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If your trip to Downtown Oakland is all booked but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a helping hand.
Leave that rental car at the hotel and start using those feet. Not far from the center of this neighborhood, Jack London Square is worth a visit. More adventure awaits at Oakland City Center and Fox Theater, which are also a stone's throw away.
Be sure to swing by Produce and Waterfront and Uptown Oakland while you're here. Allow yourself plenty of time to explore — there's loads to keep you entertained. Head 0.4 miles from Downtown Oakland and you'll find yourself in Produce and Waterfront. Alternatively, Uptown Oakland is located 1 mile away.
No matter the weather, you'll be able to explore the incredible beaches near Downtown Oakland from the comfort and freedom of your own rental car. As you travel along, keep an eye out for seagulls flying over these beautiful stretches of coastline:
If you have some serious work-related business to attend to in Downtown Oakland, there's a good chance you'll be spending lots of time in a major convention center. If that's the case, you might want to hear about the ones that have hotels, cafés and restaurants nearby:
These days, many compact cars are ingeniously designed and offer drivers a range of creature comforts without the large size. Hopping behind the wheel of one of these is a smart idea considering Downtown Oakland is just 0.4 miles from downtown Oakland. Take a peek at some of the great features and build quality of our selection of rides that are a good match for city driving. You may find that your ideal rental car is smaller than you first imagined!
For some, owning a luxury vehicle may be somewhat out of reach. But renting your dream car is as easy as a few clicks! Imagine the thrill of cruising around town in a classy sports car, even if it's only for a little while. Or perhaps you're just after a set of wheels to get you safely from point A to point B. Flashy or affordable? Whatever you decide, one thing's for sure — there's a rental car to suit your style in Downtown Oakland.
From speed limits to cell phone use, you should know the road rules before you arrive in Downtown Oakland. Ready to learn? Read on!
Motorists drive on the right-hand side of the road in Downtown Oakland. Even though the rules may be similar to home, it's a good idea to drive a little more carefully in new and unfamiliar destinations.
One of the upsides of visiting a smaller city like Oakland is less traffic — and you won't find a lot of it in the neighborhood of Downtown Oakland. However, you may still come across busier conditions during the normal peak-hour times.
Getting a place to park in Downtown Oakland isn't always quick and easy. That's why many travelers book a hotel that comes with a parking lot. When leaving the car around town, pay close attention to the signage. Overstaying the time limit could result in a steep fine.
Just like the rest of the city of Oakland, the neighborhood of Downtown Oakland has speed limits that range from 15 mi/h to 70 mi/h. In residential zones, you generally won't be able to travel faster than 25 mi/h.
Generally, one of two things will happen. Your rental company may bill the fined amount to your credit card. This is the usual practice. Or it may pass on your contact information to the relevant local authority so the fine is issued directly to you.
By law everyone must wear a seat belt. However, there are a few exceptions for certain vehicles operated by public transportation networks.
As long as you have hands-free functions like Bluetooth enabled, you are allowed to use your cell phone while driving around Downtown Oakland. But be sure to keep your eyes on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Downtown Oakland is 0.08%. If you've got a big night planned, leave your rental wheels behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.
Yes it is. But before doing so, you must bring the vehicle to a total stop and only proceed if the lane is clear.