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Top Things to Do In Uptown & Downtown

Oakland is often referred to as the central hub of the Bay Area. Which makes the Uptown Downtown District Oaklands main line. Oaklands entertainment capital comes alive at night with a host of new restaurants, hip bars and an arts scene that's one of the best in the country…

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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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Explore the Black Panther Party’s History in Oakland, CA

Oakland has always prided itself on being a progressive city, standing up for the rights of its communities at all costs. Take the Black Panther Party of Self Defense for example, which originated right here in 1966. Though the Party officially disbanded in 1982 the legacy and presence remain today…

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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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