California
Oakland
Interesting
Oakland The Essential
Interesting
Directly across the bay from San Francisco, linked to it by the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, bustling Oakland boasts a large and busy port, gleaming waterfront and civic-center districts, an exceptional museum and a profusion of ambitiously restored mid-19C to 20C residential and commercial buildings.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Oakland
Paramount Theatre
Paramount Theatre
This monumental movie palace (1931,
Chabot Space & Science Center
Chabot Space & Science Center
Thirteen years in the making, this
90 minutes
Jack London Square
Jack London Square
Stretching along the busy Inner Harbor
60 minutes
Dunsmuir Historic Estate
Dunsmuir Historic Estate
Built by Alexander Dunsmuir, son of a
15 minutes
Pardee Home Museum
Pardee Home Museum
This striking Italianate mansion (1868)
60 minutes
Camron-Stanford House
Camron-Stanford House
This sedate Italianate residence (1876)
15 minutes