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6 'Uniquely Oakland' Reasons To Meeting In Our City's Creative Hub

Owning the reputation as one of the top meeting and event destinations in the U.S., the Oakland Convention Center dares you to define us. Between its welcoming location in the heart of the city, proximity to the towering Redwoods that are definitive of the region, and authentic local culture, the Oakland Convention Center makes hosting your event nothing short of simple and is one of the premier meeting spaces in Oakland. Through our bold culture, in both residents and attitude, hosting your business meeting in Oakland will inspire you, challenge you, and give you a new perspective. We encourage you to take your Meeting Someplace Different…

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The ‘Soul’ Reason to Meet Here: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Opportunities in Oakland

Every meeting is a story to be told, so why not make yours a story of team building, cooperation and giving back? If you’re planning an upcoming meeting in Oakland and looking for opportunities to get involved in Oakland’s creative, eclectic community consider adding Corporate Social Responsibility activities to the itinerary. From painting murals in Chinatown to helping to preserve beautiful Lake Merritt, there’s no shortage of Oakland volunteer opportunities for groups to give back to the diverse community that calls the San Francisco Bay area home…

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Oakland's Booming Hotel Developments

There’s no question that the San Francisco Bay Area is booming, and that’s especially true in Oakland, where creativity and cultural diversity thrive to create a destination like no other. With more and more visitors discovering all the “Bright Side of the Bay” has to offer, Oakland is experiencing a huge uptick in hotel development, particularly in the city’s inclusive, progressive Downtown and Uptown neighborhoods…

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Unique Dining Experiences in Oakland

There’s no question that food brings people together, and here in Oakland, that’s truer than ever. With over 125 languages spoken within the city, Oakland is one of the most diverse cities in the country, a boast-worthy accolade that is evident in the city’s incredibly vibrant and drool-worthy culinary scene. Oakland’s plethora of unique restaurants are topping “Best Of” lists from coast to coast, as the city’s high-profile chefs have made it their mission to build a restaurant scene as diverse – and delicious – as Oakland’s culture…

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4 Reasons You Should Meet in Oakland

Oakland is Accessible, Innovative and Bold Elevate Your Organization’s Meetings in Oakland Priding itself on being rooted in creativity, celebrating local culture, award-winning multi-cultural food scene and convenient location in San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland offers a welcoming and inclusive community to elevate your organization’s next meeting or convention. Oakland provides visitors with an urban experience while offering modern amenities and contemporary meeting spaces that are distinct, all within a prime destination for meeting planners and their attendees looking to take their meeting someplace different. As one of the premier meeting places on the West Coast, the popular Oakland Convention Center is just one of several creative meeting sites offering easy access to Downtown Oakland’s progressive culinary, arts and culture and nightlife scene that offers an inclusive and proactive spirit…

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3 Easy Runs from Downtown Oakland Hotels

When visiting Oakland, we know you’re going to want to indulge. There’s a nationally-acclaimed restaurant on nearly every corner, a classic dive bar or new brewery calling your name. Not to worry – just outside your hotel room door, there are also several simple and fun running routes to help you maintain your exercise regimen, while also giving you a chance to explore the surrounding neighborhoods. And, with 260 sunny days a year, it’s always a good time to hit the pavement in The Town…

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Oakland's Unique Meeting Spaces

Challenging Your Organization’s Meetings with One-Of-A-Kind Event Spaces in Oakland Brimming with diversity, multiculturalism, and history, the city of Oakland is stunningly innovative and a true gem of the San Francisco Bay. Meeting planners looking to progress their meetings with a creative twist beyond just banquet halls and expo centers have a plethora of diverse and innovative meeting spaces from historic homes to redesigned auto dealerships. Few cities in the U.S. can bring the variety, history, and character of event spaces to the table quite like Oakland. Plus, your attendees will look forward to their time outside of scheduled events to explore the city’s walkable neighborhoods and experience the bold, inclusive culture and welcoming energy of the diverse community…

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12 Oakland, CA Wedding Venues

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…

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Where To Listen to Live Music in Oakland

Silence may be golden, but here in Oakland, we like a little more bass in our evenings. Oakland's music scene kicks it up with a large population of musicians; Kehlani, Mistah F.A.B., Too $hort,-- that have a variety of venues to play at, from stages that are merely a section of the bar floor to those places where the band is on a pedestal and the velvet curtains part…

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5 Event Spaces to Check Out in Oakland, CA

Oakland is packed with great places to host your next shindig. These event spaces are just some of our favorites, check out a full list of our full list of event spaces. Scottish Rite Center 1547 Lakeside Drive Situated on the shores of Lake Merritt The Scottish Rite Center is a gorgeous place to bring your next event…

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