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SAN FRANCISCO
and OAKLAND



 

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Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco

 

SAN FRANCISCO and OAKLAND GUIDE 

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WELCOME TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Though only 49 square miles, San Francisco is confidant, self-absorbed and brash for good reason. You'd feel cocky too, if you won "Best Place to Visit" travel polls for many consecutive years ... More

WELCOME TO OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA
No weak sister city, Oakland has plenty of leisure treats to ensure a great time for a night or several day visit. Explore what many locals call, The Hub of the Bay Area, which is actually warmer than the other side of the bay ... More

BLACK GENESIS - SAN FRANCISCO
William Leidesdorff, born of an African mother and Danish father in the U.S. Virgin Islands, settled in San Francisco in 1841. He owned the largest home and built the first City Hotel in San Francisco ... More


CULTURAL SITES
Museum Of the African Diaspora resoundingly announces the importance of Bay Area Black Culture. Oakland pitches in with an even larger number of engaging and distinctive cultural assets ... More

RESTAURANTS and NIGHTCLUBS
Oakland is alive with soulful restaurants and nightclubs, while San Francisco, its cousin across the bay has a very lively collection of Jazz clubs ... More

SHOPS and GALLERIES
Oakland and the East Bay maintains a variety of Black-owned boutiques,
galleries, bookstores and gift shops. Though smaller in number in
San Francisco, each shop has special reward for visitors ... More

PARK and BEACHES
The world knows of Golden Gate Park, but you should also get acquainted with gems such as The Presidio, Twin Peaks, Baker Beach, Ocean Beach, Lake Merritt, Dunsmuir House and Gardens ... More

BLACK WINERIES in WINE COUNTRY
Just a short drive north from either city, you'll find the wine twins,
Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley. Your unique treat is to visit several of these award-winning Black-owned wineries here ... More

SPAS and INNKEEPERS
Need soulful pampering? You've come to the right spot. Some of best Black spas and innkeepers are located in the Bay Area ... More

FILLMORE JAZZ DISTRICT REVIVAL
Although the Fillmore District can never fully return to its glory days for residents, this 21st century redux is shaping up nicely for tourists. It features even ... More


BLACK PANTHER PARTY
In 1966, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale formed the Black Panther Party of Self-Defense against police brutality and for community service in Oakland. They were joined by Eldridge Cleaver and David Hilliard ... More

SLY & THE FAMILY STONE - BAY AREA FUNK
Sly Stone was born Sylvester Steward and grew up in nearby Vallejo. His mother and father, a reverend in the Church of God in Christ, gave the family their Gospel roots ... More

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS
Having renown attractions like Alcatraz, Ghirardelli Square, Chinatown, North Beach, Union Square, The Ferry Building, Yerba Buena Gardens, Cliff House, Crookedest Street in the World ... More

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS
Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, California Academy of Science, Exploratorium, AT&T Baseball Park, Sony Metreon, San Francisco Zoo, Children's Fairyland, Chabot Space & Science Center and Oakland Zoo top the list ... More

ART and HISTORY MUSEUMS
Several of the nation's best museums in their genre, call the Bay Area home, including the Jewish Museum, Oakland Museum, de Young Museum, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ... More

SAN MATEO COUNTY
San Mateo County is graced with hillside beauty, wineries, countless restaurants, scenic golf courses and 60 miles of unforgettable multi-terrain views of the Pacific Ocean ... More

SAN FRANCISCO ARCHITECTURE
San Francisco has the 6th largest collection of skyscrapers in America. Many are must-see icons and grand public buildings ... More

 

RESEARCH CREDITS:
Thomas Dorsey
Sheila Umolu
Jeanette Valentine
Ronald Dorsey
Calvin Young
Dan Fitch

 

 

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