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Top Views in Oakland

Oakland is definitely a city you want to be on the ground to explore– in the streets, and in the action. But, it’s always nice to climb upwards, grab a view of our beautiful city, and take it all in. Here are some of our favorite places in town to get the best Oakland views. Joaquin Miller Park’s…

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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! Here's a packing list for the essentials: Mask  Hand sanitizer  Wipes  Reusable water bottle  Camera  Phone charger A good appetite   …

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Ultimate Pit Stop in Oakland

As you plan your epic drive across every county line possible following Shelter in Place, add Oakland to the itinerary on your ultimate road trip adventure. The Town will send you onward with a full belly, and a longing to return for a proper visit the next time around (guaranteed to one-up the gas…

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Dog-Friendly Oakland

Not sure if you know, but Oakland is a great place to visit with your dog (or fur-baby, as some say). Check out where to eat, what to do, and where to stay when you bring Fido to the Town! Wine and Dine your Pup Nido’s Backyard Nido's Backyard has modern Mexican bites with an agave-driven cocktail…

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How To Support Oakland’s Black Community

To support our Black community, we have to educate ourselves, listen, and teach each other . In Oakland, we always believe this begins with listening to Black folx and engaging in what is shared. Below is a collated list of our existing resources as well as resources from community members for us to…

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Where to Hike in Oakland, CA

Often when we tell people that we’re hiking fairytale forests in Oakland there's a collective eye rolling. Oakland, they think, is so urban . Yet, 20 minutes from downtown, up in the Oakland Hills, groves of gigantic redwoods, oaks and eucalyptuses grow. Get outside, find some peace, and check out…

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Ways to Support Chinatown Local Businesses

Good Good Eatz and the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce joined to create a list of open Oakland Chinatown restaurants to support by ordering takeout/delivery. “Good Good” is the English translation of “Hao Hao/Hou Hou/好好,” representing a spirit of community, and nowhere is that sentiment better…

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Ways to Support Fruitvale Local Businesses

Get a taste of Fruitvale and support the small businesses that keep this neighborhood authentically Oakland. The Fruitvale Business Improvement District and The Unity Council joined to compile a detailed list and map of the neighborhood’s mom-and-pop shops and restaurants open for business. PC:…

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All About Mom in The Town

Special Update: Quarantine Mother's Day 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. Give the Gift of Relaxation The Claremont Hotel & Spa is currently closed but why not treat your mom (and yourself) to a spa package? Check out the options below! PC: Claremont Club & Spa   Shop Local Online Oakland Supply Co Give the gift of Oakland-made goods by shopping online 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, Lin Jia Kitchen, and Colonial Donuts!  McBride Sisters Wine Package Gift the McBride Sisters Black Girl Magic Riesling and Red Blend. Text 510-205-8540 to grab this little package for $50. PC: Oakland Supply Co.  Want more gift ideas, shop these other local Oakland small businesses!   Dine At Home Honor the tradition of spoiling Mom with to-go dinner! Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill is offering 3-course dinner options that are sure to delight your taste buds. Additional a la carte menu items and featured celebration beverages are also available.  What you need to know: Delivery cannot be pre-ordered; it will only be available on Mother’s Day: Phone order hours are taken daily, from 12pm - 7pm. You can order via UberEats, Postmates, Grubhub, and DoorDash.  No deadline to place Mother’s Day orders but preordering is highly recommended Looking for other food options? Check out these open restaurants. …

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