Home to towering redwood trees and a world-class sports team.
Tucked between the San Francisco Bay and the green, rolling hills of the East Bay, Oakland is home to towering redwood trees, world-class sports teams, and an impressive number of acclaimed restaurants and coffee shops. The city is often underrated, but it is filled with hidden gems, culture, and style. Grab a cup of artisanal coffee on Piedmont Avenue, find a good novel at a Temescal Alley bookstore, and paddle around Lake Merritt in a kayak.
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California. A major West Coast port city, Oakland is the largest city in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, the third largest city overall in the San Francisco Bay Area.