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elcome to our official blog! Here is where we talk about all things Oakland. We are so inspired to talk about Oakland and what makes it great that we named our blog #OrganicallyOakland. We feel since Oakland is where we call home and Oakland has been severally misunderstood, we feel it's our responsibility to use our blog space as a central location to educate our guests on why #YouDontKnowOakland. Read along and see what makes Oakland a great place to visit.

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5 Must-See Museums in Oakland

Feb 23, 2023

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Located in the East Bay Area across San Francisco Bay lies a cultural and historical gem known as Oakland.

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10 Must-See Landmarks in Oakland

Feb 1, 2023

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Discover 10 must-see Oakland landmarks and points of interest in this informative blog. From family-friendly attractions to historical sites, there's something for everyone. Get a taste of what the city has to offer and plan your next visit to Oakland with this comprehensive guide. Don't miss out, check it out now!

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5 Romantic Date Ideas in Oakland for Valentine's Day

Jan 15, 2023

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Are you and your significant other tired of the same old boring Valentine's Day plans? Look no further, because Oakland has got you covered with all the weird, wacky and wild romantic activities your heart desires.

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Here Are 8 Budget-Friendly Things To Do In Oakland

Jan 1, 2023

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Hey there! Are you looking for budget-friendly things to do in Oakland? This blog post has you covered with a list of fun and affordable activities in the city. From taking a stroll around Lake Merritt to exploring the city's street art scene and attending the Oakland Carnival, we've got something for everyone. Keep reading to find out more!

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10 Tips for Making Your Trip to Oakland Easier (2023 Edition)

Jan 1, 2023

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Oakland offers a range of activities, attractions, and delicious local cuisine loved by locals and tourists alike. By following our ten tips for making your trip easier, you'll be able to plan and prepare for your visit to this vibrant city and make the most of your time there.

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5 Ways To Get Fit in Oakland (and Burn Off Those Holiday Pounds)

Dec 21, 2022

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If you're feeling the effects of the holiday season and looking to get back on track, Oakland has you covered with some of the best fitness options in the Bay Area. From world-class gyms and parks to stunning trails and beautiful beaches, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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5 Things You Don’t Want To Miss This Holiday in Oakland

Dec 2, 2022

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 Are you looking for the best holiday activities in Oakland? As a bustling city in Northern California, Oakland is full of activities, especially during holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s a great place to try mouth-watering cuisine and visit memorable attractions. Plus, this area also has some of the best relaxing hotels, such as the Executive Inn & Suites, to spend a relaxing day at while enjoying spectacular water views.

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5 Creative Things You Can Do With a Pumpkin

Nov 1, 2022

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Pumpkins have been cultivated for thousands of years and are used in a variety of ways. They’re so versatile that they can be used for cooking delicious meals with unique pumpkin recipes, making beautiful art pieces, or even for decoration.

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5 Things To Do in Oakland This Fall

Oct 1, 2022

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Oakland is a culturally diverse city that boasts numerous events that showcase this diversity, which range from festivals and sports games to overall family bonding activities. Keep reading to find out about your next potential activity!

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11 Things To Do at Night in Oakland

Sep 1, 2022

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If there’s one more thing you must know, the nightlife here in the town is vibrant and alive. There are so many things to do in Oakland at night, and we’ve rounded up the best of the best for you.

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5 Great Places To Enjoy the Great Outdoors of Oakland

Aug 2, 2022

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Oakland is known as a city of beautiful locations. When you find yourself here, it would be impossible not to spend a day outdoors! There are many things to do in Oakland, from splendid hikes to quiet walks to lovely spots for a picnics. Oakland has a strong culture, lots of character, and tons of history that you can immerse yourself in while on foot. Here are five great places to enjoy the great outdoors of the city!

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Here Are 5 Summer & Fall Concerts You Don’t Want To Miss

Jul 5, 2022

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Are you planning a trip to Oakland this summer or fall and want to maximize your stay? Consider planning around the several Oakland concerts slated for these seasons! Entertainment in Oakland is never lacking since dozens of artists from across the country are scheduling their show-stopping musical acts in the city.

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5 Reasons the Bay Area is the Best Place to Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride

Jun 1, 2022

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As people slowly recover from the devastating effects of the pandemic, it’s an honor to announce that pride month in San Francisco is back for its 52nd year! With a “Love Will Keep Us Together” theme this year, it’ll be an assurance that people of all walks of life will enjoy the Bay Area this June.

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10 Things To Do To Prep for a Summer Trip to Oakland, CA

Apr 23, 2022

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One of the best places to visit in the San Francisco Bay Area is the vibrant city of Oakland. It’s a bustling metropolitan community dubbed “Brooklyn by the Bay” thanks to its rich culture. With the diverse food scene, natural and manmade attractions, and beautiful streets, Oakland deserves the recognition of being a top destination in the region.

