The Bolts are on the road again this week when they travel up to Northern California to face off against division rivals, the Oakland Raiders. Taking a trip of your own to Oakland? Read through for tips to make the best of your weekend leading up to the big game.
How to Get There:
The easiest way to see the Bolts in action is to fly into Oakland International Airport, a mere 3.8 miles away from the Silver and Black’s home turf, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. From the stadium to downtown Oakland, it’s only six miles, easily accessible through the Bay Area Rapid Transit system.
It will be a beautiful day on Sunday when the Chargers take the field, as it is forecasted to be 72 degrees and mostly sunny. All weekend will see highs in the low 70’s and a few clouds in the sky.
What to Eat & Drink:
Take a step back in time at Fenton’s Creamery. Established in 1894, the retro ice cream shop serves up large sundaes and cones sure to please your sweet tooth.
Originally opened in 1883, swing by Heinold’s First and Last Chance Saloon for a drink on the waterfront. The historic landmark is made from the remnants of a whaling ship and still houses the original mahogany bar from over a century ago.
For a quirky, tasty bite, check out Homeroom, a mac and cheese restaurant. It’s not your average, straight from the box mac and cheese. They’ve got a variety of delicious options to choose from, including specialties like crab mac and cheese, and the schoolroom setting will make you feel just like a kid again.
Things to Do:
Step onto a piece of history when you visit the USS Potomac, also known as the “Floating White House.” The ship served as FDR’s presidential yacht until his death in 1945. Now, it is open to the public for history cruises in the bay and dockside tours.
The perfect entertainment destination is Jack London Square, located on the waterfront. With various dining and retail options, stroll through the scenic area for a relaxing end to your day and great view to watch the sunset.
Another great part of Oakland to walk around is the 16-block area known as Chinatown. With expansive murals adorning walls, live seafood and herbal tea being sold, or one of the many delicious noodle spots, there is sure to be a lot to see. You can also visit the Oakland Asian Cultural Center to learn more about the culture and history of the area.
Celebrating California’s identity through art, history and natural science, the Oakland Museum of California is a great place to spend an afternoon indoors. Learn about the different factors that have shaped the state into what it is today while walking through this 300,000 square foot museum.