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All About Mom in The Town

Mother's Day in The Town 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. Take Mom out on a Girls Trip The Claremont Hotel & Spa is has a mid-week getaway special until the end of June! The package includes: Overnight accommodations plus resort fee A welcome bottle of sparkling wine Breakfast at East Bay Provisions Dinner at Limewood Bar & Restaurant Private group yoga or fitness experience Exclusive Spa Boutique shopping experience with 10% off all purchases PC: Claremont Club & Spa   Shop Local Oakland Supply Co Give the gift of Oakland-made goods by shopping 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, and Colonial Donuts!  PC: Oakland Supply Co.  Want more gift ideas, shop these other local Oakland small businesses!   Brunch Time If mom is in the brunching mood, there are plenty of tasty options to choose from. Honor the tradition of spoiling Mom with brunch! A few restaurants offering amazing brunches include Daughter's Diner, Grand Lake Kitchen, and Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill that are sure to delight your taste buds. Looking for other food options? Check out these open restaurants. …

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Gift Yourself an Epic Oakland View

ShopThe Town's Local Hot Spots and See Oakland from Above: From Hotel Rooms with a View  The end of 2020 was different than we all anticipated. You probably didn't get to do everything you would have during a typical holiday season. So, now more than ever before, it's time to treat yourself to a night or two out of the house. And you don’t need to be an out-of-towner to enjoy a stay at an Oakland hotel. Did we mention the views? Waterfront? Check. City skyline? Yep. Sweeping bay views? Easy. We've got it all.  And you can continue to shop at local businesses, try dining outside at new restaurant or grab takeout from an old favorite, and explore the great outdoors. It's time to safely get out of the house and enjoy  A New View . You deserve it. …

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Kamala Harris’ Journey from Oakland to The White House

Oakland’s influence on the world – from pop culture to social movements - is undeniable. With Kamala Harris taking her place as the first female Vice President of color in the United States’ history, let’s take a look at the beauty and history of Oakland that left a mark on the VP, and is sure to…

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Work from Oakland Hotels instead of Home

Needing a change of scenery? Try working from home a hotel in Oakland and curb that travel itch! Many Oakland hotels are safe and COVID compliant, having gone through rigourous trainings, developed cleaning procedures, and have strict guidelines to ensure safety for guests and staff. Plus, many are…

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Weekend Road Trip to Oakland

The time for road trips is now! If you’re coming in from over six hours away, pack the essentials, pack the car, and pack your weekend with all-things Oakland. COVID-Safe Packing List Mask 😷 Hand Sanitizer 🧴 Wipes 🙌🏽 Water Bottle 💦 Camera 📸 Phone Charger 🤳🏾 Adventurous Spirit! 💫 Book…

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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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Top Plant Shops in Oakland

Plants. Are. It. Right. Now. While many of us have been home during COVID, we’ve spent way more time cooking, organizing, making cocktails, home-schooling, you name it. Plants are a silver lining to staying home. They provide the opportunity to reconnect or even begin to cultivate a relationship…

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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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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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