The city of Oakland was
founded in 1852 and is situated on the east side of San Francisco in the
northern part of California State. The port of Oakland is a major shipping
port on America's West Coast. Oakland has a population of about four
residents making it the eighth largest city in the state of California
behind, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Long Beach,
Frezno and the state capital Sacramento. Oakland has several attractions
available for the avid tourists.
The Museums, stadiums are all part of the
cities entertainment. Here are a few places to keep you busy while
traveling around the city; the Oakland Zoo, McAfee Coliseum, Franklin
Delano Roosevelt’s presidential yacht, Lake Merritt, the Art Deco
Paramount Theater, Chinatown, McAfee Coliseum, Jack London Square, the
Oakland Museum of California, The Tribune Tower and Children's Fairyland.
Here are a few demographics for the city of Oakland; Living in the city
are 86,402 families. 35.66% of the population are African American, 31.29%
are White, 21.89% are Hispanic or Latino, 15.23% are of Asian origin,
0.66% are Native American and 0.50% Pacific Islander. Oakland was nearly
annihilated when in 1989, Loma Prieta, an earthquake damaged a major part
of the city. Again in 1991 a firestorm hit the city.
The first inhabited
site in Oakland was settled in 1820. By 1849, several people had been
attracted to the city due to the gold rush. The ferry service to the city
of San Francisco only made things better and they was an influx of people.
The cities economy was again
given a boost when the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was opened in the
mid twentieth century. If you might be thinking of taking a trip to
Oakland, then it's Hotels, Lodges and Inns are some of the best in the
industry; Some of those magnificent Accommodating facilities are; Comfort
Inn & Suites, Courtyard by Marriott Downtown, Extended Stay America,
Hilton Airport, Homewood Suites, Washington Inn, La Quinta Inn, Holiday
Inn Express Hotel & Suites and the Best Western Airport Inn & Suites.
Oakland has got three of the major United States sports franchises based
in the city; Oakland Raiders (National Football League), Golden State
Warriors (National Basketball Association) and the Oakland Athletics
(Major League Baseball).