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3 Tips for Making Your Trip in Oakland Easier

Dec 13, 2021

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Oakland, California is the perfect mixture of big city pace and smaller city charm. If you’re planning a trip to this bustling spot of California, here are a few things that will make your trip smooth and relaxing, rather than a stress to your travel plans!

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8 Tips to Travel the Bay Area on Your Next Trip

Oct 17, 2021

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There’s no question about it - the Bay Area is a fantastic place to take a trip to. The Bay Area offers plenty of fun and excitement. There is so much to see and do, and all of it within a short distance of the ocean. Then there’s the gorgeous weather to consider too. Getting from place to place is one of the logistics that everyone needs to work out when taking a trip for any reason. Fortunately, the Bay Area has a ton of options for you to choose from.

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3 Nightlife Hotspots to Visit in Oakland

Jul 6, 2021

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Exploring a new city (or an old one) is usually quite the adventure. When it comes to finding the best spots at night, it can take a little sleuthing but that is typically a fun process. Knowing some of the cool features of Oakland’s nightlife can help you get started in the right direction towards finding your favorite bar or club.

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3 Tips for Wine Tasting in Oakland

Dec 8, 2020

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Oakland is one of the best places to visit for a wine tasting vacation that will give you the comfort and excitement you are craving. Wine tasting is a great chance to try a variety of wines and learn to taste the difference between varieties you enjoy. There is something special about trying wines where they were made and among the people who have been a part of their creation from start to finish

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11 Restaurants in Oakland That We Recommend

Apr 20, 2020

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Eat + Drink

While ‘quarantine’ may soon – if not already- become synonymous with “new way of life” for many of us stuck at home, what’s on your plate can help maintain some sort of normalcy during the chaos.

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 The Show Must Go On - For Now From Home

Apr 13, 2020

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Many of us are stuck at home. Sure we’re working – but you can’t work all day. The commute also is non-existent. Some of us have tried to clean out drawers and closets and soon realized that it’s not that we couldn’t find the time, but we just don’t have the interest.

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4 Bars (and a Lounge) With Delicious Food in Oakland

Jan 15, 2020

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Oakland is a great city with many things to offer. When taking a night out on the town to hang with friends, everyone is going to want great food. These four downtown bars offer food and libation ranging from classic to unique.

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 3 Places You Must Visit in Oakland

Oct 28, 2019

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If you're planning a trip to Oakland, these are the must see locations. Add them on your itinerary on your next visit.

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Getting the Most Out of Lake Merritt While in Oakland

Oct 4, 2019

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Lake Merritt is located in Oakland, California, and is one of the most unique spaces in all of the country. The heart-shaped shoreline is located in the center of the city and is several miles long. The lake offers the perfect place for humans to commune with nature, and visitors to the lake will have no shortage of activities to enjoy.

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 4 Reasons Why Everyone is Coming to Oakland

Jun 5, 2019

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Many people move to a new city or state for a better quality of life. When surveyed, the top reasons given for migration were traffic, living expenses, economic opportunity, arts, culture and a sense of community. Check out these four reasons that everyone is coming to Oakland.

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 Celebrate Día de los Muertos in Oakland

Nov 2, 2018

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Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, began Wednesday, October 31 and will end November 3rd. Thousands of Oaklanders observe and honor this ancestral celebration of remembering loved ones who have passed.

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 Oakland Gets Spooky: What to do in Oakland on Halloween!

Oct 29, 2018

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​(To be read in Dracula's voice) Dear Oakland visitors, whether you’re in town for business or pleasure, alone, or with family, it’s time to put on your scariest costume and enjoy all the Halloween treats and festivities that Oakland has to offer. And there are plenty!

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 11 Places in the Bay Area to Shop Till You Drop, Before the Holiday Season!

Sep 17, 2018

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The Bay Area has one of the best shopping scenes in the US. From top brands to mom & pop shops. Some shopping centers like Westfield Mall in San Francisco & Jack London Square are easily accessible by our shuttle and/or BART.

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Oakland Pride Has More Than an LGBT Parade

Sep 5, 2018

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Pride is just around the corner - so get out and enjoy the festivities. Read more to learn about what you can do during Pride.

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The Count Down of the 5 BEST Places to Grab a Great Steak Around the Oakland Area

Aug 9, 2018

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Looking for a great steak near the hotel? Well, look no further - here are 5 of the best in Oakland.

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 Vegan Eats in Oakland!

Jul 13, 2018

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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!

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 Scream for the 10 Best Ice Cream Shops in Oakland!

Jun 15, 2018

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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:

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 3 of Oakland's Best Museums

Jun 13, 2018

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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.

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 Oakland Athletics are Rooted in Oakland!

May 31, 2018

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Oakland Athletics are here to stay in the Bay! After the Warriors and Raiders announced they are leaving Oakland, the A's announced they are #RootedInOakland.

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 Spotlight on Oakland’s Farmers’ Markets

May 17, 2018

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​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!

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 Jack London Square: An Overview!

May 2, 2018

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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!

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10 Fun Facts About Oakland

Apr 24, 2018

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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.

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