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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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Where To Spend Your Halloween in Oakland, CA

Creep it real this Halloween in Oakland, for yourself and your family! While COVID is in our ghostly midst, there are still plenty of fun, safe,and physically distant activities to keep you spirited. 👻 Check out all the different ways you can spend Halloween in The Town…

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Oakland's Fall Festivals & Events

COVID-era fall doesn’t have to mean staying inside!There are still activities and events you can enjoy at a safe, physical distance.  Check out all of the family-friendly and sometimes even free activities that will help keep you and your family out of the house in Oakland. …

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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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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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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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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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Oakland Arts & Crafts To Do At Home

Even during these uncertain times, creativity finds its way! Be inspired by Oakland’s talented artists, and let your own creative juices flow with arts & craft projects you can do at home. Create Your Own Block Print Block or relief printing, which originated in China, is one of the oldest…

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Family Activities to Do at Home

With some childhood imagination and a little bit of help from our friends at Children's Fairyland, Playworks, OMCA, and Chabot Space & Science Center, there is a lot of fun and learning to be had from home! Color Oakland Favorites Dig up your crayons, markers, and colored pencils, and let your…

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