Oakland

Oakland

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Oakland is emerging from the long shadow of San Francisco as a destination that tourists enjoy day or night. Fine restaurants, trendy shopping, captivating architecture, historic attractions and bold sports venues are complimented by must-see districts in Berkeley, Emeryville and Alameda. Oaktown nightlife keeps it real too.

Cultural Sites
African American Museum & Library of Oakland, Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, MAAT Village, Berkeley Reparatory Group and more … More

Restaurants and Nightclubs
Its the East Bay, so you expect good Soul Food restaurants and Barbecue joints. Oakland delivers that and much more. There’s the trend-setting Jazz clubs, sports bars and … More

Shops and Galleries
Oakland has seen many distinctive black-owned boutiques and art galleries come and go, but some shops 7 galleries stick around. Your patronage will help them grow … More

Oakland History
Founded in 1820, Oakland was the Pacific terminus of the first transcontinental railroad. African Americans settled in West Oakland at that time and more after the Gold Rush of 1849 … More

General Attractions
Jack London Square, City Center, Old Oakland, Lakeshore District, Lake Merritt and Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue anchor general attractions in the East Bay. But there’s more than a casual glance … More

Heritage Sites
It would be a sin to speak of historic sites and places of worship with mentioning the importance of Allen Temple Baptist Church to the historically black community of East Oakland … More

Spas
The city lost Sol Y Mar Spa and Pampered Man/Pampered Woman. Not to worry. Several other spas meet the test of making you feel special. Including a body-building gym near downtown … 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. Joined by Eldridge Cleaver, David Hilliard and others … More

Sly & The Family Stone – Bay Area Funk
Sly Stone was born Sylvester Stewart and grew up in nearby Vallejo. His mother and father, a Church of God in Christ pastor, gave the family their Gospel roots … More

Berkeley Today
With a curious mix of academic elitism and counter-culture in a remarkable past that included support for the Black Panthers, today’s Berkeley has evolved to a multi-faceted trend-setting … More

The Arts
Oaktown’s Arts are anchored two immaculately restored classic theaters, an inviting civic art museum, a nearby top-tier theatre and large amphitheater that attract national performing artists of many genres … More

Family Attractions
The city features Children’s Fairyland, Chabot Space & Science Center, an Ice Center, a Children’s Zoo, a waterpark and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom located in the North Bay … More

Trivia, Radio Stations and Famous Residents
The city is known for the Black Panther Party, sports champions, progressive politics, transportation engineering feats and many great concerts … More

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