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If you are planning a trip to Oakland for business or pleasure, consider adding enough time to take in the sights. You may be amazed at how active this city is and how much there is to do. Those who visited this vibrant city in the past often recommend that new visitors rent a car in Oakland as this is the best way to get around the city and the surrounding area. While there is a lot to see in this city, you will not want to miss the following.
Whether you are alone or with the family, you will love visiting The Oakland Museum of California. Here you can see unique collections, exhibits and educational materials that detail California's history, peoples, and art. The museum has galleries for all ages.
Another favorite stop is The Oakland Zoo. The zoo is located in a natural setting of hills and trees and there is an amusement park (a small one) next door that is set up for younger children. The whole family will enjoy the overhead ski lift that takes you across the African exhibit, giving you a fantastic look at tigers, camels, lions, and elephants. You can see real bison, too!
And finally, make it a point to visit the world-famous Chabot Space and Science Center, which is only 10 minutes driving from downtown Oakland. There are too many exhibits and attractions to mention here as the facility covers 86,000 square feet! But you do want to catch the state-of-the-art digital full-dome planetarium at a minimum.
The above are just a few of the many, many fun and exciting things to do here. If you rent a car in Oakland, you and the family will be able to enjoy as many as possible during your stay.