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Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. It is a major port city on the country’s West Coast and is the largest city in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The city derives its name from the abundant oak trees here. Oakland has come a long way from being a quaint manufacturing city and now flaunts an extensive market of handcrafted artisanal products. The city also wows those who prefer street food, street fairs and traditional summer festivals with a dash of loud music and Hip-Hop dance.

Things to do in Oakland

Jack London Square

The Jack London Square is a scenic public square set along a backdrop of the Oakland estuary in Oakland. A cool maritime place to relax, it is located near the former residence famous American author Jack London. The square’s centre is hallmarked by Jack London's log cabin that tell how he was able to survive during a wilderness expedition in Alaska. Also, of note is Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidential yacht Potomac that is docked near the square and offers guided tours.

Oakland Museum

The Oakland Museum is the mirror image of the profound historical and cultural identity of California. Visitors are wowed with its theme-based exhibits and permanent collections about California’s natural sciences, arts, and history. A star highlight here is an event called ‘The Friday Nights @ OMCA’ that features reduced ticket prices, a DJ or live band, dance lessons, games, and family art activities at certain times of the year.

Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt is a popular parkland featuring picture-perfect scenery and a tree-lined shores in Oakland. It first appeared on the world map in 19 th century when several Victorian mansions alongside it, though that glory is now only afforded by the Camron-Stanford House, the last of them all. It is best to take an Italian gondola ride across Lake Merritt to feel as if you are in Venice.

Best Time to Visit Oakland

Summer season (the months from June to August) are the best to book your flights from Houston to Oakland. Book your flights from HOU 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 season.

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