Oakland is an amazing place to soak up great summer vibes. With a variety of events and activities happening throughout The Town  – there is something for everyone to enjoy. By day or by night, whether you’re looking to plan the perfect date, get together with friends or enjoy lots of family fun - Oakland is the place to be!

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The Best Oakland Hotels with Pools

Sunshine and perfect warm days – summer is the perfect time for an Oakland getaway! If you're looking for a fun-filled vacation in the Bay Area, look no further than Oakland. This vibrant city offers fun attractions, great outdoors, and an award winning culinary scene. But what really makes a summer…

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5 Reasons to Come to Oakland in August

Oakland, a city rich in culture, diversity, and energy, is a fantastic destination any time of year. But there's something special about visiting in August. With a packed calendar of events, from world-class music to exciting attractions, and a number of outdoor activities, August offers an…

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A Day in Rockridge

Stretching from Oakland’s main drag, Broadway, to the Berkeley border (and ultimately to the University of California campus), College Avenue is the mile-long commercial heart of the desirable Rockridge neighborhood in Oakland. With a BART station in the center and AC Transit’s frequent 51A bus…

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Beat the Summer Heat: Cool Down in Oakland

Need an escape from the hot summer sun? Oakland, California is the place to visit! With August’s average temperature in the mid-70s, clear blues skies and just the right amount of sun – spending time in Oakland is welcomed escape. With great outdoors, an award-winning culinary scene, fun…

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A Day in Downtown & Uptown Oakland

Whether you're looking for a cultural retreat, world-class cuisine, or a dive into the local scene, Oakland's Downtown and Uptown neighborhoods promise an unforgettable adventure. Join us as we explore hidden gems, iconic landmarks, and must-try experiences that capture the unique essence of these…

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The Ultimate Guide for Oakland Restaurants with Outdoor Space

Known for its vibrant cultural scene and gorgeous sunny summer days, Oakland is the perfect destination for a meal out on a beautiful patio. This list will help you discover some of the best restaurants in The Town that have outdoor seating that is ideal for a sunny day with a loved one. Brenda’s…

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Best Places to Get Ice Cream in Oakland, CA

From the undeniable classics, to exciting unconventional flavors, Oakland has got your perfect scoop! Indulge in your favorite churned, vegan, rolled, and liquid nitrogen frozen scoops at these unique ice creameries in The Town. Check them out below! Ben & Jerry’s Known for their decadent ice…

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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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Oakland Art Guide: 10 Galleries You Can't Miss

Welcome to the vibrant art scene of Oakland, where creativity knows no bounds and inspiration is found at every turn. In this blog, we will take you on a journey through 10 galleries that showcase the diverse and captivating artworks of talented artists. Join us as we explore the artistic gems that…

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