If you're planning on a family getaway to the San Francisco Bay area, make it a stay in the vibrant city of Oakland. It has plenty of features for both kids and adults, from educational museums to lush gardens. To get around to these hotspots, take advantage of the Oakland rental cars from Dollar Rent A Car. You don't even need a coupon for these Oakland discounts - just enter the promotional code when making your reservation. And write these exciting attractions into your travel agenda to save big bucks on entertainment:
Oakland Museum of California
Hop in an Oakland car rental and make your way to the Oakland Museum of California on any Friday night between 5 and 9 p.m., when admission is half price for adults and free for kids 18 and younger. For Friday Nights @ OMCA, the institution's grounds are turned into a festive night market. Visitors can enjoy free dancing and musical performances by local acts specializing in a variety of genres, from jazz to rhythm and blues. If you feel like splurging on a delicious meal, the Off the Grid food trucks offer gourmet delights from local vendors and restaurants. Either way, you can mingle among the locals and peruse the galleries of the museum.
Take an Oakland car rental over to Oakland Art Murmur, a collection of about 30 galleries located in the city's downtown. On the first Friday of each month between 6 and 9 p.m. there is a free art crawl. The expanse on 23rd Street from Valley and Telegraph roads becomes a pedestrian-only space full of food vendors and craft displays. Sample tasty treats and free wine while perusing works by local artists at venues such as the Rock Paper Scissors Collective, 21 Grand and Blank Space.