New platform highlights Oakland’s diverse experiences
and culture while celebrating the people
who bring The Town to Life

Oakland, CA - Visit Oakland, the Destination Marketing Organization for the city of Oakland, is pleased to announce the launch of See Things From Our Side, vodcast that spotlights the best and brightest people and places in The Town. The fourteen episode vodcast series will be released on July 12, 2023 and will run through April 2024. See Things From Our Side will be available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, YouTube and more.

“We’re excited to have a new way to share the Oakland experience” commented Peter Gamez, President and CEO of Visit Oakland. “Our city is rich in culture, has outstanding culinary and art scenes, and endless things to do.  From visiting our attractions to enjoying the gorgeous outdoor space in the redwoods or on the water – Oakland is filled with possibilities. See Things From Our Side is just one more way we tell the story of Oakland and the amazing people who make the true magic happen in The Town.”

Hosted by Oakland native Taj Tashombe, See Things From Our Side highlights Oakland as the welcoming, vibrant, and interesting destination that it is. As an award winning executive, artist, designer, and philanthropist Tashombe is passionate about Oakland and eager to share the beauty and cultural relevance of the city with a wide array of viewers.

Through informative and inspiring conversations, See Things From Our Side tells the story of The Town’s diverse culture, expands horizons, opens minds, changes perceptions, and celebrates all that Oakland has to offer.  Viewers will get an inside look at Oakland’s music culture, culinary landscape, art scene and local attractions including the Oakland Zoo, OMCA, Chabot Space + Science Center and Children’s Fairyland.

See Things From Our Side will be unveiled on July 12, 2023. Watch the official trailer.

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About Visit Oakland

Visit Oakland is a non-profit organization marketing Oakland, California as a travel destination. Visit Oakland offers a wide variety of complimentary services and materials for travelers interested in visiting Oakland. For more information, check out Want to share the Oakland love with the world? Follow @visitoakland on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. #visitoakland  #oaklandloveit

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