Destination guide

Captivating Oakland will entice you

Enjoy the area's entertainment, theatre scene and art galleries with a rental holiday home in Oakland. Renowned for its sporting events, architecture and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Oakland Museum of California and Oracle Arena are just a couple of the must-see attractions. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Oakland

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Oakland a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pier 39 (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (13.8 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Waterworld California (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
  • Children's Fairyland (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • St. George Spirits (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Oakland

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Oakland is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Twin Peaks (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Tilden Regional Park (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Angel Island (10 mi / 16 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Oakland

Fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive), which is 13 mi (20.9 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Oakland-Jack London Square Station or Coliseum Station to see more of the city. You can get around Oakland by catching a ride on the metro at 12th St - Oakland City Center Station, 19th St Station or Lake Merritt Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Oakland?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,680 holiday lettings around Oakland. From 810 flats & apartments to 506 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Oakland?

Cookie-cutter chain hotel rooms are forgettable. Living like a local in the dynamic centre of a thrilling new destination is most certainly not. HomeAway has 185 city centre holiday properties available. After a different holiday vibe? See if any of our other properties tick your boxes. Our options for this destination include:

  • 149 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 104 mountain-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 97 seaside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Oakland?

There's no need to say goodbye to all the conveniences of home just because you're going on holiday. Kick back in an apartment and experience the area like a local. HomeAway has 634 for you to browse through here. If you get in quick, you could spend as little as £42 a night. If that doesn't match your posse's taste, we've got a number of other self-catering accommodation options to pick from, such as:

  • House: 538 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.
  • Condo: 179 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £46 per night.
  • Hotel: 171 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £43 per night.

Can I stay in Oakland in a large group?

There's nothing more memorable than staying somewhere new with family and friends. And the best news is HomeAway has some options to suit large groups. The most popular option for big groups here are house holiday rentals, and you'll find 129 available. Properties for rent in this area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we have 239 properties perfectly suited for that size. Stay a night from just £42.
  • Require a rental property for 5 guests? We have 122 that will work well. You can book one for as little as £74 per night.
  • Looking for rental properties catering to 8 guests? You'll be thrilled to discover we have 96 that will fit the bill. You can bag one for as little as £132 a night.

You and all your buddies will be in good hands when you book your Oakland getaway with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Oakland?

HomeAway is here to help you get together with your friends and family. With an assortment of economical holiday rentals, you're sure to score a special place that houses one and all. Temescal has bargain written all over it. And with 26 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £89 a night, it isn't difficult to see why. Another 31 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around Montclair. With an average price of £173 a night, you're sure to grab a deal worth boasting about.

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