Destination guide

The lush setting of Oakland is ready to explore

The forests, lake and wildlife are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Oakland. Renowned for its hiking, shopping and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Oakland

Do you want to find attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Oakland a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Campgaw Mountain Ski Area (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Learning Center (8.7 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Orchard Hills Golf Course (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Paramus Golf Course (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Spook Rock Golf Course (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Funtime Junction (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Oakland

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Oakland is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ramapo Valley County Reservation (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Skylands (6.6 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Pyramid Mountain Visitors Center (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Sterling Forest State Park (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Saddle River County Park (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)

Transportation to and around Oakland

The nearest airport is in Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County), located 10.9 mi (17.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Teterboro, NJ (TEB), which is 15.2 mi (24.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Oakland?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 29 holiday lettings near Oakland. From 16 Houses to 10 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Oakland is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Oakland?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Oakland:

  • Alphabet City: 340 holiday homes
  • Carnegie Hill: 237 holiday homes
  • Brooklyn: 1,067 holiday homes
  • Midtown: 1,048 holiday homes
  • Queens: 5,423 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Oakland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Oakland. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • New Museum: 5,902 holiday lettings
  • Palisades Medical Center: 5,888 holiday lettings
  • Mountain Creek: 86 holiday lettings
  • Central Park: 4,131 holiday lettings
  • Randall's Island: 5,913 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Oakland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Oakland?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 16 Houses in Oakland. Our other popular types of Oakland holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 10 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 9 self catering accommodations
  • Estates: 2 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Oakland?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2 holiday homes with pool available in Oakland. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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