The Oakland Convention Center is within walking distance of Jack London Square, Chinatown, Oakland Museum of California, Preservation Park, and Oakland City Center.
We are in close proximity to Oakland's East Bay Symphony, Paramount Theater, and the newly renovated Fox Theater. With an array of cultural institutions at every corner, and iconic landmarks to explore, you will never be short on things to do when you visit our convention center.
Visit the multi-purpose Oakland Coliseum. Home to the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball, this coliseum has a seating capacity of over 63,000. Catch an exciting game with friends and colleagues at this stadium when visiting Oakland or see live premium concerts and shows at the arena.
Catch your favorite performer at the Fox Theater. With a seating capacity of more than 4,000, the theater hosts more than 150 events every year. Catch a Broadway show, a rock concert, a comedy performance, or an interesting movie. You can even upgrade your Fox Theater experience with a "Telegraph Room" VIP pass.
Treat yourself to a show at the iconic Paramount Theater. With a seating capacity of more than 3,000, this Art Deco concert hall is the largest multi-purpose theater on the West Coast. Watch a range of live performances ranging from symphonies, ballet performances, classic movies, and more.
Visit the Oakland Zoo for a memorable experience. Mingle with the animals or watch them from a distance in African Savannah, explore the Tropical rainforest, check out the California Trail, feed the animals, and learn about the zoo's conservation efforts.
University of California Office of Presidents/UC Berkeley
Visit the systematic headquarters of the University of California. Learn about the various courses and educational programs offered by the institution as you explore the beautiful campus.
Mills College/Laney College
If you visit Oakland for educational purposes or to check out colleges, then visit Mills College and Laney College. Mills College is a nationally known liberal arts women's college in Oakland that offers graduate programs for all genders. Laney College is the largest community college in Oakland that offers over 100 educational and academic programs to students.
Old Oakland Downtown
Explore Old Oakland Downtown at your leisure. Admire the historical architecture, explore the many unique retail shops in the area, dine at some of the best restaurants in the city, or visit the popular Farmer's market that happens every Friday.
Australian sand belt architecture course on Alameda Island(6M renovation 3 years ago) and Tilden Park Golf Club, former home to the Cal Berkeley golf team.
Jack London Square
A visit to Jack London Square is a must when you are in Oakland. Relax by the peaceful waterfront, explore the many restaurants and bars in the area, enjoy live music, or enjoy a memorable dinner accompanied by classical Jazz music. No matter what you like, there is something interesting for everyone at Jack London Square.
Take I-101 North to San Francisco and continue to the Bay Bridge. Head east on the Bay Bridge and stay in the center lane, following signs for I-580 East. Follow all signs for downtown Oakland until taking the 12th/11th St. exit. Turn left on 11th St. Our self-parking is four blocks ahead on the right, and our entrance and valet parking is available at the Oakland Marriott City Center.
Head west on I-80 to I-580 East. Continue heading east to I-980 and follow signs to downtown Oakland. Take the 11th/12th St. exit. Continue one block and make a left at 11th St. Continue on 11th St., four blocks to our self-parking entrance.
Head west on Highway 24 through the Caldecott Tunnel three miles to I-980. Follow the signs to downtown Oakland then take the 11th/12th St. exit. Continue one block and turn left at 11th St. Continue on 11th St., four blocks to our self-parking entrance.
Take the Oakland AirBART Shuttle ($3, exact change required) from the airport, leaving the baggage claim doors every 10 minutes and going to the Coliseum BART Station. Take the Richmond BART train ($1.40) to the 12th Street City Center Station from the Coliseum station.
The BART station at San Francisco International Airport is located on level three of the international terminal. The station has two entrances, a walk-in entrance on level three and another accessible from Air Train, the airport's unmanned shuttle train that connects all airport terminals. From SFO BART Station, take the Pittsburg/Bay Point train ($5.40) to 12th Street City Center Station.