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Things to Do in Oakland

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Oakland and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Oakland activities? We have 23 tour ideas.


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Adrenaline & Extreme

San Francisco Bay Indoor Skydiving Experience

Oakland, USA
Duration: 75 minutes
Priced From: USD 47.96


Feel the thrill of skydiving without jumping out of an airplane. It's true! Head to iFLY San Francisco Bay, a premier indoor skydiving facility powered by a state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel. After a training session, you'll experience free-fall conditions with the help of an instructor. No experience is necessary, and afterward, you can take home a personalized flight certificate. <span... Read More

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ARRVL - Oakland City Pack

Oakland, USA
Duration: 10 to 15 minutes
Priced From: USD 97.50


Do you want to land in Oakland and hit the ground running’ ARRVL packs are designed to save you 60 minutes at the airport by allowing you to skip the long lines for SIM cards, transit passes, and currency exchange.<br> • We ensure you get connected with our SIM provider<br> • We eliminate the need to navigate confusing ticketing machines<br> • We emphasize the best places to visit while... Read More

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Attraction Tickets

General Admission to Chabot Space & Science Center

Oakland, United States
Duration: 1 to 3 hours
Priced From: USD 18.00


General Admission includes access to Chabot's hands-on interactive exhibitions, 2 planetarium shows in a full-dome digital Planetarium and historic Observatory which houses three magnificent telescopes. The Observatory is also open Friday and Saturday evenings for telescope viewing (weather permitting). The mission of Chabot Space & Science Center is to be a place for students of all ages to learn and be inspired about... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Grand Lake Cultural Cuisine Food Tour

Oakland, United States
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 59.00


Featured in National Geographic's 2019 Places to Travel as THE “how to go” activity in Oakland and named the 2018 Best Walking Tour in the East Bay by Diablo Magazine, this tour is a culinary tour de force without leaving Oakland! Sample the vast cultural diversity of the Grand Lake area, an urban mecca for global cuisine. Centered around the historic Grand Lake Theater, the area is known for... Read More

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Day Trips

Tour Oakland With An Italian Interpreter

Oakland, USA
Duration: 2 to 8 hours
Priced From: USD 250.00


Visit Oakland and other parts of the East Bay with an Italian Language Interpreter.  Pick and choose what you would like to see and book the appropriate number of hours.

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Food Tours

Uptown Oakland Food and Drinks Tour

Oakland, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 111.00


Enjoy 3-hours of tasting yummy food and drinks throughout Uptown Oakland. Oakland is making its way as one of the top travel destinations in the world and Uptown is the epicenter of the action. Sample bites and enjoy craft cocktails as you make your way through America's best neighborhood.

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Historical & Heritage Tours

Rockridge Neighborhood Heritage Food Tour

Oakland, United States
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 79.00


Named the 2018 Best Walking Tour in the East Bay by Diablo Magazine, this three-hour long guided walking tour will share the area's rich history and explore its fast-growing dining culture—all while enjoying some seriously delicious tastings along the way. This food tour is just as appealing to visitors as it is to locals alike—it's a rare opportunity to learn some little-known facts about the area that may... Read More

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Historical & Heritage Tours

Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour

Oakland, United States
Duration: 1 hour
Priced From: USD 20.00


Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Rockridge Ice Cream Tour! This one-hour guided walking tour takes kids of all ages through Oakland's Rockridge area to explore a variety of ice cream desserts—along with a little history as to how we came to enjoy them.<br>Our Rockridge Ice Cream Tour is just one hour, providing the perfect break for a warm summer afternoon. Great for kids, families, food tour-newbies, or anyone... Read More

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Historical & Heritage Tours

Oakland Sweets Spirits and The Beyond Food Tour

Oakland, United States
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 30.00


Just in time for Halloween!  Come join us for a spook-tacular tour filled with tricks, and most importantly, some unforgettably delicious treats. Our Oakland Sweets Spirits and The Beyond Food Tour is not your typical Oakland cemetery tour. This 90-minute walking tour highlights some of the Piedmont-area's hidden gems including the final resting places of some of the Bay Area's most famous and infamous... Read More

