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9 Unique Oakland Experiences Not Found in The Guidebooks

Have you already seen the Golden Gate Bridge? Are you not the type to do a big bus tour? If you’re looking to experience Oakland beyond simply sightseeing, Oakland has plenty of unique-to-Oakland things to do that showcase the diversity that the city has, both in its community, and in the engaging…

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Holiday Events in Oakland, California

It's holiday season here in Oakland, California! Along with lights and festive decorations, events are popping up all around The Town! Here’s a list of performances, holiday shopping, walking tours, and more to get you started! So, get your calendar out, pick the events that look the most fun for…

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6 'Uniquely Oakland' Reasons To Meeting In Our City's Creative Hub

Owning the reputation as one of the top meeting and event destinations in the U.S., the Oakland Convention Center dares you to define us. Between its welcoming location in the heart of the city, proximity to the towering Redwoods that are definitive of the region, and authentic local culture, the Oakland Convention Center makes hosting your event nothing short of simple and is one of the premier meeting spaces in Oakland. Through our bold culture, in both residents and attitude, hosting your business meeting in Oakland will inspire you, challenge you, and give you a new perspective. We encourage you to take your Meeting Someplace Different…

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The ‘Soul’ Reason to Meet Here: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Opportunities in Oakland

Every meeting is a story to be told, so why not make yours a story of team building, cooperation and giving back? If you’re planning an upcoming meeting in Oakland and looking for opportunities to get involved in Oakland’s creative, eclectic community consider adding Corporate Social Responsibility activities to the itinerary. From painting murals in Chinatown to helping to preserve beautiful Lake Merritt, there’s no shortage of Oakland volunteer opportunities for groups to give back to the diverse community that calls the San Francisco Bay area home…

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Oakland's Booming Hotel Developments

There’s no question that the San Francisco Bay Area is booming, and that’s especially true in Oakland, where creativity and cultural diversity thrive to create a destination like no other. With more and more visitors discovering all the “Bright Side of the Bay” has to offer, Oakland is experiencing a huge uptick in hotel development, particularly in the city’s inclusive, progressive Downtown and Uptown neighborhoods…

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Unique Dining Experiences in Oakland

There’s no question that food brings people together, and here in Oakland, that’s truer than ever. With over 125 languages spoken within the city, Oakland is one of the most diverse cities in the country, a boast-worthy accolade that is evident in the city’s incredibly vibrant and drool-worthy culinary scene. Oakland’s plethora of unique restaurants are topping “Best Of” lists from coast to coast, as the city’s high-profile chefs have made it their mission to build a restaurant scene as diverse – and delicious – as Oakland’s culture…

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How to Spend a Weekend in Oakland

Home to some of the best restaurants, perfect weather, and an abundance of arts and culture, there are endless options on how to spend a weekend in Oakland. If a weekend is all you have, this itinerary will no doubt pique your excitement to book another trip back here, stat…

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Queer Culture In Oakland

When California’s laid-back and welcoming culture is met with a fierce passion for preserving social justice– you get Oakland: a city consistently ranked as one of America’s “gayest cities”. Oakland’s unapologetic attitude is far from a recent ideology, as the city has been an epicenter for justice during a number of…

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Best Brunch Spots In Oakland

Whether you’re visiting Oakland for the weekend or you’ve lived here your entire life, these brunch spots are a must-eat. We know that brunch is the most important meal of the day, especially on the weekends, so we chose the top nine spots that you have to try. Disclaimer: these aren’t the only…

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The Best Farmer's Markets in Oakland, CA

Farmers markets, you love 'em, and Oakland has plenty of 'em. We are allabout fresh fruits and vegetables: yummy strawberries, giant artichokes, various colors of carrots, and those Buddha's hands. You may have been to other farmers' markets, but you gotta experience an Oakland farmers market. Check out the farmers' markets that Oakland has to offer 6 days out of the week. …

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