Adobe Creek Golf Course - Petaluma,
The Adobe Creek Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Sonoma County California. Built in 1989, this Petaluma course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 707-765-3000. The golf course dress code is as follows: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK.
Address: 1901 Frates Rd, Petaluma, CA 94954
2African American Museum and Library at Oakland - Oakland,
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland is a museum and non-circulating library dedicated to preserving the history and experiences of African Americans in Northern California and the Bay Area. It contains an extensive archival collection of such artifacts as diaries, correspondence, photos, and periodicals. It is currently located in the Charles A. Greene building in Oakland, which served as the Oakland Main Library from 1902 to 1951.
3Aquarium of the Bay - San Francisco,
Aquarium of the Bay is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and located at Embarcadero and Beach Street, at the edge of Pier 39 in San Francisco, California. The Aquarium is focused on locals - local aquatic animals, from the San Francisco Bay and neighboring waters. The Aquarium has over 50 sharks from species such as Sevengill sharks, leopard sharks, soupfins, spiny dogfish, brown smoothhounds and angel sharks.
4Arizona Cactus Garden - , Stanford University,
The Arizona Cactus Garden, which is also referred to as the Stanford Cactus Garden, is a botanical garden specializing in cactus and succulents. It is that can be found on the campus of Stanford University, Stanford, California in the US, and open to the public daily without charge.
5Bay 101 - San Jose,
Bay 101 is a cardroom in San Jose, California. Like other California cardrooms, Bay 101 offers poker cash games and tournaments as well as special "California" style table games.
6Benicia Capitol State Historic Park - Benicia,
Benicia Capitol State Historic Park is a state park in Benicia, California. The park is dedicated to California’s third capitol building, where the California State Legislature and bureaucracy convened from February 3, 1853 to February 24, 1854. It is the only pre-Sacramento capitol that survives.
7Blake Garden - , Kensington,
Blake Garden is a botanical garden located at 70 Rincon Road in Kensington, California. It is a teaching facility for the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning of the University of California, Berkeley. It is also the site of Blake House, the official residence of the President of the University of California. The garden is open to the public during weekdays; no admission fee is charged.
8Boundary Oak Golf Course - Walnut Creek,
The Boundary Oak Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Contra Costa County California. Built in 1969, this Walnut Creek course designed by Robert Muir Graves is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 6 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 925-934-6211. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 3800 Valley Vista Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
9Bridges at Gale Ranch, The - San Ramon,
The Bridges at Gale Ranch is an 18 hole public golf course in Contra Costa County California. Built in 1998, this San Ramon course designed by Robert Muir Graves & Damian Pascuzzo is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 30 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 925-735-4253. The golf course dress code is as follows: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.
Address: 9000 S Gale Ridge Rd, San Ramon, CA 94583
10Buchanan Fields Golf Course - Concord,
The Buchanan Fields Golf Course is a 9 hole public golf course in Contra Costa County California. Built in 1955, this Concord course designed by Robert Muir Graves is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 925-682-1846. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 1091 Concord Ave, Concord, CA 94520
Oakland, California Hotels
Oakland, California Restaurants
This is a list of Oakland Sandwich & Deli Shops with addresses and phone numbers, including Delicatessens Retail, Bar & Grill Restaurants and Mediterranean Restaurants. Happy Dining!
Published January 23, 2012
Muir Woods National Monument in the San Francisco Bay area is an enchanting coastal redwood forest that is home to the world's tallest living trees
Published January 14, 2012
A place of infamy and Hollywood myth, Alcatraz Island is a fascinating place to visit from the prison grounds to its notable inmates, and its history that has begotten legends
Published January 11, 2012
One of the best family museums in San Francisco, the California Academy of Sciences boasts a natural history museum, aquarium, planetarium and rainforest all under one lush living roof.
Published January 9, 2012
The historic Fairmont San Francisco is a magnificent hotel and an extraordinary experience when staying in this cosmopolitan city
Published December 2, 2011
Experience and learn about the wonderful connection between many holiday symbols and the science behind them at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
Published October 17, 2011
An enjoyable three day family weekend in San Francisco at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in the Speedway Meadow area of Golden Gate Park
Published August 5, 2011
What differentiates Sonoma California from Napa Valley is its emphasis on nature rather than the wine cultures well as its family-oriented restaurants and activities
Published March 1, 2011
Our Northern California road trip from Santa Cruz to San Francisco - an adventure up the San Mateo Coast ocean views, elephant seals and family attractions and accomodations.