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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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10 Things to Do This Summer in Fruitvale

*content updated by Visit Oakland. 1.Experience the Fruitvale Night Markets! Enjoy music, kids’ activities and live performances at Avenida de La Fuente every second and fourth Thursday of the month (June-August). The markets only happen during the summer, so make sure to stop by soon. 2. Enjoy a mangonada at Nieves…

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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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Vintage Treasure Hunt Through Oakland

Oakland is certainly not a one-note town - its diversity and multicultural tapestry are legendary, and the creativity that flows from that influences everything in the city, including the vintage clothing stores. And those aren’t one note either. Almost all feature additional temptations including vinyl records…

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