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Warriors are the 2017 NBA Champs!

Come and celebrate the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors during their victory parade Thursday, June 15th. The parade will start at 10:00am at 11th and Broadway in downtown Oakland, and finish with a rally around 12:15pm outside of the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center.  Fans can begin to line up for the rally as early as 5:00am. Make sure to check the Warriors page for any parade updates and a full list of street closures. 

Tips for making the most of your Warriors fan experience without having to cash out on a Finals game!

It's safe to say The Warriors are a popular team these days. Especially this year entering this year's NBA Finals ® with 2 NBA® MVPs. DubNation is frantic for a taste of experiencing the NBA Finals® live, but not all of us are as "lucky." So whether you’re coming to Oakland for the first or 20th time, or are simply looking for the best watch party spots, these tips will make your Warriors fan experience a memorable one. 

Bun, condiments, veggies, meat there's a methodology to burgers, yet all of the components have to complement each other perfectly. And when you get that perfect bite, everything seems right in the world. So where can you find the best burger in Oakland? Whether you are looking for local favorites or a fancy gourmet excursion, Oakland has the burger for you! 

With the help of @eastbaydish (and their amazing photography), we were able to share with you our list of delicious burgers in Oakland. In alphabetical order, here is our list of burger joints perfect for your next Oakland foodie adventure. Happy eats! 

Love is in the air! With weddings being the trending topic, Oakland has lots of options for your special day. The Town has a number of beautiful venues from indoor to outdoor, classic to modern. Finding a spot to get hitched is a non-issue here! 

In honor of National Travel & Tourism Week we are celebrating the Faces of Travel in Oakland. Here are 5 members of our industry who have been nominated for their dedication to making Oakland a great place to visit. 

Oakland has historically been one of the most diverse cities in America. Regardless of the holiday or tradition being recognized, chances are you'll be able to find a worth celebration. As we head towards another Cinco de Mayo, and recognize the heroics of the Mexican Army at the Battle of Puebla, here are a few events worthy of exploring this holiday weekend. 

If someone gave you a dime for every Golden Gate Bridge photo you've seen, you might just have enough money to cover one month's rent in San Francisco... in a studio... with 5 roommates. I mean, we understand that art is everywhere, and photography is all about perspective, but if we have to see another selfie with that crab sign in Fisherman's Wharf in the background, you might want to prepare for our 5 paragraph Facebook status rant. Our point being... photoshoots in San Francisco?... it's been done. Perhaps you should think about taking your talents to The East Bay. 

While exploring Oakland's Chinatown, it's almost impossible to miss one of Dragon School's murals. Their goal is to paint murals throughout Oakland's Chinatown to unite the businesses, artists, and community together for a more beautiful neighborhood. Dragon School provides youth and artists a unique place to experiment with street-art and public murals while engaging with the community. Dragon School's method re-imagines the neighborhood as a shared culture of art, where unity is strengthened by diversity.