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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!   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. 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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The Best Farmers Markets in Oakland, CA

Farmers markets, you love 'em, and Oakland has plenty of 'em. We are allabout fresh fruits and vegetables: yummy strawberries, giant artichokes, various colors of carrots, and those Buddha's hands. You may have been to other farmers markets, but you gotta experience an Oakland farmers market. Check out the farmers markets that Oakland has to offer 6 days out of the week. …

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Top 5 Things to do at Pedalfest 2019

The East Bay’s biggest pedal-powered festival, Pedalfest, is coming up on August 3 from 11-5pm in Jack London Square. Brought to you by Bike East Bay, Dolan Law Firm and Lyft, from stunt shows to bike rodeos to the epic amphibious bike race, you don’t want to miss it! Need help deciding what to do at this free…

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7 Events to Attend in Oakland this Summer

Oakland’s thriving arts and culture scene offers great live music, events, eats and outdoorsy fun all year round, but we are always super excited for the summer festivities. From dancing and day drinking at festivals and sampling food from all different cuisines to museum and gallery hopping, Oakland has got you covered. Whatever their interests, family members of all ages will make exciting discoveries and great memories while spending the day on the Sunny Side of the Bay. Here is our list of outdoor street fairs, music festivals and other specially curated experiences to put on your calendar this summer. This list may not include every summer event in Oakland. We welcome you to share your favorites down below…

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Plan Your Summer Vacation in Oakland

It’s that time of the year again. It’s summer, it's hot, and you’ve already taken your kids to all the shopping malls, water parks and attractions in your town. Fed up at home, you start planningyour summer vacation. Oakland is home to world-class attractions, sports teams, restaurants and parks that will suit any family vacation. …

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