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!

Here's a packing list for the essentials:

  • Mask 
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Wipes 
  • Reusable water bottle 
  • Camera 
  • Phone charger
  • A good appetite 

 

Saturday 

Indulge in the Town’s Art Scene, and Oakland flavors. 

Kick your visit off at Oakland’s Black-owned coffee roaster Red Bay Coffee in Fruitvale. Enjoy a charcoal latte or iced coffee as you stroll down Jingletown’s Rue De Merde, a wall of diverse and colorful murals and intricate mosaics, showcasing the passion and talent of the neighborhood’s artist community.  

Oakland Riviera Mural Photo

PC: Oakland Local Wiki

 

Lunch 

Work up an appetite as you explore more of the vibrant Fruitvale neighborhood, home to some of the Town’s tastiest treasures. Enjoy eating al aire fresco (outdoors, taking in that fresh air) with taco trucks like Taqueria Sinaloa and Guadalajara. These spots are just a peek into Oakland's proud Latinx roots, so grab an assorted plate de al pastortripas, cabeza, and lengua for lunch to get a well-rounded taste. Finish the meal off with a refreshing mangonada from Nieves Cinco de Mayo

Nieves Cinco de Mayo 

 

Continue your mural tour in Oakland’s Chinatown, and find the fiercest dragon murals by Dragon School 99. Explore more Oakland street murals, and maybe even grab some dim sum from 名味閣 Ming's Tasty Restaurant or fortune cookies from 金門餅廠 Fortune Cookie Factory to snack on the go! 

Dragon School Mural Photo

PC: Dragon School

 

Dinner 

Head to Temescal for a warm good-feel meal at Homeroom. Step your Kraft game up with their endless ways to eat mac n cheese, and then take a short trip over to Fenton’s Creamery in Piedmont for a large scoop of old-fashioned homemade Rocky Road ice cream. Did you know Rocky Road was invented in Oakland?! 

Homeroom mac n cheese

 

And for the cherry on top of your day in Oakland, take in a breathtaking view of the sun set from Mountain View Cemetery and while you're at it, find the final resting places of notable folks: Andre Hicks (Mac Dre), Julia Morgan, Bobby Hutton, Marcus FosterElizabeth Short (The Black Dahlia).

Mountain View Cemetery UGC Photo

PC: Instagram @vincentjamesphotography

 

Book Your Stay 

Spend the night in one of Oakland's hotels– From waterfront views, airport convenience, and iconic landmark properties, find a hotel that works for you! 

Marriott Oakland Hotel Room

 

Sunday 

Breakfast 

Sunday mornings are for homecooked meals, and the chicken and waffles from Chef Tanya Holland’s Brown Sugar Kitchen is home cooking at its finest. Grab your food to-go, and head down to Jack London Square for breakfast at the waterfront.  

Brown Sugar Kitchen

 

Take a (historically dope) Tour

Take a walking tour through the Black Panther Party's historic legacy. From the Black Panther Headquarters, to DeFremery Park, to the Oakland Community School, you'll get to visit locations that shaped Oakland, the county, and the world. At the end, stop by It's All Good Bakery (which also has historic significance!) for something yummy as you get back on the road. 

Black Panther Party Headquarters

 

Find 100 reasons to come back to Oakland, and we’ll see you again soon!