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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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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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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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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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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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