'''Oakland''' is a city in the [[Bay_Area_(California)]] of [[San Francisco]].
Oakland stands out as an important industrial port city in California and as one of the most important centers of African American culture. With its large downtown area and its industrial charme, Oakland
reminds somewhat of some cities in the east coast like [[Pittsburgh]] or [[Baltimore]] .
San Francisco International, +1 800 435 9736, (IATA: SFO) located about 10 mi (16km) south of the city is a major international airport, one of the largest in the world and has numerous passenger amenities including a wide range of food and drink establishments, shopping, baggage storage, public showers, a medical clinic, and assistance for lost or stranded travelers and military personnel. It is the major hub for Virgin America and United as well as a major international airport with direct flights to Asia, Latin America and Europe from airlines that include British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Oakland
International, +1 510 563-3300, (IATA: OAK) in the East Bay provides service to numerous destinations in the United States as well as Mexico and Scandinavia. It is a major hub for Southwest airlines. Oakland Airport is easily accessible through public transit. The air train connects the local train BART to the airport.
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International, +1 408 277-4759, (IATA: SJC) in Silicon Valley, about 1 hour south of San Francisco attracts Bay Area residents who find SFO to be inconveniently distant from their homes. Daily long haul destinations include Tokyo (ANA) and London (British Airways). Beijing (Hainan) and Shanghai (Air China) are served multiple times a week while Frankfurt (Lufthansa) is seasonal (summer).
BART - This is the local train that is used through the bay area, with at least 8 stops designated to the city of Oakland. For train schedule, ticket cost, see http://www.bart.gov/
AMTRAK - connects the city of Oakland to other cities across the US
Oakland is a friendly city that has multiple forms of transportations for all users - public transit, bikes (rentable for day or monthly use through Ford bikes and [[Lime]] https://www.limebike.com/
Downtown Oakland offers many interesting sights to visit. There are elegant high-rise buildings, but also beautiful traditional architecture in Old Oakland. There exists a fascinating old urban Chinatown in downtown Oakland.
* Fox Oakland Theatre, a former movie theatre, this beautiful Art Deco highlight from 1928, inspired by Middle Eastern und Indian architecture.
* Federal Realty Building, a tiny historic high rise building on Broadway. This especially elegant building was completed in 1914 and reminds the visitor from the Flatiron Building in [[New York City ]].
* Harrison Street Fifteenth Street Historic District, contains some nice low rise buildings, a few good African American restaurants. Albeit somewhat rough, there are some charming
graffities as well.
* Paramount Theatre, another amazing Art Deco theatre, from 1931, with a stunning interior. Today the home of the Oakland East Bay Symphony, it hosts jazz and gospel, among others.
*<do name="Golden State Warriors" alt="" address="Oracle Arena" directions="" phone="" url="www.nba.com/warriors/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="" geo="" tags=""> The Golden State Warriors are Oaklands professional basketball team, competing in the NBA. Becoming very successful in recent years, the popularity of the Warriors in the Bay Area in general and in Oakland in particular has been growing steadily. A home match at Oracle Arena in Southern Oakland is amazing experience for every fan of a spectacular sports event. </do>