- TripBuzz found 763 things to do with kids in or near Oakland, California, including 743 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like San Francisco, Pacifica, Berkeley and Richmond.
- From Lake Merritt to Fairyland, the Oakland area offers 132 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Amusement Parks (Kids), Parks and Sports Facilities/Fields.
- The eighth largest city in California, Oakland is home to over 400,000 residents in an area of just under 80 square miles. The populous community is also the center for the Port of Oakland, the busiest in all of Northern California. The city is a balance between vast greenery and majestic downtown architecture, a view to be enjoyed by all visitors.
The Alameda Theatre & Cineplex is a historic theater that shows first-run movies in a stylish atmosphere. Adjacent to it is the Cinema Grill, a full-service restaurant and bar that offers specials in conjunction with the theater.
Alameda Museum could be a great museum, but for now it's a tiny storefront with items from early Alameda on display. It is still interesting and has a lot of items to see from Alameda's heyday past. It is free, but they do have a donation jar.
Featuring classic video games, High Scores Arcade focuses on arcade games from the 1980s and 1990s as well as music from the 1970s and 1980s. It offers dozens of games to play and a high score board for top achievers.
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Started by a multi-racial group, La Pena Cultural Center is making connections between art and politics. They host different events, encouraging people to share other cultures and traditions worldwide.
Traditional-style bowling is available AMF Southshore Lanes across 40 individual lanes. Flat-screen televisions have been installed at each of the lanes to provide crystal clear score tracking, and there is an on-site video game arcade and six billiard tables.
At Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, visitors can attend showings for a mix of independent and foreign flicks. The cinema also hosts theatrical performances for local theater groups that range from Shakespeare to original plays.
Visitors of the Alterna Playhouse will be able to watch a variety of performances throughout the year, including shows like Little Shop Of Horrors and Swearing in English. The location also offers open auditions to guests who may wish to participate.
The Lincoln Park has nice shade and numerous activities available including: football fields, baseball, softball, tennis, bocce ball and shuffleboard courts, fitness equipment, playgrounds for toddlers and youths, BBQ and picnic sites, restrooms and a swimming pool.