Piedmont Vacations

Piedmont is a popular place for visitors to explore while in Oakland, United States of America, a city with 390,000 residents. The area lies 8 miles (13 kilometers) to the northwest of Oakland International Airport, and only 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the city’s downtown.

Piedmont is near a range of colorful Oakland’s well-known sights. Two destinations that should be on every visitor’s list is the fascinating Joaquin Miller Park and the iconic Judah L. Magnes Museum. Two other interesting attractions that are located nearby Piedmont are the Chabot Space and Science Center and People's Park.

Be sure to visit some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area the special place it is. Take a tour, admire the building in which it is housed or simply enjoy the fascinating artworks at the African American Museum, the Oakland Museum of California and the Pardee Home Museum. See some of the exciting theater, dance and music performances at Greek Theater in Berkeley and the Pacific Film Archive. Visit the Berkeley Art Museum in Berkeley, to get your fix of art.

If you are into nature, plan a trip to the nearby parks and reserves. These are good spots to relax. Go for a walk in one of the local parks and gardens, which include the University of California Botanical Gardens in Berkeley. Enjoy the waters of Lake Merritt.

If you are spending a while in and around Piedmont, be sure to visit the Jack London Square, the Mountain View Cemetery and Doe Library in Berkeley. History buffs will enjoy Sather Gate in Berkeley.

To enjoy some retail therapy, explore the Oakland City Center.

If you're a fan of college football, be sure to catch Piedmont favorites, the California Golden Bears, take to the field at Memorial Stadium, Berkeley. To endear yourself with the locals, be sure to wear blue and gold, the colors of the California Golden Bears.

When you’re ready to slow down after checking out the delights of Piedmont, check in to one of the area’s convenient bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. The HYATT house Emeryville/San Francisco Bay Area, the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, Berkeley and the Inn at Jack London Square are among the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.

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