The Eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area has historically been a hub for transportation, namely its biggest city, Oakland. Oakland is now a diverse, growing metro area known for its eclectic arts and music scene, with venues sprinkled about the city. Easily commute for work and play across the Bay Area on the BART. Take a stroll along the shores of Lake Merritt. Go vintage shopping in the University of California Berkeley downtown. Discover culture, art and food around every turn.