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Destination guide

Captivating Oakland will entice you

Enjoy the area's entertainment, theater scene and art galleries and make a vacation rental your home during your stay 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-sees. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation 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 vacation home and experience everything that makes Oakland a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 features

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 center:

  • 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

Transportation to and around Oakland

Fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from the city center. 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 traveling 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Oakland?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,582 house rentals around Oakland. From 535 Houses to 809 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Oakland is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Oakland?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 535 Houses in Oakland. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Oakland include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 809 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 44 lodging choices
  • Studios: 733 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Oakland?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 167 vacation homes with pool available in Oakland.