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Explore the Oakland Zoo
Published On July 15, 2018

July 15, 2018

Castro Valley and the charming city of San Leandro are located in the Bay Area in Northern California. With easy access to surrounding cities of Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose and Hayward, San Leandro is a perfect travel destination with areas for boating, fishing, and sightseeing still within proximity to a primarily technology-driven area. During your stay, take a short drive for an all-day adventure at the Oakland Zoo. 

Visit the Oakland Zoo

Home to over 700 native and exotic animal species, the Oakland Zoo is guaranteed fun for the whole family. The park is divided into several different categories, built to best serve the natural-style habitat of each species and offer endless exploration to guests. Adventure Landing offers exciting rides including the Serengeti Safari Jeep ride, Tiger Trek Kiddie Coaster, the Conservation Carousel and the Pilot Training airplane ride, to name a few. The African Savanna hosts a four-acre enclosure for elephants, a luscious tree-enclosed area for lions, an inspiring aviary for birds and is also home to families of zebras. The central point of the Oakland Zoo, the African Veldt, houses giraffes, elands, Egyptian geese and a variety of other birds in a large open space. The Tropical Rainforest, with ponds and waterfalls lush foliage and climbing areas, serves as home to a variety of birds, reptiles, monkeys, chimpanzees, and tigers. For a more hands-on approach to learning, visit the Children’s Zoo area where guests can feed and pet the animals and observe daily presentations on local species. 

The Zoo also hosts variety dining venues and hosts events. Four cuisine venues are available and will ensure everyone in the family will find something they enjoy. The Landing Cafe inside the California Trail area serves mouthwatering brick-oven pizzas, artisan cuisine and a panoramic view of the greater Bay Area. Tuskers, inside the Flamingo Plaza, provides indoor and outdoor seating and offers a gourmet twist on classic soup and sandwich favorites. Safari Cafe inside Adventure Landing offers grilled favorites, snacks and dessert treats to satisfy any craving. And the Madagascar Trading Post located within the Children’s Zoo offers boxed lunch varieties, cold beverages ice cream and other fun snacks. Oakland Zoo also offers a breathtaking panoramic-view wedding venue, picnic areas, hosts for birthday parties and other group events, as well as Zimmer Auditorium, perfect for meetings, performances, get-togethers or other special events. 

Stay at Comfort Inn Castro Valley

Comfort Inn in Castro Valley is the perfect budget-friendly location for those who want to stay in the Bay Area but not be stuck in the hustle and bustle of the busier surrounding cities. Comfort Inn offers 60 spacious rooms with prime amenities, friendly staff, complimentary breakfast, free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and fitness facility to ensure your comfort during your stay.  Book direct for lowest rates at