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How to Spend a 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 celebrate The Town’s black-owned businesses, events, and history during Black History Month for your next weekend trip! Friday Start your weekend off with a delicious…

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Black-owned Restaurants in Oakland CA

Oakland has a proud and resilient Black history/community that celebrates the influence on cultures past, present and future. This is certainly reflected and embraced in its food. With everything from Caribbean jerk chicken and plantains to Ethiopian injera with wat and comforting Southern fried…

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Where to Get Soul Food in Oakland, CA

Oakland's soul-food-restaurant per capita is pretty impressive, especially considering its 3,000 miles from the South. That's thanks to a strong African-American culture that's been part of the city's fabric since the founding. With a hunger for fried comfort, we set out to find the most popular spots in Oakland-- and we know that we've missed a bunch. Let us know and we'll add your favorites to the list…

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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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7 Things to do in Oakland, CA When it Rains

We spend a lot of time telling you how Oakland is the Sunny Side of the Bay, but from time to time we'll get rain as well. Don't worry though, that doesn't stop us from having a good time. Here is a quick guide on where to go if you are looking to run inside and escape the rain…

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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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