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The Best Farmers Markets in Oakland, CA

Farmers markets, you love them, and Oakland has plenty of them!We are all about 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 need to experience an Oakland farmers' market. Check out all the farmers' markets that Oakland has to offer! …

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Where to Hike in Oakland, CA

Often when we tell people that we’re hiking fairytale forests in Oakland, there's a collective eye-rolling. Oakland, they think, is so urban . Yet, 20 minutes from downtown, up in the Oakland Hills, groves of gigantic redwoods, oaks and eucalyptuses grow. Get outside, find some peace, and check out…

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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…

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Oakland Hotels with Outdoor Meeting Space

Oakland is reopening! As meetings and events make their return, cleanliness, and safety are still top of mind. Check out some wonderful outdoor meeting spaces our Oakland hotels offer as you begin to plan your next meeting or event! Moxy Oakland Downtown Moxy Oakland Downtown is one of Oakland's…

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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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4 Reasons You Should Meet in Oakland

Oakland is Accessible, Innovative and Bold. Elevate Your Organization’s Meetings in Oakland! Priding itself on being rooted in creativity, celebrating local culture, award-winning multi-cultural food scene and convenient location in the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland offers a welcoming and inclusive community to elevate your organization’s next meeting or convention. Oakland provides visitors with an urban experience while offering modern amenities and contemporary meeting spaces that are distinct, all within a prime destination for meeting planners and their attendees looking to take their meeting somewheredifferent. As one of the premier meeting places on the West Coast, the popular Oakland Convention Center is just one of several creative meeting sites offering easy access to Downtown Oakland’s progressive culinary, arts and culture and nightlife scene that offers an inclusive and proactive spirit…

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13 Movies You Didn't Know Were Filmed Oakland, CA

Whether you live and breathe Oakland, are a newbie to our Town scene, or just a movie fanatic, learning that some of your favorite movies were filmed close by is always fun. Here are a few of our favorites, feel free to add these places to your where to take a selfie list…

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Top Reasons to Bring the Whole Family to Oakland

For both the kids, and for the kids at heart, The Town is filled with things to do, places to see, and bites big and small to enjoy. Oakland may be a playground for adults, but there is plenty of ground to cover for the kiddos too! Here are the top reasons to bring the whole family to Oakland. 1…

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