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How to Spend a Weekend in Oakland During Black History Month

Oakland’s deep roots in black culture are celebrated through the city’s food, music, art, and creativity. Here are a few ways to safely spend a weekend celebrating The Town’s black-owned businesses, events, and history during Black History Month! Friday Start your weekend off with a delicious…

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Gift Yourself an Epic Oakland View

ShopThe Town's Local Hot Spots and See Oakland from Above: From Hotel Rooms with a View  The end of 2020 was different than we all anticipated. You probably didn't get to do everything you would have during a typical holiday season. So, now more than ever before, it's time to treat yourself to a night or two out of the house. And you don’t need to be an out-of-towner to enjoy a stay at an Oakland hotel. Did we mention the views? Waterfront? Check. City skyline? Yep. Sweeping bay views? Easy. We've got it all.  And you can continue to shop at local businesses, try dining outside at new restaurant or grab takeout from an old favorite, and explore the great outdoors. It's time to safely get out of the house and enjoy  A New View . You deserve it. …

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Kamala Harris’ Journey from Oakland to The White House

Oakland’s influence on the world – from pop culture to social movements - is undeniable. With Kamala Harris taking her place as the first female Vice President of color in the United States’ history, let’s take a look at the beauty and history of Oakland that left a mark on the VP, and is sure to…

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Work from Oakland Hotels instead of Home

Needing a change of scenery? Try working from home a hotel in Oakland and curb that travel itch! Many Oakland hotels are safe and COVID compliant, having gone through rigourous trainings, developed cleaning procedures, and have strict guidelines to ensure safety for guests and staff. Plus, many are…

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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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Overnight Trip to Oakland

If you’ve been itching to see new sights, explore new cities, eat new foods, appease your travel bug with an overnight trip to the Town! Before you head out, make sure to book your stay for the night! COVID-Safe Packing List  Mask 😷  Hand Sanitizer 🧴 Wipes 🙌🏽 Water Bottle 💦 Camera 📸 Phone Charger 🤳🏾 A Good Appetite 😋  …

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Ultimate Pit Stop in Oakland

As you plan your epic drive across every county line possible following Shelter in Place, add Oakland to the itinerary on your ultimate road trip adventure. The Town will send you onward with a full belly, and a longing to return for a proper visit the next time around (guaranteed to one-up the gas…

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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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How To Support Oakland’s Black Community

To support our Black community, we have to educate ourselves, listen, and teach each other . In Oakland, we always believe this begins with listening to Black folx and engaging in what is shared. Below is a collated list of our existing resources as well as resources from community members for us to…

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