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Oldest Family Run Businesses in Oakland Chinatown

Oakland Chinatown (屋崙華埠) is one of the oldest Chinatowns in the United States. After the Chinese first settled in the area in the 1850s, many businesses started to appear. Although none are still around from the 1850s, there are still some that have been in the area for over 140 years…

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Top Things to Do in Fruitvale

It's an exciting time to be in Oakland and the perfect time to start exploring Fruitvale! The vibrant neighborhood at the base of the Oakland foothills is almost half Latines and is home to some of The Towns hidden treasures.Fruitvale is known for its assortment of Mexican food fare, especially Oakland’s famous street-style tacos. Many of the shops and restaurants located in Fruitvale are family-owned, and some have even been passed down from generation to generation…

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Overnight Trip to Oakland

If you’ve been itching to see new sights, explore new cities, eat new foods, appease your travel bug with an overnight trip to the Town! Before you head out, make sure to book your stay for the night! Packing List  Camera 📸 Phone Charger 🤳🏾 A Good Appetite 😋 Hand Sanitizer 🧴 Water Bottle 💦 Mask 😷 (just in case)  …

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4th of July in Oakland

There's plenty to do during the 4th of July long weekend in Oakland! We invite you to explore our open attractions, attend upcoming events, and beat the heat at our lovely hotel pools. Plan your Oakland vacation today.…

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Events to Attend in Oakland this Summer

Oakland’s thriving arts and culture scene offers great live music, events, eats and outdoorsy fun all year round, but we are always super excited for the summer festivities. From dancing and day drinking at festivals and sampling food from all different cuisines to museum and gallery hopping, Oakland has got you covered. Whatever their interests, family members of all ages will make exciting discoveries and great memories while spending the day on the Sunny Side of the Bay. Here is our list of outdoor street fairs, music festivals and other specially curated experiences to put on your calendar this summer. This list may not include every summer event in Oakland…

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Plan Your Summer Vacation in Oakland

It’s that time of the year again. It’s summer, it's hot, and you’ve already taken your kids to all the shopping malls, water parks and attractions in your town. Fed up at home, you start planningyour summer vacation. Oakland is home to world-class attractions, sports teams, restaurants and parks that will suit any family vacation. …

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10 Things to Do This Summer in Fruitvale

*content updated by Visit Oakland. Summer is a magical time in the Fruitvale neighborhood. Paleteros (ice cream street vendors) walk up and down the streets, kids are playing in the plazita by the BART station, and the smell of carne asada grilling outside is in the air. If you're in Oakland during…

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Oakland Hotels with Outdoor Venues

Oakland is reopening! As meetings and events make their return, cleanliness, and safety are still top of mind. Check out some wonderful outdoor meeting spaces our Oakland hotels offer as you begin to plan your next event! Moxy Oakland Downtown Moxy Oakland Downtown is Oakland's newest hotel! Nestled…

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All About Mom in The Town

Mother's Day in The Town Yes, we're still practicing social distancing in May, but that doesn't mean the strong women in your life can't feel special on Mother's Day! Here's a special update on how to show mom she's special the Town way. Take Mom out on a Girls Trip The Claremont Hotel & Spa is has a mid-week getaway special until the end of June! The package includes: Overnight accommodations plus resort fee A welcome bottle of sparkling wine Breakfast at East Bay Provisions Dinner at Limewood Bar & Restaurant Private group yoga or fitness experience Exclusive Spa Boutique shopping experience with 10% off all purchases PC: Claremont Club & Spa   Shop Local Oakland Supply Co Give the gift of Oakland-made goods by shopping at Oakland Supply Co. From jewelry, candles, cards, soaps, and other well-crafted pieces, Mom will definitely feel special.  Shops on Lakeshore Check out the following shops on Lakeshore Avenue that are offering goods and gift cards online, curbside pickup, and delivery: Urban Indigo, Bay-Made, Maribel, and Lakeshore Beauty! Of course, treating her to yummy food, drinks, and sweets is not a bad idea either: Bardo Lounge & Supper Club, Shakewell, Proposition Chicken, Rico Rico Taco, Holy Land, Arizmendi, and Colonial Donuts!  PC: Oakland Supply Co.  Want more gift ideas, shop these other local Oakland small businesses!   Brunch Time If mom is in the brunching mood, there are plenty of tasty options to choose from. Honor the tradition of spoiling Mom with brunch! A few restaurants offering amazing brunches include Daughter's Diner, Grand Lake Kitchen, and Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill that are sure to delight your taste buds. Looking for other food options? Check out these open restaurants. …

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