Fox Theater is one of The 15 Best Fun Activities in Oakland.

1. Fox Theater

1807 Telegraph Ave (btwn 18th & 19th St), Oakland, CA
Music Venue · Uptown · 141 tips and reviews

Tim H.Tim H: 1 of my favorite venues. Food, parking, BART make it easy.Seating in the loge & mezzanine preferred. Balcony leg room is cramped. Art deco!!

SFBARTSFBART: Its easy to get to and from the Fox Theater on BART - the 19th St. Oakland BART Station is less than a block away. Read more.

Bob L.Bob Lee: They certainly don't make theaters like this anymore. Beautifully restored art deco-ish interior...great place to catch a concert!

Oakland Museum of California is one of The 15 Best Fun Activities in Oakland.

2. Oakland Museum of California

1000 Oak St (at 10th), Oakland, CA
Museum · Downtown Oakland · 59 tips and reviews

YoplaitYoplait: Art, history and science all-in-one, this California-focused museum is a must. Bring your family here to explore the rich culture and environment of Cali in all its wonder.

Matty S.Matty Shoe: First Sunday of every month is free

Oakland Museum of CaliforniaOakland Museum of California: The Museum Gardens are now open to the public during Friday Nights @ OMCA!

Life Changing Ministries is one of The 15 Best Fun Activities in Oakland.

3. Life Changing Ministries

1629 8th St (Peralta), Oakland, CA
Music Venue · West Oakland · No tips or reviews
Paramount Theatre is one of The 15 Best Fun Activities in Oakland.

4. Paramount Theatre

2025 Broadway (btwn 20th & 21st St), Oakland, CA
Music Venue · Uptown · 41 tips and reviews

Kelly W.Kelly Wong: Lovely architecture, great landmark in Oakland and good place for a concert.

SFBARTSFBART: The Paramount Theater Oakland is really accessible by transit - it's one block from the 19th St. Oakland BART Station. Read more.

Denisha D.Denisha DeLane: Every seat is a great seat.

Chabot Space & Science Center is one of The 15 Best Fun Activities in Oakland.

5. Chabot Space & Science Center

10000 Skyline Blvd (Joaquin Miller Rd), Oakland, CA
Science Museum · 25 tips and reviews

George D.George Dy: Beautiful view from the observation deck and extremely knowledgable staff. Definitely consider an annual pass and look out for deals on Groupon.

NASANASA: Astronauts have to cope with both physical and mental challenges when living in confines of a spacecraft. Learn how they do this by trying out exercise gear, space tools, and eating astronaut food! Read more.

Smithsonian ChannelSmithsonian Channel: A time-honored Oakland institution, the center has been peering into the California skies nightly for more than 125 years with its three telescopes, Leah, Rachel and Nellie. (From Aerial America) Read more.

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is one of The 15 Best Fun Activities in Oakland.

6. Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

7000 Coliseum Way (at Hegenberger Rd), Oakland, CA
Baseball Stadium · Central East Oakland · 249 tips and reviews

Al S.Al S: Best craft beer options are at the Gastropub, in the West Side Club, on the second deck and right behind home plate. They also serve made-to-order brick oven pizzas that are surprisingly good.

HISTORYHISTORY: The stadium has hosted Oakland Raiders football between 1966-81 &1995-today, & Oakland A's baseball since 1968. On May 1, 1991, Rickey Henderson stole his 939th career base becoming an all-time leader

ESPNESPN: Don't expect to catch a foul ball while you’re here. The Coliseum has the most expansive foul ball territory of any major league ballpark.

Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant is one of The 15 Best Fun Activities in Oakland.

7. Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant

510 Embarcadero W (btwn Clay St. & Washington St.), Oakland, CA
Jazz Club · Jack London Square · 76 tips and reviews

Joseph R.Joseph Rosenfeld: The Brussels sprouts are such a great starter that we indulged with a second order. Both our meals were delicious [sea bass and lamb loin].

Tony L.Tony Leach: Go to Yoshi's. Eat sushi and watch jazz.

