'''Oakland''' is a city in the East Bay of the [[Bay_Area_(California)]] of [[San Francisco]].
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.
*Alameda County Courthouse
[[File:Tribune Tower Oakland.jpg|thumb|left|Tribune Tower Oakland]]
===Old Town/ Chinatown===
Truly a pride of the city and a great loop walk. Wonderful views of the hills to the east and a great place to spend part of an afternoon.
[[File:Pergola at lake merritt. jpg|thumb|The pergola at Lake Merritt]] [[File:Oakland skyline at lake merritt. jpg|thumb|Oakland Skyline from Lake Merritt]] [[File:Lake Merrit. jpg|thumb|Lake Merritt viewed from the amphitheater]]
A lively 100 year old neighborhood bordering the north of Lake Merritt that features the historic Grand Lake Theater and Morcom Rose Garden.
*Grand Lake Theater. Watch a discounted matinee at the 92 year old palace movie theater.
[[File:Grand Lake Theater.jpg|thumb|left|Grand Lake Theater]]
isn't that many budget options in the Bay Area in general. It is best advised that if you are looking for a good deal, you can explore Airbnb. This is a rental platform that allows home owners to rent their furnished rooms out to guest for a day, week, or month. Be sure to look at the reviews prior to booking. Ranges can be from $50 or more .