While our districts provide important services to our stakeholders there is a bigger story here, one that’s already being told by extraordinary artists, vibrant small businesses, community organizations, residents and the people who work in this area every day. In 2014, the districts were presented with a challenge: How do we tell that story of Downtown Oakland to the greater Bay Area and beyond. Our answer: Oakland Central, a brand that unites our downtown from the Uptown Arts and Entertainment District to the Jack London waterfront, from Lake Merritt to Old Oakland and everything in between.

Grab a Bite

Downtown Oakland offers a variety of world-class dining. Explore the many culinary options and discover something new!

Get Around

Downtown Oakland is not only in the heart of Oakland it is also located in the geographical epicenter of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. It’s also easy to get to and get around once you’re here. It is easily accessible by multiple modes of transportation Check out the many ways to get around Oakland at the Oakland Central Website

Catch a Show

Check out the dynamic calendar of entertainment, culture, and other events in downtown Oakland.

Discover Downtown Oakland