Oakland, California, on San Francisco Bay

The city is named for the evergreen oaks that grow throughout the entire area. The entire San Francisco Bay area can be accessed through renting a car in Oakland from CRX. The population is around a half-million people. During World War I the city was a center of shipbuilding.

Oakland's NFL or National Football League team is the Oakland Raiders. The Oakland Athletics, also known as the Oakland A's, are a well-known and respected Major League Baseball team, based for many years in the Oakland Coliseum.

Tourism Places of Interest

Must-See places to visit include:

  • Anthony Chabot Regional Park,
  • Redwood Regional Park,
  • Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve,
  • Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve,
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline,
  • Camron-Stanford House, Chabot Observatory,
  • Oakland Ballet Company, and
  • the Eddie Moore Jazz Festival in August.

An Oakland rental car from CRX a great way to get around and visit all these places.


  • African-American Museum,
  • Jack London Museum,
  • Western Aerospace Museum