Oakland is an amazing place to soak up great summer vibes. With a variety of events and activities happening throughout The Town  – there is something for everyone to enjoy. By day or by night, whether you’re looking to plan the perfect date, get together with friends or enjoy lots of family fun - Oakland is the place to be!

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Best Places To Eat in Fruitvale

This East Oakland neighborhood was once called 'Brays' and 'Fruit Vale' thanks to the cherry and apricot orchards which could be found in the neighborhood before what we now know as Fruitvale became incorporated in 1909. Now, 110 years later, you can still find an abundance of fruits and…

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A Day in Rockridge

Stretching from Oakland’s main drag, Broadway, to the Berkeley border (and ultimately to the University of California campus), College Avenue is the mile-long commercial heart of the desirable Rockridge neighborhood in Oakland. With a BART station in the center and AC Transit’s frequent 51A bus…

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Top Things to Do In Uptown & Downtown

Oakland is often referred to as the central hub of the Bay Area. Which makes the Uptown Downtown District Oaklands main line. Oaklands entertainment capital comes alive at night with a host of new restaurants, hip bars and an arts scene that's one of the best in the country…

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Top Things To Do In Old Oakland

Old Oakland was the central depot for the first Transcontinental railway linking California to the eastern states in the late 1860s. This area was where visitors stayed when they traveled on the railroad, and it offered hotels, restaurants, barber shops, drug stores and other services for travelers…

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Top Things To Do on Piedmont Ave in Oakland, CA

Piedmont Avenue, in many ways, feels like a small hometown, with a long sidewalk of great restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops, and historic attractions stacked side by side. From designer vintage clothing to home antiques, the neighborhood is filled with unique places to stop and enjoy…

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Top Things to Do near Lake Merritt

Oakland’s Grand Lake neighborhood is in the northeast area of Lake Merritt, named after the communities of Grand and Lakeshore Avenues. There is plenty of shopping and restaurants in the area for visitors and families. With great outdoor space around Lake Merritt, the neighborhood is perfect for weekend gatherings and activities…

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Top Things To Do in Chinatown

Home to the numerous ethnicities from all over Asia, Oakland Chinatown is the nostalgia to all Asian Americans in the East Bay. Unlike any other Chinatowns in the United States, Oakland is a real “working Chinatown” where there are not many tourists but people living and working here. Chinatown is a neighborhood that encompasses your five senses. Visitors will see ducks hanging in restaurant windows, smell traditional herbs and spices, hear seniors talking with their native tongue, taste the delicious food and chewy boba tea, and touch each fresh produce items to purchase. A real place to experience Oakland’s local Asian cultures and lifestyles…

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Things To Do in KONO

KONO (Koreatown Northgate) is a hub of arts and culture in the Bay Area and Oakland, featuring The First Fridays Festival and Art Murmur Gallery Walk. Along and with the arts, KONO features Oakland’s most popular craft beer gardens and pubs. Here are some suggestions for your visit to KONO…

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