Our most recommended things to do in Oakland

San Francisco: Bridge to Bridge Cruise

San Francisco: Bridge to Bridge Cruise

See both the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on a single boat tour with personal headphone audio included. Explore San Francisco's famous landmarks, history, natural history, architecture, and Native American culture on board this unique bay cruise. During the 90-minute round trip cruise you'll depart from Fisherman's Wharf, one of the city's busiest tourist attractions. From there, sail under the Golden Gate Bridge. Completed in 1937, the Golden Gate is one of the world's most famous and beautiful bridges, and was at one point the largest suspension bridge in the world. Cruise past Alcatraz Island, once home of one of the world's most infamous prisons, and take the chance to enjoy the stunning San Francisco waterfront. The boat will pass along the harbor before heading under the colossal San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Then it's time to head back to the charming city of San Francisco by the sea. For a limited time, all San Francisco Bridge to Bridge Cruises have a Buy One, Get One (BOGO) offer for the bar! Double the delight as you sip and savor the beauty of the San Francisco Bay while toasting to memorable moments.

California Audioguide for Self-Drivers (English & German)

California Audioguide for Self-Drivers (English & German)

After booking you receive a separate Email from us with the instructions on how to install the app and the guide! You can ignore the "Ticket" Email from Get Your Guide. Please also check your spam-folder for our Email and please get in touch with us if something does not work! Complete your road trip around California with an audio guide featuring 169 locations and 3 hours of audio in 1 app. Listen to the recordings as you take in views at Yosemite, Mt. Whitney, and Zabriskie Point, experience the unique cultures of Silicon Valley, Santa Monica, and Hollywood, and drive down Highway 1. Feel at ease taking in the views while the app uses GPS to find your location and suggest stops. From famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge to lesser-known gems like Moss Landing, appreciate the wealth of beauty and history in California with detailed audio descriptions. Stop and start your journey as often as you please, there’s no constraints once you download the app and activate your audio guide. If there’s a specific site you’d like to visit, manually choose audio guides from the built-in map or from a list.

Full-Day Wine Tour to Napa & Sonoma 3 Tastings Included

Full-Day Wine Tour to Napa & Sonoma 3 Tastings Included

Spend the unforgettable day in Napa & Sonoma County on this guided group tour from San Francisco. Taste the best wines of the region, enjoy the scenery, and learn the local history. Starting with pickup in San Francisco, cross the Golden Gate Bridge where the San Francisco Bay meets the Pacific Ocean and stop at the Marin County Vista Point for magnificent views. From the vista point, see the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Alcatraz Island, the East Bay cities of Oakland and Berkeley (home of the first UC campus), and the Bay Bridge which connects them to San Francisco. Continue the journey by passing above the hillside houses and yacht marinas of Sausalito and traveling north through the rolling hills of Marin County. Just 35 minutes from the bridge begins beautiful Sonoma Valley, the site of the first winery of California. Today, Sonoma Valley is a world-famous producer of fine wines, cheeses, and olive oils. Visit 3 wineries, typically two in Sonoma, one small, one large, and one more in Napa chosen by your knowledgeable guides with your enjoyment and the diversity of wines in mind. Three tastings at three different wineries are included. Lunch is available for purchase at a winery or during a visit to downtown Sonoma Plaza, a park surrounded by historic buildings, including the last Franciscan Mission, restaurants, cafes, shops, and wine-tasting rooms, or in downtown Napa. This experience concludes with drop-off back to your hotel.

San Francisco Bay: Private Charter Heron & Osprey

San Francisco Bay: Private Charter Heron & Osprey

Our professional crew and luxurious vessels are available year round to serve a wide range of needs throughout the San Francisco Bay. We offer direct transportation between destinations or we can be the destination with custom routes and experiences. We happily host a range of events including weddings, corporate retreats, team building, custom tours and nature tours. Our two sister-ships Osprey and Heron hold 40 passengers each. Our vessels are outfitted with restrooms, indoor / outdoor seating, WiFi, flat screen TVs, full liquor licenses, safety equipment, and highly trained captains and deck hands. We are available all throughout the year to create memorable special events. All events can be customized to meet your specific requirements.

Oakland: Private Transfer from Oakland International Airport

Oakland: Private Transfer from Oakland International Airport

Enjoy convenient, reliable, comfortable private transportation from the Oakland International Airport (OAK) to your accommodation in downtown Oakland. Receive your driver's contact details 6 hours before your meeting time, to make sure the driver is easy to find upon arrival. 2 hours before your arrival time, you will receive precise meeting point information at Oakland International Airport. Upon arrival, receive assistance with your baggage. Sit back and relax as you travel from the airport to your accommodation in Oakland. Avoid the hassle of navigating public transport and arrive at your destination promptly and securely.

Oakland Scavenger Hunt

Oakland Scavenger Hunt

Your creative, nontraditional scavenger hunt begins at a scenic spot that's a local favorite. You'll get your digital quest from your live and interactive remote host. Then you’ll take off on your own to experience a wide variety of carefully curated locations in town. You'll walk or drive to the various checkpoints as you interpret creative tasks, accept wacky challenges, and get outside your comfort zone! Both family and dog friendly, the game alternates between the indoors and outdoors, with plenty of bonus challenges too! You'll text photos and videos to your remote host, who cheers you on and assists, as you play - to document your progress. You can even interact with the locals to interpret the creative challenges. You won’t be able to avoid having fun, uncovering hidden gems and local secrets, making memories, laughing, and learning along the way! You’ll be part of the rich culture of this dynamic city! Every turn is full of surprises, so questions in advance are welcomed. Check out all 500 of our city hunts! Great for corporate groups, tourists, curious locals, bachelors(ettes), birthdays, families, friend trips, and other special groups! Ask us about our custom-designed experiences and virtual team builders too!

Oakland: Temescal Tastes Walking Food Tour

Oakland: Temescal Tastes Walking Food Tour

Discover one of the hippest and oldest neighborhoods in Oakland on this 3-hour walking tour of Temescal, home to culinary innovation and creative food producers. The neighborhood’s food makers come from a variety of backgrounds: pop-up restaurants, fine dining establishments, and even farmers' market stands. The talent behind the tastes have helped this tour earn the title of "The Best Oakland Food Tour You'll Ever Take." One of the most diverse destinations in the country, the food in this neighborhood is a true reflection of the city of Oakland. Begin the tour with fresh Baja-style tacos from the Cholita Linda stand at the weekly farmers' market, followed by the award-winning Kouign-Amann pastry from Starter Bakery. Round out your excursion with authentic injera and wot (flatbread and stew) from Abesha Ethiopian, Korean rice bowls from Bowl’d BBQ, and other treats from the trendy Temescal Alleys.

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4.7
(551 reviews)

The route first led to the Golden Gate Bridge, then along Angel Island and Alcatraz to the Oakland Bay Bridge. From there back along the downtown skyline to the pier. There was an audio guide in German, which was very helpful. Fair prices for drinks on board. All in all, a very nice experience.

It was great! Really enjoyed the cruise. Comfortable , nice atmosphere . My favorite moment was in the end of cruise when they put nice music and we just enjoyed the view of San Francisco. The view of Golden Gate was stunning! Worth the money 100%!

An excellent boat cruise out to both bridges. The boat was very clean & the windows were sparkly clean which made viewing from inside more enjoyable. The two for one drinks deal made our time aboard a very pleasant cruise. Loved it.

Visiting both golden gate and by bridges, view and experience were very nice. By passing the alcatraz island, good experience for sure!

It was nice day and not too crowded. We have the cruise mostly to ourselves