Are you a Vegan visiting Oakland? Yes? Great! Oakland has been named by VegNews as the most Vegan friendly city in the Bay Area! Below we will take you through a couple of the best places to fill up your vegan belly for each mealtime of the day!
1) Timeless Coffee Roasters
This is an ALL vegan coffee shop! So get your latte with soy or almond milk, bite down on some delish breakfast pastries, and also treat yourself to some decadent chocolate because you can find all that here! Why not try a mocha at this location?
Visiting the Bay and didn’t rent a car? It’s really no problem. The public transit in Oakland will get you where you need to go! You can pretty much reach any destination in the Bay by taking one or more of the various modes of transport listed below! By bus, by train, by boat, by shuttle, which will be your favorite?!
1) Our Awesome Complimentary Shuttle Service
When it comes to our shuttle service, we can get you where you need to go! Our drivers are incredibly friendly and very familiar with Oakland’s roads! Take the shuttle between the hours of 6:00AM to 11:30PM to the major transport hubs such as the Oakland International Airport (top of the hour), Lake Merritt BART station, and Jack London Square & Ferry (bottom of the hour). Stop by the front desk to learn even more about our shuttle service! Read on below to learn a ton more about Oakland’s public transit options!
If you’ve been outside in Oakland lately, you know things are heating up. Memorial day has come and gone, and so has the chilly spring weather with it. Now it’s time to take a breath and chill in the summer season, aka Ice Cream season. Let’s talk about the best 10 places you can hit up for a summer cool down:
1. Fentons Creamery
We have to start with this Oakland landmark on Piedmont Avenue. It’s a family owned retro soda fountain style restaurant. It genuinely is world famous, as it’s been featured on the Food Network, the Travel Channel, and the History Channel! Have you seen the Pixar movie Up? Carl and Russell couldn’t pass up a summer treat at Fentons! Get one of their house made signature sundaes! Try the Black and Tan sundae. Melvin Fenton himself invented the toasted almond flavor in this delightful dish!
Oakland has a rich history that spans thousands of years into the past! And whether you are an advanced historian or prefer a more “just browsing” approach to history, Oakland’s museums are for you. You can really get to know Oakland through and through by stopping by one or more of it’s many museums! This post will introduce you to three of the top rated museums Oakland has to offer.
1. Oakland Museum of California #TheMuseumofUs
It’s here where you will find Oakland situated in the context of California. Oakland museum is not only where you go to learn about the fascinating past, art, and science around Oakland and California, but it is where it is celebrated! Come peruse galleries of art, history, and natural science. Become acquainted with the Indigenous peoples of the Bay Area, past and current artists, and learn about California’s diverse ecosystems!
This museum also serves as a place for the community of Oakland to play and learn together. The museum hosts Friday Nights @ OMCA every week. This is a fantastic Friday night experience for locals and visitors alike: Off the Grid, a gathering of some of the Bay Areas finest food trucks, sets up right outside the museum’s doors. Get discounts on the above-mentioned galleries, and best yet, view them after hours! Shop at the OMCA marketplace featuring local art and handcrafts. And this is all set to the music of local musicians and DJs! Take yourself, bring your family, and have a blast any day of the week, but especially Friday nights! Check out their website for even more information!
Learn more here: museumca.org
A's are here to stay!
Looking over the landscape of professional sports teams in Oakland, you’ll see the backs of the Golden State Warriors and the Raiders far off in the distance, scurrying away to half as worthy cities (sorry San Francisco and Las Vegas ;p)! But you will also see the A’s standing large and proud of representing Oakland. Look closer and you will see the A’s robust, deep, deep roots in this city! Even though they are in need of a shiny new stadium fit for them, it will unquestionably be built here in Oakland territory!
The A’s have been in Oakland since 1968. If you do the math, that’s 50 beautiful years to grow strong roots. The A’s have had their ups (World Series wins 1972 and 1989!) and downs (1979!) in Oakland, and the fans have always come out and cheered their team on. The fans have always been there for the A’s and you bet that the A’s will be there for their fans!
And right now, the A’s are sending out love notes to their fans and the city of Oakland, to assure us all of their deep commitment. Have you gotten one?
Summer in Oakland is right around the corner, 34 days to be exact, but who is counting? One thing about summer in Oakland is that the weather is perfect for outdoor activities. It’s warm, but not too hot. And what’s a better outdoor activity than visiting one of Oakland’s many Farmers' Markets, or perhaps all of them? Today, we will talk about three great places to get your fresh produce, and some lunch of course, during the weekend!
Jack London Square is a dynamic and special historical place on the Oakland estuary within the Port of Oakland. How to explain it? Well, it’s here that you can get an up close experience with the maritime, agricultural, fine dining, transit, commercial, and literary side of Oak Town. It’s a place of industry and leisure. It’s named after Oakland’s very own author, you guessed it, Jack London, who spent much of his boyhood at this water front. There’s always something going on, so no matter what time of year you visit, there’s something in Jack London Square for you!
Whether you’re an Oakland native or a guest here to explore the city, there are just some things you might not know about Oakland. Today, we are going to talk about 10 fun facts about the beautiful, diverse, and buzzing city by the Bay.
If you take a walk around the large sprawling city, we are talking about 54 square miles, you will notice that Oakland is diverse and we are proud of it. Did you know that it is the most diverse city in the US when measured by social, ethno-racial, economic, and household factors? This is pretty amazing right?
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The 143-room Executive Inn & Suites was first established in Oakland circa 1991, ideal for groups,corporations, families and vacationers alike. Our complimentary amenities including breakfast and parking help us stand out from other hotels, as well as, our overall philosophy; which is to take care of our guests first