Ring-tailed lehmurs at Oakland Zoo © The Consortium
Boasting a menagerie of over 300 wonderful animals, the Oakland Zoo is a must for animal lovers and children. Highlights include a children's park, picnic area, wildlife theatre, carousel and a miniature railway. The children's zoo allows kids the opportunity to get close to the animals and even pet them. There's also a small rides area, and a cafe and souvenir shop.
Address: 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland
Telephone: (510) 632 9525
Opening times: Open daily 10am-4pm.
Admission: $17.75 (adults); $13.75 (children). Children under 2 are free.