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Museums That Celebrate History, Art and Culture in Oakland, CA

Any time is the perfect time to explore Oakland’s museums—as richly diverse in history and heritage, arts and culture, knowledge and new frontiers as the distinctive neighborhoods that make up this dynamic East Bay city. From viewing ancient artifacts and distant planets to taking the controls of mind-bending interactive games and displays, visitors of all ages will unearth a treasure trove of experiences and enjoyment at Oakland’s world-class cultural attractions…

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Top Things To Do In Old Oakland

Old Oakland was the central depot for the first Transcontinental railway linking California to the eastern states in the late 1860s. This area was where visitors stayed when they traveled on the railroad, and it offered hotels, restaurants, barber shops, drug stores and other services for travelers…

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Top Things To Do on Piedmont Ave in Oakland, CA

Piedmont Avenue, in many ways, feels like a small hometown, with a long sidewalk of great restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops, and historic attractions stacked side by side. From designer vintage clothing to home antiques, the neighborhood is filled with unique places to stop and enjoy…

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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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