Was travelling through the Bay Area with my family a few weekends ago and spent a couple of nights in Oakland. Had such a great time and found a bunch of things to do with the little ones. From farmers markets, to kid's play places, there was an abundance of things to keep us busy. We'd definitely consider coming back here for a longer period at some point in time. We took BART to San Francisco as well and spent a couple of days there too. Again, great place for families with a lot of things to do to keep us entertained!