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Black-owned Restaurants in Oakland CA

Oakland has a proud and resilient Black history/community that celebrates the influence on cultures past, present and future. This is certainly reflected and embraced in its food. With everything from Caribbean jerk chicken and plantains to Ethiopian injera with wat and comforting Southern fried…

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9 Unique Oakland Experiences Not Found in The Guidebooks

Have you already seen the Golden Gate Bridge? Are you not the type to do a big bus tour? If you’re looking to experience Oakland beyond simply sightseeing, Oakland has plenty of unique-to-Oakland things to do that showcase the diversity that the city has, both in its community, and in the engaging…

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7 Things to do in Oakland, CA When it Rains

We spend a lot of time telling you how Oakland is the Sunny Side of the Bay, but from time to time we'll get rain as well. Don't worry though, that doesn't stop us from having a good time. Here is a quick guide on where to go if you are looking to run inside and escape the rain…

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How to Spend a Weekend in Oakland

Home to some of the best restaurants, perfect weather, and an abundance of arts and culture, there are endless options on how to spend a weekend in Oakland. If a weekend is all you have, this itinerary will no doubt pique your excitement to book another trip back here, stat…

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The Best Farmer's 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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Explore the Black Panther Party’s History in Oakland, CA

Oakland has always prided itself on being a progressive city, standing up for the rights of its communities at all costs. Take the Black Panther Party of Self Defense for example, which originated right here in 1966. Though the Party officially disbanded in 1982 the legacy and presence remain today…

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Two Days in Oakland

Two days in Oakland? With so many great neighborhoods, activities, restaurants, and things to do, it seems impossible to see it all in just 48 hours. Have fun exploring and discovering Oakland with this list of suggested activities…

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First-Timers Guide to Oakland

Just one day in Oakland? Our nightlife, galleries and restaurants alone can fill up an entire day. Add the rich history, diverse neighborhoods, outdoor recreation and sports into the mix, and you’ve just filled up at least a week. It’s a bit ambitious, but if you must  do it all in a day, take a cue from your personal tour guides. Just make sure you come back—we’ve just barely scratched the surface…

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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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