Make yourself at home at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Oakland, California. You'll soon be immersed in the Golden State's art at the Oakland Museum of California and strolling among the scenic streets of San Francisco, where hilltops offer views of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay.
Start your day at Lake Merritt, near our Oakland hotels, with a frothy cappuccino at a lakeside cafe along Grand Avenue. Rent a kayak from a nearby vendor to paddle across the lake or join the joggers on the waterfont trail in their daily exercise ritual. Two blocks south of the park, the Oakland Museum of California celebrates this state's rich history, art and nature. Admire intimate portraits by Depression-era photographer Dorothea Lange and let your eyes sink into sublime early California landscapes. Guests of our hotels in Oakland can catch an Oakland A's baseball and Raiders football game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, south of downtown.
One-of-a-kind boutiques, bookstores and antique shops line leafy Piedmont Avenue and its side streets near our Oakland hotels. Order tacos al pastor (tacos of spit-roasted pork marinated in chiles and pineapple) at authentic taquerias along International Boulevard in the Fruitvale district, or savor inexpensive dim sum or crispy duck at eateries in Oakland's sprawling Chinatown. Head to Jack London Square on the Oakland harborfront for al fresco dining and linger for evening cocktails and live jazz.
Book our Holiday Inn Express Oakland hotels to be a short BART commuter-train ride from the iconic sights of San Francisco. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge above the emerald waters of San Francisco Bay, ride a clanging cable car up and down hilly streets lined with whimsical Victorian houses and savor a warm bread-bowl of clam chowder on Fisherman's Wharf.