The Ideal Place to Live, Work and Visit
Located on the east side of San Francisco Bay, Oakland offers 19 miles of coastline to the west and magnificent rolling hills to the east that afford one of the most beautiful views of the world – a crystal clear bay, the Golden Gate and Oakland Bay bridges, and the majestic Pacific Ocean.
Within its borders, Oakland features well-kept neighborhoods, a progressive, dramatically growing downtown, and superior cultural and recreational amenities. Some 80 different languages and dialects are spoken in the city, and a study conducted by the University of Wisconsin cited Oakland as being the most integrated city in the nation.
Designated as an All-American City in 1993, Oakland is the center of the East Bay trade area, and is rich in history, impressive growth and a promising future. It’s a city of transportation, of health care, of government, of sports, of education, and of arts and culture.
Recognized as a major transportation hub, Oakland is a city in which large corporate headquarters comfortably sit nearby traditional business and small shops.
The heart of the East Bay, Oakland is home to a wealth of activities and attractions.
The city is surrounded by sparkling bay waters and rolling hills dotted with redwood forests. Visitors can boat, bike and hike amid spectacular natural surroundings.
With San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean sitting at Oakland’s doorstep, travelers will find there is something fun and exciting for everyone who visits this cosmopolitan city.
Chamber of Commerce members represent a wide variety of visiting services to the metropolitan area. Please visit the links listed here for a list of members.
Visitors to Oakland can request a free pocket-size visitors guide, including information and photographs on hotels, restaurants, attractions and more to help you plan your visit to Oakland. To view the guide or request a copy, visit www.visitoakland.org, or call (510) 839-9000.