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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. 1. Enjoy a mangonada at Nieves Cinco de Mayo! There is nothing better to cool down on a hot summer day than a combination of mango, ice cream, and chamoy. 2. Eat a ceviche tostada at Mariscos La Costa. You know those times when you are hungry but is too hot to eat…

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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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Find Peace of Mind Staying in Oakland

Comfort and reassurance is the name of the game for Oakland's hotels, restaurants, and more local businesses. Things have been a little different recently. For a lot of us, we’ve been at home more, more careful about who we are seeing and where we are going, and more intentional about supporting…

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Best Burritos in Oakland, California

We take our jobs as the experts on all things Oakland seriously. So much so that we've handed our team their toughest assignment yet find the best burritos in Oakland. Sure, it's a tough job, but we are up to the challenge. We've scoured the town, hitting up food trucks, taquerias, and restaurants. . Hungry yet? Vamos a comer (translation: let's eat!)…

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Where to Meet Safely in Oakland

Oakland’s Mediterranean climate and an average of 285 days of sunshine per year make it an ideal place for meeting outdoors, which may be the way of the future for many of the city’s venues, including alternative meeting spaces and neighborhoods. Here are a few creative ways to gather when visiting…

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