Trip to Oakland
Top 5 things to do on an Oakland trip
- Check out Jack London Square
- Explore the Oakland Museum of California
- Visit the Oakland Zoo
- Catch a showing in the Grand Lake Theatre
- See Joaquin Miller park
An Oakland trip provides an exhilarating city with plenty to see and do within walking distance. One of the most beautiful cities California, Oakland is littered with historical sights and tours.
If you’ve never been to Oakland, you owe yourself a proper adventure of exploring the history and culture it provides.
Numerous tours can help you navigate downtown and there are plenty of attractions from the Oakland Zoo to checking out Jack London Square for shopping and dining.
Throughout Oakland you’ll be able to marvel at historic architecture, make the tough decision of where to eat, visit museums, and much more.
We’ll try to help simplify your Oakland trip by providing some our favorite hotels, shops, and restaurants listed below!
Transportation options in Oakland
Our bus to Oakland takes you in front of W Oakland BART Station on 7th Street Eastbound between Center St and Mandela Parkway, in downtown Oakland.
Learn more about our most popular routes to Oakland.
Upon your arrival, getting around on your Oakland trip will be a breeze. Downtown Oakland is easily walkable and is extremely bike-friendly.
In addition, there are numerous transportation options provided by AC Transit, Bay Area Rapid Transport, or the San Francisco Bay Ferry.
Alternatively, taxis and Ubers are readily available as well.
Best places to stay in Oakland
After your long exhaustive day of sight-seeing, you’re going to need a place to crash. Oakland is widely known for its amenities and extensive hotel accommodations.
There are plenty of hotels to choose from, making an Oakland trip accessible for any traveler.
The most lavish hotels in Oakland would be the Courtyard Marriot or the Claremont Club and Spa, putting you in a central location to many of the city’s sights.
Alternatively, many hotels such as the Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn, or Airbnb's are available at a lower cost and offer plenty of travel options for your trip to Oakland.
Nightlife in Oakland
Downtown Oakland’s bar scene is consistently livened its influx of artists, creatives, and chefs, so you’ll always find something to do.
Whether you’re seeking bars, dives, or clubs, there are countless nightlife options on your trip to Oakland.
If you’re looking for a hip cocktail bar with ambience, look no further than The Cat House. It’s a local favorite for its trendy atmosphere and extensive cocktail menu.
Make sure to check out Lounge 3411 on MacArthur Blvd for one of the best dance clubs and lounges in Oakland.
For live music fans, the Night Light is an outstanding venue to round out your Oakland trip.
Where to shop on your Oakland trip
Whether you’re seeking retail therapy or hungry for the perfect taco, Oakland will be sure to meet your needs.
There will be no shortage of shopping options while you’re in the limits of the city. Oakland being an art-centric city, you’ll find independent shops, bookstores, cafes, restaurants, and more on Piedmont Avenue.
In the Rockridge Shopping district, you’ll find 14 blocks of bakeries, specialty food shops, art galleries, and all sorts of shops to choose from.
Make sure to visit the Oakland Giants Farmers Market. Here you’ll find delicious baked goods, produce, and local arts and crafts.
Best free things to do in Oakland
- Oakland Museum of California (free Sundays)
- Lake Merritt Botanical Garden
- Farmers’ Markets in Oakland
- Jack London Square
- Oakland Urban Paths
Even the most frugal of travelers will find something to love on their Oakland trip.
Many of Oakland’s outdoor attractions such as parks and gardens cost you nothing. Go for a walk along Lake Merritt or visit its beautiful botanical garden.
Walk through Oakland’s Urban Paths made up by its many historic pathways and stairways.
You can even soak in the culture on your trip to Oakland by checking out Jack London Square or one of the many farmers’ markets, where they will often be buzzing with activity.
Benefits of taking a bus trip to Oakland
- free Wi-Fi and personal power outlets
- free onboard entertainment with Megabus RIDE
- reserved seating
- fares starting at just $1*
When booking an Oakland trip, you’re looking for the lowest costs, trip flexibility, and the best means to arrive comfortably and safely.
Look no further, because megabus offers the easiest and most affordable options for traveling to Oakland, with fares as low as $1*.
With the money you save on bus tickets to Oakland, you’ll be left with more to spend on your upcoming Oakland trip.
Megabus serves more than 100 cities and university campuses across North America, allowing you to choose the bus stop nearest to you and select your flexible schedule for your Oakland trip.
This will ensure that when you arrive, you can immediately begin exploring the beauty of Oakland.
On your Oakland trip, you’ll be offered the highest level of comfort and safety as well as amenities such as onboard restrooms, individual power outlets, three-point seatbelts, reclining seats, free Wi-Fi and onboard entertainment subject to availability.
So if you’re planning on taking an Oakland trip, book your ticket with us today to reserve your seat and see our first-class amenities firsthand.