Planning a holiday to Oakland city

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Oakland off late has blossomed and evolved into a alluring tourist destination. Beautiful lagoon, lakes, museums, great shopping, over 300 restaurants and amazing nightlife are some of the things that this beautiful city has stored in its landscape.

Spring Holiday in Oakland: One of the best times to visit Oakland

Spring (March and April) is one of the two best seasons to visit Oakland city. Especially late spring season when days are absolutely sunny. Oakland city glows like there won’t be another day to shine during this time. All its picturesque destinations like Lake Merritt, Jack London Square, Lake Temescal and Redwood Regional Park look even more beautiful.

Clothes to Pack

Light and loose shirts and trousers
Shorts and T shirts  
Garments that are made of light fabrics like georgette and linen
Short sleeved tops and jeans
Shorts/skirts

Popular Festivals during Spring

March

Oakland Running Festival or Oakland Marathon
Oakland First Fridays
Jack Of All Trades at Jack London Square
Oakland Greek Festival

April

Cinco de Mayo festival
The Oakland International Film Festival

Summer Holiday in Oakland

Summer season is relatively hotter, but not so unbearable that it scares away potential tourists. Not surprisingly, tourists do flock to Oakland city even during humid days of Summer. Average temperature during summer season is maximum 71 - 73 degree fraternities and minimum 55 to 57 degree fraternities.  

Cloths to pack

Just as spring season, carry loose and light cloths during summers. However, prefer carrying cotton garments to bear the heat.

Cotton shirts and loose trousers,
Shorts and T shirts  
Garments made of light fabric like georgette and linen
Short sleeved tops and jeans
Shorts/skirts

Popular festivals during Summer season  

Montclair Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival
Piedmont Avenue Stroll at Piedmont Avenue (held third Thursday of every month, 6-9 P.M)   

August

Chinatown Street Festival
Oakland Dragon Boat Festival
Art Soul Festival

September

Oakland Music Festival
 

Fall holiday in Oakland

Apart from Spring, fall season is another good time to visit Oakland. Temperature dips down a bit during Fall season to give a reminder that winter season is just on the brink of arrival. One good thing about Oakland during fall & also winter season is that unlike San Francisco its weather does not get foggy. Hence you'll get to enjoy clear views of all the picturesque destinations. Besides, fog problem wouldn't hinder your tour schedule in any way.                         

Cloths to carry       

Carry long selves shirt and trousers
Pants/Skirts, tops
Any garment that keeps you kind of warm
Closed shoes

Popular Festivals During Fall  

October

8th Annual Autumn Glory Festival
         
November

Live Music Wednesdays
Thanksgiving Dinner at Jack London Square
Monday Night Beer Flights
 

Winter Holiday in Oakland

The average temperature during Winter season is 59.2 degree F. It can go as high as 67degree F and can go as low as 51.4 degree F. In other words,Winter season is not the best time to visit Oakland, but is not a bad season to visit Oakland either.              

Cloths to Carry

Sweaters and jackets
Long sleeved shirts and thick pants
Long closed shoes and Woolen socks

Popular Festivals during Winter

A Great Small Town Christmas/Winter Fest at Maryland, Oakland     
Little Yough Summer Music Festival at Maryland, Oakland  
Wonderful Wednesdays at Maryland Oakland

Popular weekly festivals in Oakland (held every week)   

Oakland Running Festival or Oakland Marathon
Oakland First Fridays
Jack Of All Trades at Jack London Square
Jack London Square Farmer's Market – recurring weekly on Sunday
Temescal Farmer's Market - recurring weekly on Sunday

Operational hours in Oakland

Banks: 9:00am–4:00pm – Sunday closed
Post offices: 9am–5pm Monday to Friday
Shopping malls: 10am–9pm
Nightclubs: 10 pm to 2 am
Supermarkets: 9 AM to 9 PM
Bars: 6 PM to 12 A M


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