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Best Things to Do in Oakland

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Things to Do in Oakland

There’s no shortage of fun and interesting things to do in Oakland, and a car rental enables you and your family to see it all. Book a cheap car rental with great deals, and check out these fun family activities:

Grand Lakes Farmers Market

What better way is there to enjoy the California lifestyle than waking up early on a Saturday morning to shop at the local farmers market?

Browse through fresh food selections from more than 40 Californian farmers and 30 specialty food sellers. The market has a wonderful pick of milk and dairy products, local produce, grass-fed meats, baked goods, coffee, seafood, eggs, and more. Many local artisans bring their jewelry, soap, and crafts as well.

Trapeze Arts Inc.

Who hasn’t threatened to run away from home (or work, school, etc.) to join the circus? Here’s your chance! Try your hand at the acrobatic arts at this 10,000-square-foot facility in Oakland.

Visitors can try out an exciting mix of circus arts including flying trapeze, tightrope, tumbletrack trampolines, unicycles, and more. Just book a party, and a professional instructor will teach you; no experience necessary.

Prefer to leave it to the pros? Catch a performance featuring their professional artists while you’re in town.

Outdoor Adventures

Looking for outdoor activities for kids and adults alike? You’re in luck! Rent a car in Oakland and drive to these fun destinations:

Lake Merritt

Drive your rental car to Lake Merritt for a day of fun. Enjoy a day of birdwatching, biking, boating, croquet, lawn-bowling, and more. There are also beautiful gardens you can tour.

If you’re looking for more of a “lovebird” vacation, then take a ride around the lake in a traditional Venetian gondola. The lake even features a 3.4-mile heart-shaped shoreline. Vacationing with the kids? No problem! Each gondola can hold up to six people, so it’s easy to let the children in on the fun.

Redwood Regional Park

Want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city without going too far? Take a short drive to Redwood Regional Park where you’ll find yourself wandering through a forest of 150-foot coast redwoods.

Enjoy a walk by the creek, a meal at one of our many picnic sites, or even a day of horseback riding. There are many dog-friendly trails open for walking, jogging, and hiking.

No matter whether you and your family are up for a rigorous vacation full of outdoor adventures, or a more relaxing trip to soak in the sun and the NorCal atmosphere, there are plenty of things to do in Oakland, CA. Enjoy your trip!