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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

Breakfast with Santa

Oakland, United States
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 49.00


Santa has arrived in Lafayette … and this year he's staying for breakfast! Celebrate the holidays with a special pancake Breakfast with Santa benefitting the Lafayette Historical Society.<br>Enjoy a private meet and greet with Father Christmas as you savor off-the-menu pancakes, and a choice of freshly squeezed orange juice or pour over coffee courtesy of Sideboard, the site of Lafayette's original Pioneer... Read More

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Private Transfers

Arrival Private Transfer San Francisco Cruise Port to Oakland in Business Car

Oakland, USA
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 66.67


Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from&nbsp;San Francisco Cruise Port&nbsp;to your Hotel in&nbsp;Oakland by private vehicle and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.

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Arrival Private Transfer San Francisco Cruise Port to Oakland in Luxury Car

Oakland, USA
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 80.00


Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from&nbsp;San Francisco Cruise Port&nbsp;to your Hotel in&nbsp;Oakland by private vehicle and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.

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Self-guided Tours & Rentals

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Oakland, CA

Oakland, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 10.00


Operation City Quest is an open world scavenger hunt, in which you use your smartphone along with a remote guide to seek out 150+ items including monuments, statues, and unique points of interest.  Challenges and trivia from your guide makes Operation City Quest fun for the whole family. This downtown adventure game is played for two hours while walking about 2 miles.<br>

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Zombie Scavengers Game - Oakland, CA

Oakland, USA
Duration: 1 hour
Priced From: USD 20.00


CAN YOU SURVIVE THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE’<br>Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game.<br>With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive. Using your smartphone, your team will be tasked with scavenging the city for food, supplies, weapons, and shelter.... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Arrival Private Transfer SFO Airport to Oakland in Business Car

Oakland, USA
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 90.00


Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from&nbsp;San Francisco Airport&nbsp;SFO to your Hotel in Oakland by private vehicle and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.

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Departure Private Transfer Oakland to SFO Airport in Business Car

Oakland, USA
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 76.11


Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from your Hotel in Oakland City Center to&nbsp;San Francisco Airport&nbsp;SFO by private vehicle and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.

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Departure Private Transfer Oakland to San Francisco Cruise Port in Business Car

Oakland, USA
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 69.44


Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from your Hotel in Oakland City Center to&nbsp;San Francisco Cruise Port by private vehicle and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.

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Arrival Private Transfer SFO Airport to Oakland in a Luxury Car

Oakland, USA
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 103.33


Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from&nbsp;San Francisco Airport&nbsp;SFO to your Hotel in Oakland by private vehicle and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.

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Departure Private Transfer Oakland to SFO Airport in a Luxury Car

Oakland, USA
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 88.33


Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from your Hotel in Oakland City Center to&nbsp;San Francisco Airport&nbsp;SFO by private vehicle and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.

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Departure Private Transfer Oakland to San Francisco Cruise Port in a Luxury Car

Oakland, USA
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 82.78


Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from your Hotel in Oakland City Center to&nbsp;San Francisco Cruise Port by private vehicle and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.

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Arrival Private Transfer SFO Airport to Oakland in an SUV

Oakland, USA
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 50.28


Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from&nbsp;San Francisco Airport&nbsp;SFO to your Hotel in&nbsp;Oakland by private vehicle and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.

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Departure Private Transfer Oakland to SFO Airport in a SUV

Oakland, USA
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 44.72


Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from your Hotel in&nbsp;Oakland City Center to&nbsp;San Francisco Airport&nbsp;SFO by private vehicle and reach your final destination relaxed and... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Oakland Airport to or from Napa or Sonoma

Oakland, USA
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 270.00


* One-way Private transfer between San Francisco International Airport to and from your San Francisco destination. <br />* Ride in style in a Tesla Model X. <br />* Driver will monitor your flight when pick up is from the airport. Please provide airline and flight number. <br />* Seats up to 6 passengers (with small hand carries only). Comfortably seats up to 4 passengers (with 4 big regular size luggage and... Read More

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