Enjoy Oakland, California AttractionsGuests of our Oakland, California hotel near the airport will be perfectly situated to take advantage of a multitude of fun and interesting activities and attractions. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the hiking trails and breathtaking vistas found on Angel Island State Park. Shopping aficionados will have a field day at Jack London Square.
And everyone will be moved by the historic exhibits at the African American Museum & Library at Oakland. Below you’ll get a feel for what else is happening in our eclectic neighborhood.
Jack London Square. Named for one of the Bay Area’s most famous literary figures, Jack London Square is home to a beautiful and vibrant waterfront. This dynamic destination boasts a boatload of restaurants, shops, hotels, entertainment and recreation options, outdoor markets and special events. For more information, visit www.jacklondonsquare.com.
African American Museum & Library at Oakland. Discover the African America Museum’s archival collection, a unique resource on the history of African Americans in Northern California and the Bay Area. There are more than 160 collections in the archives, which contain the diaries of prominent families, pioneers, and social and political organizations. Through the Museum’s oral history collection, visitors can re-live the words of local civil rights activists, educators, writers and musicians. For more information, visit www.oaklandlibrary.org/AAMLO.
Lake Merritt. Both a fresh and salt-water lake, Lake Merritt is 3.4 miles in circumference and covers 155 acres, making it the largest such body of water located within an urban area. It’s an ideal spot for jogging, strolling or kayaking. Nearby parks include Snow Park where golf and tennis is just the tip of the recreational activity iceberg. For more information, visit www.oaklandnet.com/parks/parks/lakemerritt.asp.
Children’s Fairyland. Since 1950, Children’s Fairyland has been delighting children and their parents with whimsical storybook sets, gentle rides, approachable animals, wonder-filled puppet shows and inspired live entertainment. This tot-friendly ten-acre park on the shores of Lake Merritt is also available for birthday parties, summer sleepovers, summer camp, field trips and special events. For more information, visit www.fairyland.org.
Golden State Bonsai Federation. The Golden State Bonsai Federation is an educational organization that provides services and activities promoting the art of bonsai throughout California. Visit Northern California’s only public bonsai collection in the Demonstration Garden at Oakland’s Lakeside Park. This permanent collection assures that these precious trees and stones by outstanding masters and collectors will be preserved for everyone’s enjoyment. For more information, visit www.gsbf-bonsai.org,
Dunsmuir House & Gardens. Located on 50 acres of lushly landscaped grounds, Oakland’s Dunsmuir House & Gardens is a 37-room Neoclassical Revival mansion. Built in 1899 by Alexander Dunsmuir, the son of a wealthy British Columbia coal baron, the lavish dwelling features more than 16,000 square feet and includes a Tiffany-style dome, wood-paneled public rooms, inlaid parquet floors and 10 fireplaces. For more information, visit www.dunsmuir.org.
Oakland Zoo. Nestled in the rolling hills of 525-acre Knowland Park, the Oakland Zoo is home to more than 440 native and exotic animals. For kids, the Valley Children’s Zoo is a great place to get to know alligators, lemurs, tortoises, fruit bats, tarantulas, otters, and others in a fun, hands-on environment. Plus, there’s a play and rides area for the little ones to blow off a lot of steam. For more information, visit www.oaklandzoo.org.
USS Hornet Museum. Enjoy the USS Hornet, one of the most decorated ships in naval history. This National Historic Landmark is open to the public as a museum and a naval historical and technology education center, as well as a beloved ceremonial ship. Families can actually spend the night on this hallowed vessel, sleep in authentic bunks and discover if it’s actually haunted by ghosts. For more information, visit www.uss-hornet.org.
Chabot Space & Science Center. Set among 13 trail-laced acres of East Bay parkland, with awe-inspiring views of San Francisco Bay and the Oakland foothills, Chabot Science & Space Center is a one-of-a-kind place to learn about Earth and the entire universe. Experience a multitude of sights, sounds, and sensations in a spectacular setting. Shape your future through science via an observatory, planetarium and hands-on exhibits. For more information, visit http://chabotspace.org.
Days Hotel Oakland Airport - Coliseum
8350 Edes Avenue, Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: 510-568-1880 Fax: 510-569-4652