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SoOakland Makes Its Mark on Oakland

In 2015, Oakland’s own Shayla “Bang” Jamerson founded community events organization SoOakland, with the goal to preserve the culture of Oakland through a variety of events and community service that create safe spaces for Black and Brown communities. SoOakland represents Oakland authentically by…

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Shayla's Top Spots in Oakland

Shayla is the ultimate vibe, and her soul is all Oakland love. A born-and-raised local of The Town, and founder of SoOakland, she has her pulse on all the great spots to check out. Want to see Oakland from her side? Check out her top picks. Shopping Taylor Jay 2355 Broadway, Suite 1 Taylor Jay…

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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! Packing List  Camera 📸 Phone Charger 🤳🏾 A Good Appetite 😋 Hand Sanitizer 🧴 Water Bottle 💦 Mask 😷 (just in case)  …

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10 Things to Do This Summer in Fruitvale

*content updated by Visit Oakland. Summer is a magical time in the Fruitvale neighborhood. Paleteros (ice cream street vendors) walk up and down the streets, kids are playing in the plazita by the BART station, and the smell of carne asada grilling outside is in the air. If you're in Oakland during…

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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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