BravoBravo: A wonderful Japanese place with great Jazz! -Jonathan Waxman, Top Chef

Oakland Music Complex is one of The 15 Best Fun Activities in Oakland.

8. Oakland Music Complex

Oakland, CA
Music Venue · West Oakland · 1 tip

Marshal V.Marshal Villarosa: Get ready Bay Area for the next big thing to drooopppp!!!!!

Sound Waves Studios is one of The 15 Best Fun Activities in Oakland.

9. Sound Waves Studios

2222 Wood St, Oakland, CA
Music Venue · Prescott · No tips or reviews
Children's Fairyland is one of The 15 Best Fun Activities in Oakland.

10. Children's Fairyland

699 Bellevue Ave (at Grand Ave), Oakland, CA
Theme Park · Adams Point · 24 tips and reviews

Richard C.Richard Cepeda: A very great place to take the kids on the weekend and holidays. The food is the basic amusement park prices. Overall a getaway to spend time with your kids.

Julie S.Julie Supan: This place rocks for toddlers, super safe and you can't lose them. The puppet show is one you'll actually enjoy.

Roy B.Roy Bahat: avoid the 1:30pm Saturday juggling show -- the performer is a bit of a misanthrope

Oakland Metro Opera House is one of The 15 Best Fun Activities in Oakland.

11. Oakland Metro Opera House

630 3rd St, Oakland, CA
Opera House · Produce and Waterfront · 18 tips and reviews

Kristina C.Kristina Cazarez: Lots of nearby street parking. Friendly, laid back staff. Cheap drinks! Lots of bathrooms, no soap. Cool place.

SKETCHSKETCH: Watch out for ptots

Devon M.Devon Miller: WompWomppwampp!

Giraffe Exhibit is one of The 15 Best Fun Activities in Oakland.

12. Giraffe Exhibit

Oakland Zoo (9777 Golf Links Rd), Oakland, CA
Zoo Exhibit · 3 tips and reviews

Missy K.Missy Kirtley: The giraffes are incredible creatures and you get a really close look at them in this exhibit.

Ryan P.Ryan Palmer: Best place to sit and watch the animals and people.

Andrew G.Andrew Garner:

The Uptown Nightclub is one of The 15 Best Fun Activities in Oakland.

13. The Uptown Nightclub

1928 Telegraph Ave (at 19th St), Oakland, CA
Rock Club · Uptown · 26 tips and reviews

Ben R.Ben Russo: Catch a live band, sit out on the patio, or squeeze in at the bar. Read more.

James R.James Rinella: Tiny club but that just makes everyone close to the stage. Saw the English Beat last night. So much fun! Danced my ass off.

Elizabeth P.Elizabeth Price: Protip: When you go to Monday night burlesque (it's only $5 and Hubba Hubba Revue rocks the house), sit upstairs to get a full view of the performances without getting cozy in the drunken crowd.

Malonga Casquelourd Center is one of The 15 Best Fun Activities in Oakland.

14. Malonga Casquelourd Center

1428 Alice St (14th Street), Oakland, CA
Music Venue · Lakeside Apartments District · 5 tips and reviews

Willard Wheaton D.Willard Wheaton Davis: We love the art space- hosted by Tomye- she chooses great selections of art for display!!

Constance P.Constance Pierre: Dance-a-vision

Sangodogbon A.Sangodogbon Akinsoga: A great place for studying our traditions.

The Sound Room is one of The 15 Best Fun Activities in Oakland.

15. The Sound Room

2147 Broadway (21st), Oakland, CA
Jazz Club · Uptown · 4 tips and reviews

SFistSFist: The Sound Room is all about the music: get up close and personal with musicians in their Friday / Saturday shows and enjoy the affordable prices, drinks, art and snacks at this cozy jazz destination. Read more.

Keith F.Keith Flippin: I'm told that the cover pays the artists, and the concessions pay the venue. Happy to spend on both to keep local culture alive.

Saniul A.Saniul Ahmed: Great venue