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Tours & Experiences
- Calendar of Events
- Oakland First Friday Street Festival
- Oakland Restaurant Week
- A's Fanfest
- Chinatown Lunar New Year Bazaar
- Black Joy Parade
- Oakland Running Festival
- Oakland Art Month
- Oakland Greek Festival
- Art & Soul Festival
- Laurel StreetFair World Music Festival
- Oaktown Half Marathon
- Chinatown Street Festival
- Oakland Triathlon
- Hiero Weekend
- Oakland Pride Parade & Festival
- Eat Real Festival
- Oakland Cocktail Week
- Rolling Loud Music Festival
- Oaktoberfest in the Dimond
- Oakland Black Cowboy Parade
- Autumn Lights Festival
- Dia de los Muertos Festival
- Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker
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Food & Drink
Oakland From Home
Isabella Ursos, Visitor Services Coordinator
Q. If this were your last day on Earth, where in Oakland would you dine?
Fattoush Salad from Dyafa.
Q. Where is the first place you take your friends and family from out of town in Oakland?
I would take them to Chinatown where they can see the murals that were created by Dragon School 99.
Q. What’s your favorite secret spot in Oakland?
My favorite secret spot in Oakland is Lake Merritt, especially the Lake Merritt Boating Center. I spent most of my childhood kayaking around the lake with my family.
Q. Where would someone most likely find you on the weekend?
On the weekend, you would most likely find me at a park reading a book or exploring The Town with my friends on a food tour.
Q. Describe your Oakland in 3 words?
Diverse, Vibrant, Underrated.
Q. Where is one of your favorite travel destinations in the world?
Q. What do you love about your job?
I love meeting people who are visiting Oakland for the first time and helping them create their itinerary. There are so many amazing places to visit that allow people to learn about The Town's culture, and I'm happy to have the opportunity to share it.
Q. Describe who you are in 140 characters or less.
A team-player and an adventure seeking solo traveler who lives to embrace change.