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Ultimate Guide for Current Hotel Offerings in Oakland

Welcome, Meeting Planners, to our blog where we feature the latest offers from Oakland's hotel scene! From state-of-the-art meeting spaces equipped with cutting-edge technology to personalized services tailored to your every requirement, Oakland's hotels are stepping up their game to ensure your…

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Six Sweet Chocolate & Candy Shops Found Only in Oakland

Great chocolate is easy to find in Oakland! The Town is rich with chocolatiers creating some of the most decadent chocolate around. From jewel like truffles to vegan bars – these only-in-Oakland treats will make your valentine’s heart melt and their mouth water. Visit Oakland, visit one of these…

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Plan the Perfect Weekend in Oakland During Black History Month

Oakland’s deep roots in Black culture are celebrated through the city’s food, music, art, and creativity. Here are a few ways to spend a weekend celebrating The Town’s Black-owned businesses, events, and history during Black History Month! Friday Start your weekend off with a delicious house-made…

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Great Hotels Near the Oakland Arena & Coliseum

After an exhilarating event at the Oakland Arena, the perfect way to unwind and extend the experience is to relax at one of the top hotels nearby. Whether you're seeking luxurious comfort, convenient proximity, or a blend of both, the hotels surrounding the Oakland Arena offer an array of options to…

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Top Plant Shops in Oakland

Plants are an important part of your household. They provide the opportunity to reconnect or even begin to cultivate a relationship with nature. There is something to be said for the act of nurturing and caring for plants that has created a "plant therapy" renaissance as a way to practice self-care…

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Oakland Chefs Serve Up Holiday Tips

As the holiday season approaches, join Nigel Jones, Intu-On Kornnawong, and Thomas Schnetz, three esteemed chefs hailing from the vibrant culinary scene of Oakland, as they open up about their cherished holiday traditions and the unique gems they've discovered in the city. From heartwarming…

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Great Holiday Markets in Oakland, CA

As the air turns crisp and the holiday spirit fills Oakland, we'll be your guide to the local gems that offer a unique shopping experience. From handmade crafts to delectable treats, these holiday markets are a treasure trove of homemade goods that will delight even the most discerning shopper. So…

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The Town Talks Shop

Visit Oakland asked community leaders and partners in The Town to share their holiday gift recommendations. Since we always Think Oakland First – this wonderful group was more than happy to offer suggestions to support The Town’s entrepreneurial spirit and celebrate our Oakland businesses. Their…

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Holiday Events in Oakland, California

It's the holiday season here in Oakland, California! Plan a visit to The Town and you will find plenty of ways to get in the holiday spirit! Here’s a list for holiday shopping, and more to get you started! Get your calendar out, select the holiday events that look the most fun for you and your…

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