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San Francisco’s Brooklyn just across the water in the East Bay region

Diverse, dynamic, arty, edgy - Oakland invites you to add a colourful twist to your Bay Area adventures.

Essential information for Oakland

Local time

Language

USA flag
American English

Currency

US Dollars $
Official currency of the United States

Flight information

11h
San Francisco (SFO)
Direct flight

Flight schedule

  • Virgin Atlantic fly direct to San Francisco from Heathrow
are our main partner airline

Do I need a VISA?

Yes. You'll need to obtain approval no less than 72 hours prior to travel to the US via the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) scheme.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Nightlife

Downtown Oakland has an assortment of bars and nightclubs. They include dive bars, dance clubs, modern lounges and jazz bars. The Paramount Theater features headlining musical tours and productions, while Fox Oakland Theatre draws various musical genres including rock, punk, blues, jazz, and reggae.