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Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County in
California, United States. It is a major West Coast port city that tops as
the largest city in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area and
its port, called the Port of Oakland is the fifth busiest in the country.
Oakland’s star attraction is Lake Merritt, it is a centrally-located urban
estuary that is famous as the United States' first official wildlife refuge
in 1870. It is bordered with many scenic city parks and historic mansions
of previous century.
Things to do in Oakland
Lake Merritt is a centrally-located parkland in Oakland. It first appeared
on the world map in late 19th century when the area around it
was developed and many Victorian mansions we rebuilt here for the rich and
famous. The lakeside area is now characterized by lush greenery and walking
Redwood Regional Park
The Redwood Regional Park is a 1830 acre redwood park located at small
drive away from downtown Oakland. Full of several 150-feet-high pine trees
and coastal redwood groves, it is the best place in the city to catch a
fresh breath and spend an early morning wondering about God’s business. The
park also features water fountains, picnic sites and tables and overnight
Black Panther Tours
For anyone interested in America’s history with respect to social justice,
the Civil Rights Movement, and African-American culture, the city bus tour
called Black Panther Tours comes highly recommended. this tour is offered
by Black Panther Party for Self Defense, that was founded in 1966 as a
measure to raise a voice against the unjust police force. This tour covers
18 historically-significant sites related to the Civil Rights Movement.
Best Time to Visit Oakland
Summer season (the months from June to August) are the best to book your
flights from Baltimore to Oakland. Book your flights from BWI to OAK during
summer season because this time of the year comes with maximum daylight
that can be translated to visit all the attractions in the city. It is
advised to book Oakland flights in advance to avoid paying more during peak